INVESTORS GROUP FIELD A-Z GUIDE
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Alcohol cannot be brought in or out of Investors Group Field. The sale of alcohol is limited to two drinks per fan, with sales ceasing in all areas of the stadium at the end of the third quarter, with the exception of the north end concessions, which will remain open for 30 minutes post game. Any person purchasing alcohol who appears to be less than 25 years of age must present valid photo identification. No alcohol will be sold to intoxicated guests, and we reserve the right to refuse the sale of alcohol at our discretion. If you choose to drink, please do so responsibly and ensure you have a safe ride home.
ATMs are available throughout Investors Group Field.
Baby Changing Stations
Baby changing stations are available in all washrooms throughout Investors Group Field. For privacy purposes, Men’s baby changing stations are available in sections 113, 136, 214, 235, and the Blue And Gold Suite. Women’s baby changing stations are located in sections 132, 206, 232, and Suite 9E. Family washrooms which include baby changing stations are located in the 100 level north and south sections, as well as a family washroom in section 203. Suite sections include Men and Women’s baby changing stations in Suites 9W, 10W, and Press Box.
Unauthorized commercial signage is not allowed anywhere within Investors Group Field. Stadium Management reserves the right to approve all banners. Banners and flags may be prohibited due to space availability, banner or flag size, interference with other fans, or message content.
The hugely popular Manitoba Public Insurance Bike Valet is located at the north gates of Investors Group Field by Gate 3. The Bike Valet is free to use and offers:
- Fully secure, monitored bike storage on game and event days;
- Rack space for 800 bicycles.
Please note that racks for about 400 more bikes are also available around the perimeter of the stadium, however, these racks are not monitored.
Family washrooms are available for all guests requiring a little extra room or privacy. These washrooms are located North & South End 100 level, and at the Family Washroom Section 235 and Family Washroom Section 203. Guests can visit fan services located at section 111 for a private space available for breastfeeding.
Winnipeg Transit has several regular routes that will operate to and from the University of Manitoba before the game. Winnipeg transit reminds all passengers to check their bus schedules before leaving for the game. Passengers will be charged Transit fares in accordance with Winnipeg Transit fare rates.
Extra service on Route 161- Investors Group Field will operate in 15-minute intervals, beginning 90 minutes before kickoff. Service will operate from downtown to Investors Group Field, making all stops in the downtown area and along the transit way before running nonstop from Jubilee to the stadium. The last 161 to Investors Group Field will leave Balmoral Station 30 minutes before kickoff. Extra route 161 service will not operate after the game.
After the game, all regular service and extra service buses on routes 75, 78 (via Cambridge and via Kenaston) and 160 will be lined up on Chancellor Matheson Road heading west towards Pembina Highway. There will be no charge to passengers post-game for these routes, as this will be covered by the Winnipeg Football Club.
Route 162/170 can be caught at its regular stop, University Crescent at Freedman.
Wayfinding signage will be posted at Investors Group Field to help you find where to board your bus after the game. Please note that departure locations are different from arrival locations. If you are unsure where to catch your bus on your return home, Transit supervisors will be on site to guide you to your bus.
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If you have a group of 20-35 people over the age of 13 and would like to hold the large Canadian flag on the field during pregame, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and availability.
Still cameras with lenses over 12” are not allowed into the stadium. You are welcome to use your photo camera (with lenses under 12”) for your personal enjoyment. Commercial use of any audio or video recordings of the game is a violation of guidelines established by the Canadian Football League.
Security Officers are stationed at each entrance gate to ensure your safety while visiting Investors Group Field. You and your belongings may be searched upon entry into the stadium. If you elect not to consent to being searched, you will be denied entry. Please be aware that carry-in policies may be modified from game to game as security levels change, and items permitted into the stadium may be determined at the discretion of each officer. Firearms and other weapons, knives, coolers, umbrellas that cannot collapse to under 18 inches duffel bags, obstructive banners and signs are all strictly prohibited, as well as video cameras and still photo cameras with lenses over 12 inches. As a general rule, please leave all unnecessary items at home.
