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Football is back

Faculty and staff get free tickets to football home opener on September 1

August 24, 2016 — 

CIS football season is once again upon us. The Bisons return to Investors Group Field for their home opener against the University of Calgary Dinos on Thursday, September 1.

As a special treat, U of M faculty and staff get in free for the Bison football home opener!

To redeem your tickets for the September 1st football home opener, go to and use the promo code: umstaff2016. (Online redemption only. Promo code is valid Wednesday, August 24 at 12:00 p.m. until August 31 at 4:00 p.m. Ticketmaster fees will apply.)

Bison football games are fun, family-friendly events. These games are a great opportunity to show your support for the University and enjoy some top-quality CIS football. Hear what some of our resident Bison superfans have to say:

Jeff Leclerc, University Secretary

Jeff Leclerc and his family at a Bisons football game

Jeff Leclerc and his family at a Bisons football game

“We have a great football program and now an amazing stadium in which to play. It has now become a regular part of my family’s fall evenings and afternoons for my wife Katie and our two daughters to take in Bison football games. It is a great family activity and the kids love high-fiving Billy the Bison. I love being a part of the University of Manitoba community and you really feel that sense of community at Bison sports events.”



Pam Trupish, Director, Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Pam Trupish enjoying a Bisons game with her colleagues

Pam Trupish enjoying a Bisons game with her colleagues

“I have always been a sports enthusiast, and I love to support our Bison athletes. You get to sit outdoors on cool fall evenings (with no mosquitos), act a bit silly, cheer for your University and admire the work of these young athletes, and of course, Coach Dobie and his staff. I challenge all of our students, staff, alumni and football fans alike to experience a Bison game this year and you will be hooked! I hope to see you there. Go Herd!”


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