Winnipeg Blue Bombers 39 @ BC Lions 7

Game Details

  • Week 3
  • 15th Game of Regular Season (33rd Overall)
  • Thursday, Aug. 17, 1972 11 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Empire Stadium in Vancouver, BC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 29,781
    • Capacity: 32,375
  • Broadcaster:
    • CTVW

Game Notes

Attendance calculated using CFL stated 1972 Regular Season (68 games) attendance of 1,583,987 - 1,554,156 (sum of database recorded attendance for 67 games) = 29,781. This is within capacity of Empire Stadium, but 7,336 higher than the known BC home average for seven home games in 1972 (22,445). However, the weather was good (cool, cloudy, but no rain) and it was a pivotal matchup with Winnipeg 1-1 and BC 1-2. The source used was the 2018 CFL Guide and Record Book, page 190.

Attendance needs sources, and should be considered suspect.

BC and Winnipeg Matchups

1971 and 1972 Matchups
1971Week 3BC 29 @ WPG 16
Week 9BC 31 @ WPG 31
Week 10WPG 18 @ BC 25
1972Week CBC 15 @ WPG 14
Week 3WPG 39 @ BC 7
Week 7BC 7 @ WPG 42
Week 11WPG 24 @ BC 26

Lions record vs Blue Bombers
(Regular Season)

Last decade 1963 to 1972
  • at BC 10–5–0
  • at Winnipeg 6–7–2
  • BC Total 16–12–2
All-time (through 1972)
  • at BC 12–20–0
  • at Winnipeg 10–20–2
  • BC Total 22–40–2

Streaks as of Aug. 17, 1972
(Regular Season)

Lions streak at home vs Blue Bombers
Lions streak overall vs Blue Bombers

Boxscore

Linescore
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Blue Bombers 6 21 0 12 39
Lions 0 0 7 0 7

Blue Bombers coach: Jim Spavital (W)
Lions coach: Eagle “Buddy” Keys (L)

Blue Bombers (2-1-0) Next vs Argonauts Aug 24
Lions (1-3-0) Next @ Eskimos Aug 26

Game Time Weather in Vancouver, BC

August 17th Hourly Weather Summary for Vancouver
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Vancouver Int'l A 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.7°C N (80°) at 19 km/h 77% 101.72 kPa
Vancouver Int'l A 9:00 PM Rain Showers 15.6°C N (90°) at 10 km/h 83% 101.73 kPa
Vancouver Int'l A 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 15.6°C N (70°) at 13 km/h 83% 101.70 kPa
Vancouver Int'l A 11:00 PM Rain Showers 15.6°C N (60°) at 8 km/h 83% 101.69 kPa

Conditions at Vancouver Int'l A (15.90 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

Credits

Sources

  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)

Contributors

  • Steve Daniel/CFL

Notices

  • Data needs sources (Attendance)