Winnipeg to host NFL pre-season game between Raiders and Packers

WINNIPEG — The NFL is coming to Winnipeg.

A pre-season game between the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers will be played at IG Field — home of the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers — in the third week of the exhibition schedule on Aug. 22. Tickets for the exhibition game will range from $75 to $340, plus taxes and fees.

The Blue Bombers and On Ice Entertainment Ltd. held a news conference Wednesday to confirm the game.

It is a Raiders home game.

The city of Regina was in discussion with a promoter earlier this year about potentially staging the game, but the plan fell through.

The Raiders are scheduled to move their team to Las Vegas next year.

The game in Winnipeg will mark the first NFL contest in Canada since the Buffalo Bills completed a run of eight games in Toronto with a regular-season clash against the Atlanta Falcons in December 2013.

The Canadian Press

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