Football fans of all stripes descend on Regina for 101st Grey Cup

REGINA – Football fans have descended on Regina to watch the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats face off in the 101st Grey Cup.

After a frigid week with wind chills that made it feel colder than -30C, the forecast of a high of -2 might be a relief to the 44,000 fans who will pack into Mosaic Stadium today.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are considered the favourite going into the game and are carrying the weight of an entire province’s expectations.

It’s the first time Saskatchewan has played in the Grey Cup at home.

Some Saskatchewan fans say one person that stands in the way is Ticats head coach Kent Austin, who led the Riders to the Grey Cup when he was their coach in 2007 and their quarterback in 1989.

The Ticats are in the Grey Cup for the first time since ’99.