The Riders have a brand new stadium but the franchise and city will not host the Grey Cup next year, according to team radio play-by-play man Rod Pedersen.
Pedersen Tweeted that Roughriders President Craig Reynolds revealed on 620 CKRM's SportsCage that the Riders did not bid on hosting the 2019 Grey Cup.
Saskatchewan enjoyed a successful first season in 2017 at new Mosaic Stadium, which has a capacity of 33,000 but can be expanded for Grey Cup. Outside of the stadium, Evraz Place has worked well as the location for team parties under one roof and there’s room for indoor practices should that be needed.
The thinking is that the Riders would prefer to have a couple of seasons under their belt in their new digs before taking on a Grey Cup.
The host of the 2019 Grey Cup is expected to be revealed within a week's time.
The 2018 Grey Cup will be played at Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium.
(With files from 3DownNation.com)