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Grey Cup fans camp out in freezing Regina parking lot

11/23/2013 10:42 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 05:59 EST
Grey Cup fans are not being discouraged from attending the game, despite a shortage of hotel rooms in Regina. Many have set up camp in the parking lot beside Mosaic Stadium in sub-zero temperatures.

There are dozens of RVs in the lot, where football fans await the start of Sunday's championship game between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. But what really stands out is a large ice fishing tent where about 20 friends are braving the cold weather in style.

Environment Canada says the temperature was -23 C in the city Saturday morning, feeling more like -29 C with the wind-chill factor. Those in the tent aren't worried; they have a wood stove to keep them warm.

Bonnie Allen has the details in this report.

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