If a child is lost at Investors Group Field they will be brought to Fan Services located behind section 111. Staff will be notified by radio. Please report any missing children to the nearest staff member, who will then take a description and advise staff over the radio.
A wide variety of refreshments are available from concession booths, kiosks, and vendors throughout the stadium. Please see the concession listing for vendors available at Investors Group Field.
Closed Captioning is available. If you require closed captioning please visit Fan Services at section 111.
Designated Driver Program
Manitoba Public Insurance, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, and the Winnipeg Football Club, want to encourage all fans to “Make the Pledge” to act responsibly while enjoying the game. Fans can visit the Fan Services booth at Section 111 or any one of the mobile Fan Services booths during Bomber games at Investors Group Field to “Make the Pledge” not to drink and drive. Fans over the age of 18 can sign up to be a designated driver and receive a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage, a lanyard, and a reusable cup from Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries.
Please drink responsibly and do not drink and drive.
Water fountains are located throughout the stadium behind sections 111, 103, 134, and 126. Portable Water dispenser units are located at gate 2, 3, and southwest 200 level. Please note, portable units may be removed without notice and may only be in place for games during July and August.
Should the humidex reach more than 35 degrees Celsius, fans are permitted to bring in one bottle of water up to one litre in volume.
Drop Off Zone
If you would like to drop off a fan on game day, a drop off pass must be collected from the Bomber Store at least 24 hours prior to kickoff. With this pass you will be able to drop off a fan in the parking lot nearest to the Bomber Store off Chancellor Matheson Road.
Elevators & Ramps
Elevators and ramps are located in the northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest corners of the stadium, providing access to the suite level and 200 level seating. Please note that no suite access is permitted using the Northwest ramp or elevator.
Emergency Phone Numbers and Paging Policy
If you require assistance or have any questions during a Blue Bombers home game, you can contact the fan helpline by calling 204-788-HELP (4357) or by text at 204-330-4552. If contacted for an emergency, security personnel will be on hand to assist you. If you are required to make an emergency phone call or text, please report your name and seat location. Paging within the stadium is reserved for extreme emergencies.
In the unlikely event of an emergency situation that would require a stadium evacuation, instructions will be relayed via the public address system. If such circumstances arise, please remain calm and follow instructions as they are given.
Entering the Playing Field
Entering the playing field without proper authorization is a violation of league and Winnipeg Football Club rules. Violators will be subject to ejection and arrest.
DMS Industrial Sky Deck
Catch the game from the coolest spot in the house. The DMS Industrial Sky Deck at Investors Group Field overlooks the field from above the south end zone, providing a unique view of the stadium. The DMS Industrial Sky Deck can accommodate a group of between 30 and 110 guests. Have a party while the Bombers are crushing the opposition on the field below. There’s no other experience like it.
We have six new Entertainment Loges located around the main concourse level at Investors Group Field. They offer all the fun of being in the crowd with the exclusivity and prestige of having your own private space. We have four available 12-person and two 16-person Entertainment Loges, which are sold on a game-by-game basis and offer the perfect spot for larger groups.
For $188.00 per person plus GST, you receive seats in your own private area with swiveling chairs and a table for your drinks and snacks. Each ticket includes pre-selected food options and one drink ticket. And forget about waiting in line for more drinks later in the game, you’ll also receive in-game seat service courtesy of our great stadium staff.
For an extra charge, you can request up to six bar stools for additional seating and buckets of beer delivered right to your loge.
With 103 dedicated outdoor seats and additional luxury seating inside, the Event Suite is the perfect meeting space to give a presentation and then mingle while watching the game. The Event Suite offers catering menu options, full concierge service, and exclusive bar service located on the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Suite Level.
