With the tremendous run of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets long playoff run, still fresh in our minds, a new journey within the Winnipeg professional sporting world is set to begin with the Canadian Premier League June 6th. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will announce the team name, colors, and ticket prices. As the “White Out” rallied Winnipeggers for a common cause of seeing the Winnipeg Jets go for a deep playoff run, we as soccer fans of a new professional team in this city can take some inspiration and lessons as we embark on our exciting new journey. The enthusiasm shown by Jets fans during the playoffs is a testament to this city’s passion for supporting their sports teams in both poor and great times. Before the 2017-2018 season, the Winnipeg Jets had only qualified for the playoffs once since returning for […]
I spent most of Sunday morning still basking in the euphoria of Friday’s CPL launch. After long delays, many of us joked that the day might never come, but in recent weeks we started seeing indications that an official launch was near. While frustrating at times, in the end the wait was worth it. Along with the new website and branding, an official confirmation of a Spring 2019 league kick off made this suddenly feel very real. We have less than a year which means it is time to get busy! If your plan to support this league involves buying season tickets next year and cheering loudly in the stands, that is fantastic. But there are many important ways we can all help out now. It is vital that we keep the conversation going. If you haven’t already followed the […]
At 5:00 am CDT, the Canadian Premier League announced exactly who they are with a new website, league emblem, and a manifesto that are reflective of our Canadian identity. With a Manifesto that embodies Canadian strength, grit and determination, and confirmation that the league will kick off Spring 2019, there is a lot to be excited about. Check it all out at canpl.ca and join the conversation on Twitter!
As the days go by, the weather finally getting warmer, the snow melting off the pitch, I can’t help but get excited with anticipation of the 2019 season. With the impending announcements from around the country that are bound to start making news in the coming weeks, we as supporter organizations are in a unique position with the Canadian Premier League and its clubs! I can see the excitement building within Red River Rising, supporters starting to come out to pub nights, concepts of the possible crests, badges, and kits being designed, shared and discussed, it is hard to contain one’s self from feeling like a school aged child waiting for Christmas break. The Winnipeg football club is starting to embrace our organization as well, starting off as a tightly sealed treasure chest holding their cards close to their chest, […]
With the start of the 2019 inaugural season of the Canadian Premier League approaching I thought I would take this opportunity to share my supporting experience while in Europe, and my hope for the new club in Winnipeg. Securing my Ticket In April 2016 I was fortunate enough to secure tickets to an Arsenal match while I was over in England. Now I should say I am a hardcore supporter of Arsenal Football club and have been for over 25 years. As a supporter of Arsenal, you can only get tickets through being a member of an official supporter’s club. After sending a request to Arsenal Canada, it was a few days until I was given the news that the Arsenal North Wiltshire Supporters club had a ticket for me! April 28, 2016: Stadium Tour I will never forget my […]