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Winnipeg to host NFL preseason game between Raiders, Packers in August

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The NFL is heading to Manitoba…for an exhibition game later this summer.

The CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers are expected to hold a press conference at Investors Group Field on Wednesday to announce that an NFL preseason game between the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers will be played at the venue sometime during the third week in August.

It will mark the first time the city has hosted an NFL game.

The last time the NFL was played north of the border was when the Buffalo Bills hosted the Atlanta Falcons at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on December 1, 2013. The Bills suffered a 34-31 OT loss on the afternoon, and ended up cancelling the ‘Bills in Toronto’ series altogether due to an attendance fewer than 40,000 fans.

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