Exit & Entry Policy
Prior to entry into Investors Group Field, you may be subject to a bag search and personal body screening for security reasons. Following kickoff should you wish to exit Investors Group Field, no re-entry will be permitted for security reasons.
Family washrooms are located near section 117, 144, 203, and 235.
Blue Believer Squadron- the Blue Believer Squadron brings together Manitoba business leaders to assist the Winnipeg Football Club. Your insight and expertise will be valuable to our overall success and will help provide input and feedback while having VIP access as an insider. For more information: http://www.bluebombers.com/blue-believer-squadron/
Blue Bombers Women’s Club- The Blue Bombers Women’s Club presented by Granny’s Poultry and supported by Shelmerdine Garden Centre is the first of its kind, a Blue Bomber fan club specifically for our female fans. Free to join, the Blue Bombers Women’s Club offers members exclusive events throughout the season, plus special email newsletters, exclusive offers, and more. To join the Blue Bombers Women’s Club presented by Granny’s Poultry, click here.
Blue Bombers Kids Club presented by Weston Bakeries Ltd is an exciting opportunity for young fans to engage in an amazing football experience! Get access to exclusive events, promotions, contests, and player meet & greets. Anyone under the age of 15 qualifies for this deal! Better yet, memberships are now FREE! Let your favourite kid know and tell some others while you’re at it. CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE BLUE BOMBERS KIDS CLUB PRESENTED BY WESTON BAKERIES LTD TODAY!
Bomber Business Alliance- In the Fall of 2015, the Bomber Business Alliance (BBA) was formed to capitalize on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers ecosystem and various business relationships that exist through our corporate partners, suite & loge holders, premium seating members, vendors/suppliers, and season ticket members. Through strategic networking events, engaging business-to-business content, and quality lead generation efforts, we believe we can create meaningful introductions and connections for our partners and positively impact their businesses. By forming the Bomber Business Alliance, business-to-business focused customers can garner additional value from their Winnipeg Blue Bombers partnership. For more information: http://www.bluebombers.com/bomberbusinessalliance/
Fan Code of Conduct
The fan code of conduct is designed to set clear expectations for fans and encourage a stadium environment that is enjoyable for all game attendees. Additional signage detailing the fan code of conduct is posted at all gates.
For more information on the Fan code of contact: http://www.bluebombers.com/fan-code-conduct/
In honour of the loudest fans in the CFL, we raise the 13th Man flag during our pre-game ceremonies at each Winnipeg Blue Bomber home game. Long-time season ticket members, celebrities, and notable Manitobans will raise the 13th Man Flag in honour of all our fans. The 13th Man Flag is sponsored by Barley Brothers.
St. John Ambulance First Aid is available at sections 124, 113, 225, 213 at all Winnipeg Blue Bomber home games. Winnipeg Paramedic Service is available as well.
Food and Beverage Concessions
A wide variety of refreshments are available from concession booths, kiosks, and vendors throughout the stadium. Vendors will stop serving in the stands at the end of the third quarter with the exception of the North End concessions which will remain open until the end of the game. Alcohol cannot be brought in or out of the stadium. The sale of beer, wine, and liquor is limited to two beverages or two ounces per person and will only be sold to those fans over the age of 18 as per Manitoba Liquor regulations. Spectra Food Services is the exclusive provider for Food and Beverage at Investors Group Field. For more information on the available concessions: http://www.bluebombers.com/concessions/
Guests with Disabilities
For more information on seating and accommodations for fans who use wheelchairs or who require further assistance please contact Winnipeg Blue Bombers Fan Services at 204-784-7420.
There is no better way to enjoy Blue Bombers football than with a group of your friends, co-workers, or family. Bringing a large group to a Blue Bombers game is easier than ever! Group tickets allow groups of 15 or more to sit together. A Blue Bombers home game is the ultimate group outing.
