Sellouts could open up temporary seating

IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:24 AM ET

Calgary Stampeders fans should brace for a good-news/bad-news situation.

The bad news is less than 1,000 tickets remain for the 97th Grey Cup to be held Nov. 29 at McMahon Stadium, so any late customers might get left out in the cold.

The good news is more seats may come available for the Labour Day Classic once that annual tilt is sold out.

Sellouts will dictate how much of the extra seating gets opened for that game and for the Stamps' final five home dates.

About 1,000 tickets are left for the Edmonton Eskimos visit Sept. 7 -- available at Sport Chek and Safeway -- and once they are gone, the Stamps could add to McMahon's capacity for the game.

Temporary seating is being constructed at McMahon for the Grey Cup finale, and a portion could be used for the Labour Day game if there is a sellout for the rival tilt.

"We would love to be able to announce that we're opening up more seats, but we want to sell what's in our inventory now before we can do that," Stampeders president Scott Ackles said.

The Grey Cup Festival committee announced yesterday sales are brisk for the Grey Cup, and it may have a sellout in record time. The Grey Cup will have a capacity of 45,728.


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