The 90th Grey Cup was the 2002 Canadian Football League championship game played between the Edmonton Eskimosand the Montreal Alouettes on November 24 at Commonwealth Stadium, in Edmonton, Alberta. The Alouettes defeated the Eskimos 25-16 in the first all-Canadian CFL championship game to feature the host team since 1983.
It was Don Matthews’ fifth Grey Cup title as a head coach, tying him with Lew Hayman, Frank Clair and Hugh Campbellfor the all-time record.
This was last Grey Cup game to be played on natural grass in Edmonton. By the time Edmonton hosted its next Grey Cup game in 2010, its stadium had switched over to artificial turf. The Grey Cup would not be played on grass again until 2016at Toronto’s BMO Field.
This was the Alouettes first Grey Cup victory in 35 years. The Grey Cup victory parade, held 2 days later in downtown Montreal attracted 250,000 fans