Lost & Found
On the day of a game, lost and found items can be returned or collected from the Fan Services booth located behind section 111. To inquire about lost and found after the game, please call 204-784-7420.
Messages (Birthday, Anniversary)
If you have a birthday or anniversary announcement you want displayed on the video board at a Blue Bomber home game, contact our office at 204-784-2583 or e-mail email@example.com.
Space is on a first-come-first-served basis as there are limited spaces per game. All requests and payment must be submitted three days prior to the game requested. A fee of $50 plus tax will apply.
Neighbourhood Parking Restrictions
Working in partnership, the – University of Manitoba, and City of Winnipeg have developed an Event Day Traffic Plan to help direct visitors to campus and alleviate some of the traffic congestion that is expected on major event days. The Event Day Traffic Plan will be in effect for all events that are expected to attract more than 15,000 people. Key points of the plan are as follows:
- Starting 90 minutes before the major event, and up to 90 minutes after the event, access to the university campus is restricted;
- Access for U of M permit holders will only be permitted through Kings Drive;
- Parking in Winnipeg Football Club controlled parking lots will only be permitted for those in possession of game or event parking passes (can be pre-purchased or purchased on-site), with entry via University Crescent or Chancellor Matheson Road only;
- Dedicated bus access via University Crescent;
- To minimize disruption to the neighborhood, parking is restricted in University Heights and Fort Richmond. Vehicles may be ticketed and/or towed if parked in these restricted areas;
- Neighborhood residents who live in the restricted parking areas are able to obtain “stadium event zone permits” by contacting 311
In total, there are 5,000 parking spots on campus for those attending Blue Bombers games and other events at Investors Group Field. For more information, please visit: http://www.bluebombers.com/on-campus-parking/
Park and Ride
Park & Ride is presented by Manitoba Public Insurance. There will be a $5.00 per person charge for this round-trip service. It will be collected as you get off the bus at Investors Group Field. Children 12 and younger ride for free. Buses will begin departing all locations 105 minutes prior to kickoff and last buses will leave locations 15 minutes prior to kickoff. Once a bus is full, it will depart for the stadium. Another will begin loading immediately after to ensure the fastest service possible. For more information on Park and Ride Locations: http://www.bluebombers.com/park-and-ride/
The Pinnacle Club on game day is exclusively for out P1 seat holders. P1 seat holders will have the option to purchase a pre-game buffet or half time snack. Bar service is available throughout and following the game for P1 seat holders in the Pinnacle Club.
Outside of game day the Pinnacle Club is available for corporate events, banquets, weddings, fundraisers and more. With space for up to 400 people the Pinnacle Club is a great choice for your next event. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Investors Group Field is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is not permitted in the indoor or outdoor areas of Investors Group Field. This includes the concourses and main bowl. Smoking is permitted outside gates 2 and 3. This policy also applies to smokeless and electronic cigarettes, which are not permitted anywhere within Investors Group Field. Guests who fail to comply with this policy may be ejected or subject to fine.
All stadium gates open 90 minutes prior to kickoff and are accessible to fans with disabilities. Fans are encouraged to use the gate recommended on their ticket, however fans can enter through any gate.
New this season, we are proud to offer gates exclusively for our valued season ticket members. Keep an eye out for gates labeled “Season Ticket Member Entrance” for a quick entrance into Investors Group Field.
Tailgate in the Plaza
Tailgate in the plaza opens 2 and a half hours prior to kickoff and is located near gate 2 in the Southeast exterior corner of the stadium. You must have a game day ticket to enter the tailgate area. The tailgate features a kid’s zone including inflatables, airbrush tattoos, and much more. For the adults we have a live DJ, Blue Bomber Cheer and Dance Team Performances, bars, and snack.
Payphones are located at sections 105 & 126.
Fans are required to carry their tickets with them at all times.
Will Call and Ticket Problems
The will call and ticketing window on game day are located on the northeast exterior of Investors Group Field near gate 3.