Argos will host the celebration of the 1991 championship


TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts organization will host a Celebration of the 1991 championship to honor the 30th anniversary of one of the most memorable teams in CFL history when they host the Ottawa RedBlacks on Wednesday night at BMO Field. The 1991 Toronto Argonauts were literally a Hollywood story; owned by a trio that included Canadian icons John Candy and Wayne Gretzky, as well as American businessman and then Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall. With seven potential members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame on the list, including “Pinball” Clemons, Matt Dunigan, DK Smith and Don Wilson, as well as 1991 Coach of the Year Adam Rita and signing one of the most Great American college football stars of lifelong Raghib “Rocket” Ismail, the Boatmen were also quite Hollywood on the pitch.

The Double Blue finished 1991 with the best CFL record at 13-5 with eight CFL All-Star selections before defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 42-3 in the Eastern Final ahead of over 50,000 supporters at SkyDome. A 36-21 win over Calgary in the Gray Cup closed one of the most exciting seasons in Argonauts history, with newcomer “Rocket” Ismail winning the home MVP game.

Wednesday night will be a celebration of this iconic team and Argos fans won’t want to miss everything we’ve got planned!

  • The 2000 first fans participants will receive a replica of the 1991 championship jersey (photo below).
  • A large group of the 1991 squad will be present and honored at half-time of the match.
  • The design of the “A” helmet will be worn by the Argos as an ode to the championship team.
  • 90s-themed content and activations at BMO Field throughout the game.

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the Argonauts, 1991 Gray Cup champions and bring home a replica championship jersey! Tickets available now at

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