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He shoots, he scores! A trip up to Winnipeg is a haven for sports lovers of all types whether your passion is pucks or pigskins (or both), we've got the hottest in sports action to keep you cheering in the stands. Make a weekend of it with the family or grab the guys and hop over the border for your action packed getaway. If you're a sports lover, then your next trip to Winnipeg should include...
There are none so loyal and fierce as Winnipeg Jets fans. The entire city turns into a testament to the blue and white as you see fans in jerseys all over town. Take in a game at Bell MTS Place and feel the passion (incidentally the team's motto is in fact, Fueled by Passion) of a city who loves its NHL hockey team to its very core. The state-of-the-art arena boasts top notch dining, cold beer and the space is small enough that even with 15,000 screaming fans, a game feels comfortingly intimate. Single game tickets are regularly available for purchase. (Insider tip: When they sing the Canadian national anthem take special note of the line 'True north strong and free' when fans belt out the words 'True North' with emphasis in honour of the team's owners and the reason Winnipeg got its NHL team back after a 16 year hiatus.)
Just one tier down from the Winnipeg Jets are the Manitoba Moose--Winnipeg's AHL team. The Moose were the city's hockey culture when Winnipeg didn't have an NHL team and that legacy lives on with fans filling the stands on game night. If you've got kids in tow, then a Moose game is the perfect (and more affordable) alternative to all the same live hockey action and atmosphere you'll get from a Jets game. Don't forget to say hello to Mick E. Moose--the team's loveable mascot. Pick up your tickets here.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Come summertime, Winnipeg shifts its focus outdoors and to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Winnipeg's CFL team, known as the blue and gold, inspires legions of fans, all inside the stunning new Investors Group Stadium. Pick up your tickets and join in the cheers.
Winnipeg's other summer sporting pastime happens at Shaw Park with the Winnipeg Goldeyes. With tickets as low as $10 each, a playground right on site, numerous delicious food options, and a beautiful air-conditioned family room, there is no better way to spend a sunny summer afternoon with the family. Situated right in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, the views from the stadium can't be beat.