27th Grey Cup

The 27th Grey Cup was played on December 9, 1939, before 11,738 fans at Lansdowne Park at Ottawa.

27th Grey Cup
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Ottawa Rough Riders
(10–2) (5–1)
8 7
Head coach: 
Head coach: 
Ross Trimble
1234 Total
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 5102 8
Ottawa Rough Riders 6001 7
DateDecember 9, 1939
StadiumLansdowne Park

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the Ottawa Rough Riders 8 to 7. The weekend of the match saw very low temperatures so the night before the game the groundskeepers attempted to warm the playing surface by lighting hundreds of litres of gasoline, nevertheless, the field was frozen again the next day.[1]

  • "Grey Cup: 1939". Canadian Football League. Archived from the original on 2011-11-06.
  • "The Grey Cup 1909-2009" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-02.


  1. "A look back at Ottawa's Grey Cup history". CBC News. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
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