Win boosts Banjo Bowl ticket sales

JIM BENDER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:19 AM ET

It is amazing what one convincing victory can do.

Fresh off a 39-12 shellacking of the Lions in B.C., the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are rapidly closing in on a sellout of the Banjo Bowl -- their next home game -- to be played at Canad Inns Stadium, Sept. 13.

"We are over 27,000 sold and it's starting to pick up now," club vice-president of marketing Jerry Maslowsky said yesterday. "So, if fans want tickets, they shouldn't wait."

Wait and Saskatchewan Roughriders fans will snap them up. The Bombers are closing in on their sixth straight sellout of the Banjo Bowl despite the fact the club has added a $6 surcharge to each ducat for all but season ticket holders for the first time.

'MAXIMIZE REVENUES'

"Other CFL clubs have been increasing their prices for their Labour Day Games and we thought this would be a good way to maximize our revenues," Maslowsky said.

Saskatchewan, which will host the Bombers in the annual Labour Day Classic on Sept. 6, was the first to charge more for that featured game.

The Bombers will once again host the Never Alone Labour Day Classic social where fans can watch that wildly popular match on the Jumbotron at Canad Inns Stadium. Admission is $10 for all but season ticket holders, who will get in free.

NEW BLOOD?: Bombers director of player personnel John Murphy denied a report that the club may bring Indoor Football League WR/KR Eric Taylor to camp next week. In fact, the Bombers will not decide what players to bring in until they get an update on the injury to DE Fred Perry (arm) and the coaches meet to discuss their needs at the end of this week, he said.


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