This loss was a win: Bombers showed grit, fans fed fervour, in 1st regular season game at IGF

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Chris Matthews celebrates his touchdown against the Montreal Alouettes with...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Chris Matthews celebrates his touchdown against the Montreal Alouettes with fans during the first half of their CFL football game in Winnipeg June 27, 2013. (REUTERS/Fred Greenslade)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:02 AM ET

Mark it down: 10:08 p.m., Thursday, June 27, 2013.

That's when the glitzy new football facility in South Winnipeg became the home of the Blue Bombers.

When 33,000-plus loud, proud, towel-waving, Grey Cup-starved fans gave their team a home-field advantage it's never experienced before.


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