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Bomber Game Day Service

New in 2021 – Active Transportation Along the Southwest Transitway

Active transportation is a better choice than ever before for football fans heading to IG Field, with a new active transportation path (opened in 2020) that runs the entire length of the Southwest Transitway and into the University of Manitoba campus. Wayfinding signage along the trail directs people to the campus.

wayfinding_on_the_BLUE_at_path

A bicycle valet service is available during games at IG Field at Gate #3.

Game Day Highlights

  • Winnipeg Transit’s social distancing guidelines will be in effect on all buses to and from the game. Masks are required on transit buses and all passengers are expected to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms prior to riding. Please ensure you are familiar with Transit’s social distancing guidelines if you plan to use transit
  • August 5 is the first Bomber game since the COVID-19 pandemic began and passengers must maintain a reasonable separation from others, as per the current provincial public health order. Please be patient when boarding buses.
  • Post game, masks and hand sanitizer will be available at Stadium Station for those who are boarding Winnipeg Transit buses.
  • Regular Transit fares will be collected on all Winnipeg Transit service to and from the game. This also applies to Winnipeg Transit Plus service. Fares may be paid in cash (exact fare), Transit tickets or passes.
  • The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are operating their own Park & Ride services using school buses on five routes, commencing 2 hours prior to game time. Visit the Blue Bombers’ website for more information about their Park & Rides.
  • Two new Winnipeg Transit Park & Ride locations have opened since the last football season, at Clarence Station and Seel Station along the Southwest Transitway. Anyone using these locations must pay transit fare to board a bus.
  • Post-event, passengers can access Stadium Station through Gate 3 and Gate 4. See our Stadium Station Map for Bomber Games for details.
    • Please note there is no pedestrian access from Stadium Station to the Active Transportation routes through the Southwood lands.
    • Active Transportation paths can be accessed by leaving Gate 3 or Gate 4 and walking to University Crescent.
  • This is the first season where the new active transportation path along the Southwest Transitway will be available as an option for football fans attending Blue Bomber games. There will be a bicycle valet available at IG Field, at Gate 3.

Fares

Regular fares will be charged for all Transit passengers leaving Winnipeg Blue Bomber games at IG Field.

Fans are encouraged to be prepared with their cash fare or their pre-loaded peggo card. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience as it may take a bit longer to board Transit buses following the game as fares are now being collected.

Fare information can be found on our Transit fares page.

Regular Service to the Stadium

There are several regular service bus routes that will operate to and from the University of Manitoba before and after the game or special event.

Extra Regular Service to the Stadium

There are several regular service bus routes that will have additional service added for Bomber games and special events. These additional buses are there to help make sure everyone makes it safely to the Bomber game or special event. These routes will operate with an X next to the route number. All buses marked with an X in the route number will operate to Stadium Station:

  • X60 Pembina
  • X75 Crosstown East
  • XBLUE – Downtown
  • XBLUE – Seel Station

Blue Bomber Park & Ride Service

Information about Blue Bomber-operated Park & Rides, including the cost and routes, is available on their website. Winnipeg Transit has opened two new Park & Rides along the Southwest Transitway since the last football season, located at Seel Station and Clarence Station. Passengers using a Winnipeg Transit Park & Ride are able to park for free and must pay fares to board buses.

Post-Game Service

All Blue Bomber Park & Ride service and extra regular service on routes 74, 75, 78 (via Cambridge and via Kenaston) 60, and BLUE will operate from Stadium Station, located outside of Gate 4. An additional BLUE route will operate to Seel Station only, for users of the Winnipeg Transit Park & Ride.

For the first game of the season, August 5, 2021, Winnipeg Transit staff will be distributing masks and hand-sanitizer post-game, as a reminder to practice social distancing protocols on transit buses. Passengers are reminded to be patient as buses are loaded.

A map showing post-game boarding locations can be found here:
Stadium Station Map for Bomber Games
Stadium Station Map - Bomber game

If you are unsure of where to catch your bus on your return home, our Transit Supervisors will be on scene to help guide you to your bus.

Wayfinding signage will be posted at Investors Group Field to help you find where to board your bus. See a sample of what the signs look like below:

Bomber wayfinding horizontal


Bomber wayfinding vertical

Transit Plus Service

Pick up and drop off for Transit Plus registrants who have booked trips in advance will occur at IG Field Gate 1, located at the corner of Chancellor Matheson Road and Ken Ploen Way.

Transit Plus passengers are asked to wear masks at all times in Transit Plus vehicles and follow the same measures as are required with other trips to prevent the spread COVID-19. Transit Plus will have inspectors on site to assist passengers and drivers.