Your Guide to Investors Group Field

June 2013

A guide to the new home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Investors Group Field

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GET READY TO PLAY MPI HOPS ABOARD IN BIG WAY For Manitoba Public Insurance, there's nothing more important than keeping Manitoba roadways safe, which is why they are strongly supporting a number of key transportation options for fans at the new stadium. "As a road safety leader in the province, we are committed to reducing alcohol-related deaths and injuries on our 'FANS WILL NOW HAVE A SECURE roadways," said MaryAnn Kempe, PLACE TO LEAVE THEIR BIKE.' vice-president of community and corporate relations for Manitoba Public Insurance. The transportation options that most strongly align with MPI's anti-drinking and driving strategy include the city-wide Fan Fare transit service, the Park and Ride program, and the new secure and monitored Bike Valet. 45 "All three programs are free to fans, largely because of the strong support of MPI," said Colinne Dowbyhuz, director of events for the Winnipeg Football Club. To Kempe, the Bike Valet is also a perfect fit in terms of the corporation's commitment to sustaining a green environment. "We're proud to be partners with the Blue Bombers," she said. If Blue Bomber fans are looking for the best parking spot at the new stadium, they'll find it in the 400-spot Bike Valet located by the north gate. "We give people an opportunity to cycle to events and know that there's a secure place to leave their bike," said Amanda San Filippo, project administrator for Bicycle Valet Winnipeg. Comparing the system to a coat check, San Filippo says riders will be given a ticket with a number on it while the other half will include their name and phone number. "Bikes will be parked in numerical order," she said, "so it will be easy, at the end of an event, for us to find each bike." In addition to the main Bike Valet, bike racks are located all over the University of Manitoba campus. However, unlike the ones by the north gates, none of the others will be monitored. For a detailed map of all locations, bike riders should check out for details.

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