Green-clad Rider Nation prepares to descend on Calgary ahead of Grey Cup

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CALGARY - Members of the Saskatchewan Roughrider Nation are gathering up their jerseys, green body paint and watermelon helmets in preparation for a mass move west ahead of this weekend's Grey Cup.
The Roughriders will face the Montreal Alouettes on Sunday in Calgary after Saskatchewan defeated the hometown Stampeders in the West Division Final.
John Prette of Estevan, Sask., says he and his wife already make the two-hour drive to Regina for home games and it doesn't seem that much further to go to Calgary.
He says he's looking on Craigslist to snag tickets from disappointed Stampeders fans, but isn't willing to pay much more than face value.
Good luck - sellers on that site are asking thousands of dollars for their seats, while some tickets offered by official online resellers are going from more than $2,200 each.
Marion Hayes, who owns Pazzer's Saskatchewan Pub in Calgary, says she's been taking reservations for days from Riders fans who are planning to celebrate all weekend.

Organizations: Saskatchewan Roughrider Nation, Montreal Alouettes, West Division Saskatchewan Pub

Geographic location: Calgary, Saskatchewan, Estevan Regina

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