Stadium History


Princess Auto Stadoum: A Rich History of Excitement and Entertainment


Welcome to the history of Princess Auto Stadium, the iconic stadium that has become a cornerstone of our community. This state-of-the-art venue has hosted countless memorable events and played a significant role in shaping our collective identity.

Princess Auto Stadium officially opened its doors on May 26, 2013, marking a new era for sports and entertainment in Winnipeg. In its early years, Princess Auto Stadium quickly established itself as a premier destination for sports and events, hosting the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ first home game on June 27, 2013, and the inaugural match for Valour FC on May 4, 2019.


Major Events

Throughout its history, Princess Auto Stadium has been the stage for numerous unforgettable events, attracting fans from near and far. Some of the most notable events include:

  • Concerts: Sir Paul McCartney graced the stage on August 12, 2013, as part of his “Out There” tour, drawing a crowd of over 31,000 fans. Other legendary performers who have performed here include Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and AC/DC.
  • Sports Events: Princess Auto Stadium has hosted several high-profile sports events, such as the 103rd Grey Cup on November 29, 2015, Heritage Classic, NFL Pre-season and the 2017 Canada Summer Games.
  • Ceremonies: The stadium has also served as a venue for important ceremonies, including the Canadian citizenship ceremony held on July 1, 2014, welcoming new citizens.

To maintain its status as a leading-edge stadium, Princess Auto Stadium has undergone several significant renovations and upgrades throughout the years. Before the 2015 Grey Cup additional viewing decks were built in each zone, which allows fans to watch the game from the concourse level during Blue Bomber games and enjoy the game from viewing decks by Legendary Rum Hut.



Princess Auto Stadium’s legacy extends far beyond its walls, as it has become an integral part of our community’s fabric, with the University of Bisons playing their home games at the stadium along with youth and high school championship games. The stadium has played a crucial role in inspiring young athletes, fostering a sense of pride, and creating lasting memories for countless fans.

The future of Princess Auto Stadium is bright, with plans to continue hosting world-class events and further enhancing the stadium’s facilities.

From its inception to today, Princess Auto Stadium has been a beacon of excitement and entertainment, playing host to many unforgettable events. We invite you to join us in celebrating the rich history of this remarkable stadium and encourage you to visit Princess Auto Stadium to create your own memories.


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