argonaut11xx

Sounds like every season ticket holder is getting up to 10 free tickets for the exhibition game. They did this last year also.

Not a good omen.

There is a buzz amongst Argonaut fans, but a silence beyond that group. I really wish the casual GTA sports fan would give the Argo's a chance.

I also don't think that Jeffery's commercial is going to put 15 people in the stands at BMO.
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Argofan_1000

Quote from: "argonaut11xx"
Sounds like every season ticket holder is getting up to 10 free tickets for the exhibition game. They did this last year also.

Not a good omen.

There is a buzz amongst Argonaut fans, but a silence beyond that group. I really wish the casual GTA sports fan would give the Argo's a chance.

I also don't think that Jeffery's commercial is going to put 15 people in the stands at BMO.


Casual fans follow the crowd. It will be up to us to create a buzz so people will follow. It will be up to the team to do their part.

Rogers Sportsnet did a poll and they asked if Canadians viewed the CFL as a Iconic in Canada and 60 + % said yes so the fans are still there. I will post it

batkinson001

Argos are far from dead this year especially after yesterday's thrashing of montreal  38-6! Though anytime we run up against Calgary it will seem like it...  Next week not looking too good...

As long as they continue to play like they did yesterday, especially at home, the fans will come back.

Argos season ticket holder 2010-2014, 2016-2017
Member of the Double Blue Order, Section 116 in the Fan Zone at BMO Field.

argonaut11xx


On the field the Argo's are VERY much alive. With a Healthy Ricky Ray, the Argo's should represent the East in the Grey Cup.

BUT

The Ex game drew 16K, still a CRAPPY crowd. Hopefully with all Saturday home games for the balance of the season attendance will pickup. Any crowd under 20K is a FAILURE in a market of 6 million.

drummer_god

Other than the upper east side - which has seen some fantastic promo offers this season - the Argos continue to price themselves like a major league property in a market that perceives them as a minor league property. 

The argos will never sell out unless they either price themselves accordingly at all areas of the stadium, OR the market changes their perception of the team. 

I'd say, they need to do the first to eventually - over many years - become the second. 

batkinson001


On the field the Argo's are VERY much alive. With a Healthy Ricky Ray, the Argo's should represent the East in the Grey Cup.

BUT

The Ex game drew 16K, still a CRAPPY crowd. Hopefully with all Saturday home games for the balance of the season attendance will pickup. Any crowd under 20K is a FAILURE in a market of 6 million.
16k is FAR from crappy, but is is definitely no sell out..  it is the best attendance all season so far.  Hopefully it can keep increasing throughout the season as long as the argos keep winning at home and keep promoting the upcoming games.

argonutII

Other than the upper east side - which has seen some fantastic promo offers this season - the Argos continue to price themselves like a major league property in a market that perceives them as a minor league property.

The argos will never sell out unless they either price themselves accordingly at all areas of the stadium, OR the market changes their perception of the team.

I'd say, they need to do the first to eventually - over many years - become the second.
I think there is some merit to that. I pay 55.00 in the lower second level for tickets and the special day tickets are being advertised for 15.00. Somewhere in between might be a better price. 

batkinson001

Other than the upper east side - which has seen some fantastic promo offers this season - the Argos continue to price themselves like a major league property in a market that perceives them as a minor league property.

The argos will never sell out unless they either price themselves accordingly at all areas of the stadium, OR the market changes their perception of the team.

I'd say, they need to do the first to eventually - over many years - become the second.
I think there is some merit to that. I pay 55.00 in the lower second level for tickets and the special day tickets are being advertised for 15.00. Somewhere in between might be a better price.
You shouldn't have to worry about the cheap tix as they are, at least for this season, exclusively for the upper deck, which shouldn't affect you as you don't sit up there.

project.legacy

I know this may not sit well with some, but I still hope that one day Rogers does a 180 and buys into the Argonauts, with MLSE and the might of Bell and Rogers media outlets, the Argos would have a much easier time turning things around. As it stands now it an uphill battle due to Rogers and the general Torontonians views on the CFL, but I think that could change at least somewhat with Rogers involvement.

argonutII

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Hopefully SJ Green is fully recovered and back to his old self. This is a big acquisition if that's the case.

Je lui souhaite et vous le souhaite également, mais ce genre de blessure est généralement difficile à surmonter pour un receveur, surtout un grand gabarit comme Green.  S'il peut demeurer en santé et à plein régime, il sera un atout majeur.  Mais j'ai l'impression qu'il va avoir laissé de la vitesse derrière lui et qu'il sera plus facile à couvrir qu'avant.  Son avantage est qu'il connaît parfaitement le système de Trestman et que Ray est un grand passeur.  Mais le jour où Ray sera blessé de nouveau (ça arrivera), la contribution de Green pourrait tomber, comme celle de toute l'attaque.
 wish and wish you well, but this kind of injury is generally difficult to overcome for a receiver, especially a large template like Green. If he can stay healthy and at full capacity, he will be a major asset. But I feel he's gonna have speed behind him and he'll be easier to cover than before. His advantage is that he knows perfectly the Trestman system and that Ray is a great passer. But the day Ray gets hurt again (it will happen), Green's contribution could fall, like that of the whole attack.

So far so good.
 


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