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What's everyone's take on having an away-only team be the 10th in the league?

Call the team the Halifax Halibut (purple and orange team colors).  Logo is a fish.

Everyone else plays 10 home games, and 8 road games.  

Saskfan4life

Maybe if the stadium they will need is delayed for some reason and they've gone ahead and started playing. A one season, temporary, emergency measure only.

depopulationINC

and how is it that they ever build a fanbase?

How do they generate revenue?  a cut of each game is not enough. 

Iconic SR

The expense of operating and flying a team around would quickly burn up any amount of revenues that would be shared back to the club. And this would scare off any current or additional investors. The team would be so deep in the hole before their first home game that they may never get out of it.

Mightygoose

Why would the league 'expand' with a travelling team?

As others have said, they would not generate any local revenues for the other 9 owners to worth splitting the pie.

Also, why would the travelling 10th team be referred to as 'Halifax/Atlantic'?

rpaege

They'd have to be called the Nomads.

Iconic SR

Halifax Homeless?
Maritime Marauders?
Atlantic Absentees?
East Coast Exempts?

argos0906

EastVanMark

RedandWhite

...the marketing angle would be amazing though...a lost crew, cursed with no home to always be a road team, ever searching for their ultimate treasure...wonder if there's a maritime angle that could be exploited...Hmmmm


There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark.

Hank01

...the marketing angle would be amazing though...a lost crew, cursed with no home to always be a road team, ever searching for their ultimate treasure...wonder if there's a maritime angle that could be exploited...Hmmmm


 Instead of the Harlem Globetrotters maybe the Halifax Dominiondashers . They have to play the same team every week around the different CFL venues and beat them every game . The Refs have to do a better job of showing the games are not fixed when the receiver spins the ball and no one tackles him though .

 Whistling the trotter theme song sweet georgia brown as I type .

sth1988

Huh?  Would season ticket holders for all teams be asked to pay for 1 or 2 more tickets?  Why would anyone in Halifax watch them if they never play at home.

Real question though....what about building a temporary stadium for now?  I believe the cost for the one they had in Vancouver was around $10M.  This would do until they get thier real stadium.

Thoughts?

KevinRiley2

Why would the league 'expand' with a travelling team?

As others have said, they would not generate any local revenues for the other 9 owners to worth splitting the pie.

Also, why would the travelling 10th team be referred to as 'Halifax/Atlantic'?
I agree.  Talk about robbing Peter to pay Paul.

Idea won't work.
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PTBO Dave

Huh?  Would season ticket holders for all teams be asked to pay for 1 or 2 more tickets?  Why would anyone in Halifax watch them if they never play at home.

Real question though....what about building a temporary stadium for now?  I believe the cost for the one they had in Vancouver was around $10M.  This would do until they get thier real stadium.

Thoughts?
It's time for the league to finally start thinking big, so why not combine both ideas? 

Build a portable stadium that could be trucked or floated or flown around the country to 9 different markets each year?

And why stop at a tenth team? Build a fleet of portable stadia so we can expand to 12 or 16 teams!

brianjoxx

New York Rams
 


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