The City of Winnipeg's unofficial gathering spot of Portage and Main is filled with fans in blue and gold Sunday evening.
The Blue Bombers squeaked out a nail biter on Sunday evening, spoiling the party for the host Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Bombers used overtime in a come from behind 33-25 win that had fans on the edge of their seats.
Within minutes of the victory, the first fans showed up at Portage and Main.
Fans have descended on Portage & Main celebrating the Bombers Grey Cup victory!— CHVN Radio (@chvn951) December 13, 2021
(Video courtesy of Dean Houde) pic.twitter.com/sEvk5Sf0UD
The Winnipeg Police Service has shut down Main Street as well as Portage Avenue in all directions in the area.
TRAFFIC ALERT: PORTAGE & MAIN CLOSURE.— Winnipeg TMC (@WinnipegTMC) December 13, 2021
Due to the Blue Bombers winning the Grey Cup again.!!!
WFPS has closed off the intersection of Main & Portage.
Please use alternate routes.
Please try to stay on the sidewalks for safety reasons.#Winnipeg #WPGTraffic #WpgTMC pic.twitter.com/4jx0W7YSbc
After a 29-year Grey Cup drought that was finally ended in 2019, Bombers fans now enjoying cheering for what could be a dynasty team.
Fans are already making plans for another championship, chanting "We want three" at the celebration.
They're also singing the praises of head coach Mike O'Shea.
"We want 3!" Fans are having fun with chants at Portage & Main this evening. They're also singing the praises of Coach Mike O'Shea. #ForTheW #CFL #GreyCup2021 pic.twitter.com/OaE31eqw0X— CHVN Radio (@chvn951) December 13, 2021
OSHEA OSHEA OSHEA OSHEA #fortheW #wegotthecup @Wpg_BlueBombers #Winnipeg @cfl pic.twitter.com/1nghjFRSeP— Jonathan (@jonismrnibs) December 13, 2021
Crowd starts chanting “We want three!” And I’m thinking, “Why stop there”?#ForTheW#DefendTheCup pic.twitter.com/mTRYPWlvqK— Paul Badertscher (@PaulBadertscher) December 13, 2021
Well, that escalated quickly. @Wpg_BlueBombers party in full effect at Portage and Main! #GreyCup2021 #greycup #ForTheW #DefendTheCup pic.twitter.com/pAByuwL54V— Corey Quintaine (@Quintaine) December 13, 2021