Report: Raiders-Packers will play preseason game in Winnipeg on Aug. 22

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The NFL has finalized details for the Raiders’ “home” preseason game against the Packers in Winnipeg this summer.

According to Jeff Hamilton of the Winnipeg Free Press, the Raiders will play the Packers on Thursday, Aug. 22. A Valour FC game is scheduled for that night at Winnipeg’s IG Field, but “work has been done to move it,” according to Hamilton.

Bombers season-ticket holders will have first shot at buying tickets to the game.

The Raiders will play only eight games in Oakland this year, since they’re also giving up a home regular-season game to go to London to host the Bears.

The Raiders are playing their final season in Oakland, with a move into their new stadium in Las Vegas scheduled for 2020.

23 responses to “Report: Raiders-Packers will play preseason game in Winnipeg on Aug. 22

  1. They should play 12 on 12 with Canadian rules. Since “preseason games are meaningless” anyway….

  2. The Vikings are the closest team to Winnipeg. Should be interesting as stadium only holds 33000 people

  3. How did Winnipeg get to host a Raiders game?

    Many Raider fans in the Vancouver area and a domed stadium!!

    C’mon Mark, bring the silver and black up the coast a bit for the next one.

  4. Purple is for Pansies says:
    June 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm
    boltman2323 says:
    June 4, 2019 at 5:57 pm
    The Vikings are the closest team to Winnipeg. Should be interesting as stadium only holds 33000 people

    I said Professional.
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    Insert Boom.gif here.

  5. I am CDN and getting a chance to see my boys play and only having to drive 8 hours instead of 22 is awesome. Plus a great many less mericans there:)

  6. Purple is for Pansies says:
    June 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm
    boltman2323 says:
    June 4, 2019 at 5:57 pm
    The Vikings are the closest team to Winnipeg. Should be interesting as stadium only holds 33000 people

    I said Professional.

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    Walked right into that one, didn’t you boltman?

  7. minneanderthals says:
    June 4, 2019 at 5:30 pm
    Well, the Packers are the closest Professional football team to Winnipeg, so I guess this makes sense.
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    Minnesota is closer to Canada then Wisconsin last time I checked. Also Winnipeg does have quite a few Grey Cup Wins (Super Bowl for them) so at least they get to see two teams from the US that do have a good history in the Super Bowl.

  8. I can’t wait for the Packers to have another losing season making it 3 years in a row and another year wasted of Rodgers career.
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    That’s weird. Most people can’t wait to see their own team, but not the obsessed Viking fan.

  9. In Canada quality health care is not an option!
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    And in the USA, getting a quality comment from you is not an option.

  10. Aaron said at his locker media time after practice yesterday that he has never been to Winnipeg, but that the team is excited to go and that he is sure that there are a lot of Packers fans there because “there are everywhere.” Aaron took Danica to Paris recently for her birthday and he said he was at a Packer bar there.

    My thoughts on the game in Winnipeg are that I am glad Canada is getting some NFL shine this pre-season and the best team to get them some attention is the Green Bay Packers.

    #GoPackGo!🧀

  11. My thoughts on the game in Winnipeg are that I am glad Canada is getting some NFL shine this pre-season and the best team to get them some attention is the Green Bay Packers.
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    Yes the team has been nothing short of a soap opera this past year. It’s like a crash you can’t take your eyes off.

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