Due to the high demands from Winnipeg Sea Bears fans, the home team is opening up the full lower bowl of the Canada Life Centre.
For their final regular season home game on July 29 against the Edmonton Stingers, the Sea Bears are offering expanded seating.
Capacity for the game will now surpass 7,300 fans, which opens up the possibility for the Sea Bears to break their own CEBL single-game attendance record of 7,328 fans st by their season opener on May 27.
This exciting news is in response to the past three Sea Bear home games selling out.
The Winnipeg team has received tremendous support from the community to which they are extremely grateful.
The club’s first-ever game set the CEBL attendance record after adding nearly 2,000 seats to its original configuration. The Sea Bears have since sold out four more home games, and now own the five most-attended games in league history.
"We are truly humbled by the support we have received from the community throughout this season," says Sea Bear owner and chairman, David Asper. "I can't think of a better way to send our players off into the playoffs than with the roar of a huge SEa Bear crowd on July 29."
With the Edmonton Stingers’ July 15 victory over the Saskatchewan Rattlers, the Sea Bears became the second team in the CEBL to clinch a 2023 postseason berth. The Ottawa BlackJacks of the Eastern Conference secured their spot one day earlier with their win over the Scarborough Shooting Stars.
Winnipeg can ensure a home playoff matchup with a defeat of the Calgary Surge in their next game, a road matchup Thursday night at 8 p.m. CT. The game will be streamed live on TSN+ and CEBL+ powered by BetVictor.
If Winnipeg finishes with the best record in the Western Conference, they will host the winner of the conference’s play-in game for the chance to advance to the Championship Weekend semifinals against the host Vancouver Bandits.
For the chance of a second-place finish, the Sea Bears would host the play-in game.
As the host team, the Bandits receive an automatic bye to the Championship Weekend semifinals.
The Sea Bears look forward to welcoming Sea Bears Nation to Canada Life Centre on July 29 to celebrate a truly special inaugural season. For tickets, visit seabears.ca/tickets.