Official, Eh? Raiders Headed to Canada for Preseason Game

It might have been the worst kept secret of the offseason, but the team made official today its preseason matchup against the Green Bay Packers in Winnipeg.

The Raiders will play their Week 3 preseason game on Thursday, Aug. 22 against the Green Bay Packers in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the team announced today. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. (Central Time) at IG Field and will be the first-ever game north of the border for Oakland.

The game, put together by the Raiders and On Ice Entertainment Ltd., will be played at the 33,000-seat IG Field. The partially covered stadium is the home of the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Canadian Premier League’s Valour FC soccer team.

The Raiders go north of the border for the first time in August to play the Green Bay Packers at the home of the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers: IG Field.

“We are thrilled to welcome both the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers to IG Field this summer,” said WadeMiller, president & CEO, Winnipeg Blue Bombers. “We look forward to NFL and CFL fans alike joining us this August for this special sporting event at IG Field as we showcase our great stadium and the city’s passion for the sport of football.”

According to the team’s announcement:

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, June 8 at 10 a.m. (Central Time). Ticket prices, determined by On Ice Entertainment, range from $75 to $340 CDN (plus taxes and fees).

The game will be broadcast via the Raiders television network, including KTVU/FOX-2 in the Bay Area and KVVU/FOX-5 in Las Vegas. The game will be televised nationally in Canada on TSN and RDS.