The 1989Saskatchewan Roughriders season was the 80th in franchise history. Despite a 9–9 regular season record, the Roughriders ended their season as Grey Cup champions. It was Saskatchewan's first championship in 23 years.
For the Grey Cup celebrations, 18,000 fans showed up at Taylor Field, in minus 10 degree Celsius weather to welcome back the club. A few weeks later, it was revealed that the playoff run nearly bankrupted the team. Instead of a projected $85,000 profit, the Riders lost $195,000 due to the cost of the three road games. General Manager Al Ford declared that the team’s debt increased to 1.6 million dollars.