The Saskatchewan Roughriders capped off the 2013 season with a 45-23 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 101st Grey Cup.
While the game was played in Regina, fans in Saskatoon made sure the City of Bridges was rocking for the historic win.
Fans at the CKOM Ultimate Green and White Party packed TCU Place to take in the big game.
Meanwhile, people in homes across the city were glued to their TV sets, perhaps none more so than 86-year-old Cleta McHenry. The grandmother of Saskatoon-born Riders WR Scott McHenry was happy to get to see her grandson take the field, even though she couldn’t make the trip down to Regina.
“It would be nice to be there, but sometimes you know your place,” she said.
After the game, Saskatoon’s Roughriders faithful took to the streets. 8th Street was the focus for fans as they revelled in the victory for the Green & White.
Fans bring the Grey Cup 101 party to 8th Street in Saskatoon. Bre McAdam/News Talk Radio
Saskatoon Police have been preparing to help keep celebrations safe. On the official Saskatoon Police Service Twitter feed, they indicated that they had extra manpower out on the streets for the big night.
Police also warned drivers that they had set up barricades at the U-Turn points on 8th Street.
Cleta McHenry, 86, Grandmother of the Riders’ Scott McHenry watching Grey Cup 101. Ashley Wills/News Talk Radio
Fans at Saskatoon’s TCU Place taking in the 101st Grey Cup. Lasia Kretzel/News Talk Radio.
-With files from News Talk Radio’s Lasia Kretzel, Ashley Wills, Bre MBryn Levy
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