November 26, 2017
TD Place Stadium
Canada (English): TSN/TSN HD Canada (French): RDS/RDS HD United States: ESPN2
The 105th Grey Cup (known as the 105th Grey Cup presented by Shaw for sponsorship reasons) is a Canadian football game that will be played on November 26, 2017, at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, Ontario, to decide the champion for the 2017 CFL season.
It was reported on September 4, 2015, that Ottawa would host the Grey Cup game and that it would be determined at a board of governor's meeting later that Fall. It was stated by the Ottawa Redblacks ownership group, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, that one of the clauses in their expansion agreement was that the club would host a Grey Cup game within their first four years of existence. Since the Redblacks entered the league in 2014, 2017 would be the fourth such year. Ottawa had previously been awarded the 102nd Grey Cup but backed out due to construction delays; that game would be held in Vancouver instead. The game was also expected to be awarded to Ottawa because 2017 coincides with the Canadian sesquicentennial celebration. The Ottawa Rough Riders similarly hosted the 55th Grey Cup in 1967, which coincided with the centennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation.
During an Ottawa Redblacks game on July 31, 2016, it was announced in a video featuring the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, that the city of Ottawa had been selected to host the 105th Grey Cup. This will be the seventh time that the Grey Cup game will be played in Ottawa, with each of those games being played at Lansdowne Park. The most recent game hosted by Ottawa was when the Ottawa Renegades hosted the 92nd Grey Cup in 2004, when the Toronto Argonauts defeated the BC Lions. Redblacks president, Jeff Hunt, stated that approximately 10,000 temporary seats would be added to TD Place Stadium, bringing seating capacity to about 35,000.