Grover

Mightygoose

Very interesting development if true.

A)It shows the CFL does...and a cannot leverage cities over new or renovated stadiums. One way is not to award major events and holding off the Grey Cup may be the only way the league can do this.

B) Since the Stamps are under the same ownership as the Flames, any relocation threat of the NHL club will be weak for the next 2 years. Otherwise, it would impact the game here and not in a good way.

We'll see if there is fire behind this smoke.

Abendschan

We'll see if there is fire behind this smoke.
In 2020 Hamilton's THF gets it's fair shot to host Grey Cup.

Grover

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Aerial

Enjoy the CFL and Grey Cup but if anyone thinks the league is screwing up because it according to Mightygoogse "It shows the CFL does...and a cannot leverage cities over new or renovated stadiums" well welcome to a domestic league that we as Canadians own and control.  You want Americans stuff that turns on more Canadians, go for those leagues that are owned and controlled by Americans and have mainly American teams in them.

Hey, just visited Cornwall Ontario this week and Memorial Cup champs way back but the city didn't care one way or another and now the city, with a very nice arena and complex just has a beefed up Junior B team that is in the Junior A league, whatever that is, nothing compared with the CHL leagues that can vie for the Memorial Cup. 

Canada is somewhat of a joke in many ways sports wise.
"Canadian football does in fact have 4 downs, its just that as Canadians we are very polite and punt on the third down" -John Candy, SCTV

KevinRiley2

We'll see if there is fire behind this smoke.
In 2020 Hamilton's THF gets it's fair shot to host Grey Cup.
Bob Young does NOT want the Grey Cup - and I don't blame him.

More trouble and money than it is worth.
* Kevin Riley = The moral conscience AND movie reviewer for cfl.ca.  :)
* When in doubt, always ask (WWKD) What Would Kevin Do?
* Forgive me for always taking the High Road.  It's the ONLY Road I know.

RedandWhite

B) Since the Stamps are under the same ownership as the Flames, any relocation threat of the NHL club will be weak for the next 2 years. Otherwise, it would impact the game here and not in a good way.
....a potential sale of around $800M to the owner of the Houston Rockets is not going to be stalled by something like the GC...
There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark.

Aerial

We'll see if there is fire behind this smoke.
In 2020 Hamilton's THF gets it's fair shot to host Grey Cup.
Bob Young does NOT want the Grey Cup - and I don't blame him.

More trouble and money than it is worth.
More to the point after what has gone on in Hamilton and seems to continue to go on, Bob Young SHOULDN'T want the Grey Cup.

Mightygoose

B) Since the Stamps are under the same ownership as the Flames, any relocation threat of the NHL club will be weak for the next 2 years. Otherwise, it would impact the game here and not in a good way.
....a potential sale of around $800M to the owner of the Houston Rockets is not going to be stalled by something like the GC...
Agreed on some level but if ownership is going to sell of a profitable Flames team for relocation...and the #1 team in the market for that matter, I think they'll alienate their other business including the other sports team they own.

Good luck selling a premium event in that enviorment

RedandWhite

...they won’t care Mighty, not for a windfall like that...probably sell all the assets if the Flames leave Calgary, the CSEC wouldn’t exist really anymore without the Flames as they are the primary bread ticket...

RM14

Nice. Hopefully the stamps are competitive and can play in a home grey cup. What a dream that would be to see here.
GO STAMPS GO

everyman

We'll see if there is fire behind this smoke.
In 2020 Hamilton's THF gets it's fair shot to host Grey Cup.
Bob Young does NOT want the Grey Cup - and I don't blame him.

More trouble and money than it is worth.
Why do you think Young would not want a GC in Hamilton?

The Last Word

If dumpy Mosaic could host a Grey Cup in 2013 there is no reason that McMahon Stadium cannot either.  If BC wants it, the 2020 Grey Cup will be in Vancouver.

RedandWhite

...because it’s not like it wasn’t held in McMahon in 2009 or anything...

KevinRiley2

We'll see if there is fire behind this smoke.
In 2020 Hamilton's THF gets it's fair shot to host Grey Cup.
Bob Young does NOT want the Grey Cup - and I don't blame him.

More trouble and money than it is worth.
Why do you think Young would not want a GC in Hamilton?
Because it would be a money loser.

The fact that Bob Young doesn't want the 2019 Grey Cup speaks volumes.
 


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