White stallion gallops

IIRC, it was the team that said the fans also deserved the best.
Can't disagree. It's an awesome facility - players and fans love it.

You gotta come check it out sometime. Winnipeg, BC, Ottawa, Hamilton, Toronto, Regina - all invested in their clubs and their fans and recently put some major $ into new or renovated facilities. Even Edmonton made some upgrades. And Halifax will likely soon have some new stadium news. It's great to see that sort of growth and investment in the CFL.
Calgary provides it fans with home wins decade after decade, what else matters to a true fan?

depopulationINC

IIRC, it was the team that said the fans also deserved the best.
Can't disagree. It's an awesome facility - players and fans love it.

You gotta come check it out sometime. Winnipeg, BC, Ottawa, Hamilton, Toronto, Regina - all invested in their clubs and their fans and recently put some major $ into new or renovated facilities. Even Edmonton made some upgrades. And Halifax will likely soon have some new stadium news. It's great to see that sort of growth and investment in the CFL.
Calgary provides it fans with home wins decade after decade, what else matters to a true fan?
Having facilities that work well for an entire age range of spectators and speak to the average consumer in a modern era.  The "true fan" is already hooked, so they really don't care...that is not the market they are chasing for in either growing attendance nor increasing social media presence in order to generate new marketing revenue. With the success on the field that Calgary has had, it is most unfortunate that it does not equate to capacity at games.  It has been stagnant, at best, for years.  I do believe that a new facility would help with that a lot.  Would it be worth it for the extra few thousand butts in seats 10 times per year?  Probably not.  I hope they get the Olympics, because the city does deserve better.  Saying otherwise is a pretty easy copout when they have the worst stadium in the league by a mile and have since even before most of the recent builds.  Times have changed.  This stuff matters in an instant gratification society where everyo0ne has access to HD big screens.  It is not going to become less true as time marches on.

White stallion gallops

You are probably right there. I guess a true fan like me doesn't care but "fringe" fans might care.

depopulationINC

You are probably right there. I guess a true fan like me doesn't care but "fringe" fans might care.
that is the thing though, it is the fringe fans that make the difference.  The core is essentially not going anywhere. 

Personally I am a little concerned with Calgary.  Don't get me wrong, they have solid support and have done a great job of winning back their stadium over the past 7 or so years (the days of Red being outnumbered are over, which is great, but the flip side is I know lots who won't spend their money there now because of some of the atmosphere created there far too often for visitors, which is an unfortunate flipside.  That is a whole other topic though, and I am by no means saying Calgary fans are alone, but it is nothing like it was a decade ago for a visitor).  Attendance is by no means poor, but they have been a superb team for some time and still don't pack the place.  I really hope that when they see a few bad years they don't take a big hit, because everywhere generally does when the dark days come for a bit.

White stallion gallops

How about this.
In 2018, every ticket sold to a CFL game in all the 8 other cities, will have a $1.00 surcharge to go towards a new stadium is Calgary !!!! LOL

depopulationINC

How about this.
In 2018, every ticket sold to a CFL game in all the 8 other cities, will have a $1.00 surcharge to go towards a new stadium is Calgary !!!! LOL
Hows about they just get the 2026 Olympics and don't have to worry about it.

TravelPat1

The washrooms at Tim Hortons Field are a huge improvement over Ivor Wynne but for some reason they completely cheaped out on hand dryers. Any other fairly new or recently renovated public washroom you go into has high speed hand dryers. The ones they put in at THF are old style, slow air speed relics that can take 30 seconds to really dry your hands.  You see people try to use them for 10 - 15 seconds with people waiting behind them before giving up and wiping their hands on thei pants.

Taleback

 Usually its about 30 seconds.

This thread is about CFL washrooms not your greatest bedroom achievements. Stay on topic here.

Xvys

I must vote for B.C. Place, the washrooms seem clean and the urinals have good flow. Can't ask for more than that!

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The washrooms at Tim Hortons Field are a huge improvement over Ivor Wynne but for some reason they completely cheaped out on hand dryers. Any other fairly new or recently renovated public washroom you go into has high speed hand dryers. The ones they put in at THF are old style, slow air speed relics that can take 30 seconds to really dry your hands.  You see people try to use them for 10 - 15 seconds with people waiting behind them before giving up and wiping their hands on thei pants.
Ha ha thanks .. Now I know for certain they shopped at the dollar store for the stadium.


But hey Pat ..everything beats the urinal troughs they had at Maple Leaf Gardens.. Think they had them at the train station there too

White stallion gallops

How about this.
In 2018, every ticket sold to a CFL game in all the 8 other cities, will have a $1.00 surcharge to go towards a new stadium is Calgary !!!! LOL
Hows about they just get the 2026 Olympics and don't have to worry about it.
If we do get the Olympics it's hard to say what will happen at this point in terms of facilities. The "early" plan (although at this point it's too soon to call it that) are to have the ceremonies at the Stampede grandstand, McMahon wouldn't be used.  They would build a new facility for curling which would later be converted to a field house and stadium for the stamps. I for one don't like the idea of a fieldhouse / stamps stadium in one, really how nice could that really be for the stamps??

Iconic SR

IIRC, it was the team that said the fans also deserved the best.
Can't disagree. It's an awesome facility - players and fans love it.

You gotta come check it out sometime. Winnipeg, BC, Ottawa, Hamilton, Toronto, Regina - all invested in their clubs and their fans and recently put some major $ into new or renovated facilities. Even Edmonton made some upgrades. And Halifax will likely soon have some new stadium news. It's great to see that sort of growth and investment in the CFL.
Calgary provides it fans with home wins decade after decade, what else matters to a true fan?
That's a good question, because this winning team can't fill it's park. As such, I have no idea what matters to a Stamps fan. We know there isn't too many of them. 

Iconic SR

How about this.
In 2018, every ticket sold to a CFL game in all the 8 other cities, will have a $1.00 surcharge to go towards a new stadium is Calgary !!!! LOL
Stamps may have to propose this, because I can't see any other way they get a new stadium. Outsiders will have to pay for it. 

White stallion gallops

Iconic SR
That's a good question, because this winning team can't fill it's park. As such, I have no idea what matters to a Stamps fan. We know there isn't too many of them.
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Calgary still has some of the better attendance in the league. I don't think there is any problem. I know I love my stamps, I can't speak for all the people who choose not to attend.

Iconic SR

Iconic SR
That's a good question, because this winning team can't fill it's park. As such, I have no idea what matters to a Stamps fan. We know there isn't too many of them.
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Calgary still has some of the better attendance in the league. I don't think there is any problem. I know I love my stamps, I can't speak for all the people who choose not to attend.
My point is - the Stamps winning records obviously don't pack McMahon. My question is: why is such a large city with well over 1 million people - unable to fill their park or even dream of a new one? Calgary is a world class city with low class support of its CFL team. It's sad.

Why the apathy?

Randy Ambrosie in Calgary Sun:
"And so, at a time when the CFL is boasting $2 billion in investments in new and improved venues around the country, one of its flagship franchises will have to continue playing in the league’s most dilapidated stadium for the foreseeable future.
“I’m very worried,” Ambrosie said when asked how concerned he was with the situation. “Perhaps the most successful team in the last 20 years in the CFL has one of the poorest stadiums in the CFL. I think that’s a tragedy."

“And when you go across the country to see what has happened — the renovation at BC Place, the renovation at Brick Field at Commonwealth in Edmonton, (new stadiums in) Saskatchewan, Winnipeg and Hamilton and what they’ve done here in Ottawa. BMO Field (in Toronto) … I think it’s terrible.”
 


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