Blue Bombers to announce plans to ease traffic chaos
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will unveil their revised parking plan today.
The team has been meeting with representatives from Winnipeg Transit, the police and the University of Manitoba since last week's traffic and parking chaos.
Last week, many football fans missed half the Bombers first-ever game at the new Investors Group Field because they were waiting in traffic to get to the stadium, located on the university campus.
Before the game, the football club did what it could to anticipate parking problems, encouraging fans to walk, cycle or take buses.
Many shuttles were also ready to transport people from several designated parking lots, so-called "booster lots" at businesses along Pembina Highway.
But coming up to game time none of those options seemed to work. Traffic along Pembina and many feeder routes was backed up for hours.
Hundreds of frustrated transit passengers opted to get off the buses and walk the rest of the way to the stadium.
After the game ended, the situation was much the same with hundreds of fans waiting at bus stops to catch shuttles home.
The Bombers press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m.