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5 Popular Winnipeg Sports Teams
After you’ve stopped by our sporting goods store in Winnipeg, consider checking out these five popular sports teams based in the city.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes are a baseball team in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. Prior to 2011, they played for the now-defunct Northern League. The Goldeyes play at Shaw Park, which is located near several Winnipeg landmarks, including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Esplanade Riel, and The Forks historic site. Legendary players in Winnipeg Goldeyes history include Brian Duva, Chris Kokinda, Max Poulin, Winnipegers Donnie Smith & Troy Fortin, and current & former Managers Rick Forney & Hal Lanier and former Coach Scott Neiles.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Love football? After you’ve finished shopping for sporting goods at Home Run Sports, see if the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are playing a home game anytime soon. The Blue Bombers play in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and have won 12 Grey Cup trophies as of writing, including 'back to back' in 2019 & 2021. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a very historic team, having been founded in 1930. They currently play at the IG Field, which opened in 2013 and also hosts Valour FC, the University of Manitoba Bisons football team, and the Winnipeg Rifles.
Valour FC is a professional soccer team playing in the Canadian Premier League. The team’s name is a nod to Winnipeg’s Valour Road, which commemorates Corporal Leo Clarke, Sergeant-Major Frederick William Hall, and Lieutenant Robert Shankland, all of whom lived on the street and received the Victoria Cross for their service in World War I. Valour FC’s logo also cleverly incorporates Winnipeg geography, with a letter V representing the Red River and Assiniboine River meeting point.
The Winnipeg Jets are easily among the most beloved sports teams in the city. They play in the National Hockey League as a member of the Western Conference’s Central Division. Prior to 2011, the franchise today known as the Winnipeg Jets was actually known as the Atlanta Thrashers. True North Sports & Entertainment purchased the franchise in 2011 and moved it up north. The Winnipeg Jets play in Bell MTS Place, a multi-purpose stadium that also hosts the Manitoba Moose, an American Hockey League team.
Last but certainly not least on our list of famous Winnipeg sports teams, we have the Winnipeg Ice, a major junior ice hockey team. In the 2019-2020 season, the Winnipeg Ice began competing in the Western Hockey League. Home games are played in Wayne Fleming Arena, located on the University of Manitoba campus.