PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Saskatchewan will host the 101st Grey Cup

Mosaic Stadium will be home to 2013 CFL Championship
Reported by News Talk Radio staff
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The worst kept secret in Saskatchewan is finally official after CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon announced the 101st Grey Cup will be hosted by Regina on Nov. 24, 2013.

The news, which came Thursday at Casino Regina, has been expected for some time but people are still very excited to have it out in the open.

It will be the third time Saskatchewan has hosted the cup. The province hosted it in 1995 and 2003.

"There was no arm twisting at all," explained Cohon.

"We know that the Rider Nation is going to host an amazing Grey Cup. There has been so many improvements within the city; better hotel rooms, better conference facilities, and the Rider board will work on making improvements to the stadium."

Riders President and CEO Jim Hopson emceed the big event attended by Rider legends, local dignitaries and Cohon.

Based on the experiences of those years, it's been estimated that between $45 and 50 million will flow into the city of Regina as a result of the event.

“We’re looking forward to it. We think it’s a good news story for the province and the Riders,” said Hopson.

Running back Wes Cates has played in Grey Cups and attended others, but never in Saskatchewan.

“Not in Regina. I’ve experienced bringing the cup back to Regina. That was a party,” Cates said.

He believes the Riders have a shot at that 2013 game. He hopes he's still around to play and celebrate a big win -- this time at home.

-with files from News Talk Radio's Jamie Nye and Samantha Maciag

Edited by News Talk Radio's Karin Yeske and Jared Knoll.