From a selfish standpoint this isn’t good for me. I can travel only in July or early August and I was hoping to make a two-fer trip this year (CGY/EDM or OTT/MTL on the same trip). I like to have one travel day between games.
Maybe I’ll do the WPG and SSK games the week of August 1st. I’ve already been to WPG but could always go again!
TORONTO — With stockings needing to be stuffed and holiday gifting just around the corner, the Canadian Football League and Red Tag have unveiled the 2024 schedule with season tickets for the upcoming campaign now available.
Agreed. I think it has been two years without the Grey Cup rematch game and many on here have complained about that. If I remember correctly I think the last two times the rematch was played it was in Week 2. Either week is fine with me but Week 1 would seem to make more sense.
Many have also longed for a return to a balanced schedule. To me this is the best part of the new schedule and long overdue for competitive reasons and for the simple reason that every fan gets to see their team play every other team at home.
There was a thread this past season on the new Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun slate of games. Members of this forum overwhelmingly liked this set up and I count myself among those.
There were initially at least some complaints about playoff games on Saturdays as I recall, but they appear to have been a success. To me it’s a no brainer to eliminate head to head NFL competition for viewers for CFL playoff games so I am happy they retained that financially wise decision.
I agree. Also I notice that they moved up the games earlier on that ruthless triple-header Saturday in September, which works out much better than having that last game start some time after 9PM ET.
I’m not a fan who will catch all three games on one day anyway, but I do like far more choices earlier in the day so I can decide depending on whatever else is going on that day and that busy September weekend that is not sports-related.
Yeah I’m not sure the games being on Saturday would affect attendance much, but it would affect viewership I would think. Both leagues would lose eyeballs if they went head to head but it might be about Bell protecting the CFL more than the other way around.