So there have been plenty of rumors over the past few months about the Argos making BMO their new home.
Commissioner Cohon brought it up again in his recent interview with Bob McCowan on the Fan590:[url=http://fan590.com/media.jsp?content=20080507_191925_9888]http://fan590.com/media.jsp?content=200 ... 91925_9888[/url]
(It's around the 8.30 mark)
Anyways, the TFC supporter groups are angry as hell. They've been assured by the Mayor and MLSE that any deal would involve no permanent gridiron lines on the field, and that the endzone seats would be movable in order to keep the soccer experience intimate. Not to mention they'd score themselves an additional 5-10k seats. However, the Hooligans don't seem to be listening:[url=http://s3.excoboard.com/exco/thread.php?forumid=2561&threadid=382668&page=1]http://s3.excoboard.com/exco/thread.php ... 668&page=1[/url]
There's talk of invasive and even acts of violence (attacking people wearing Argonauts apparel, etc).
Personally, I think any of these acts would give MLSE and the city the perfect excuse to ban these extremists from the stadium for life. This isn't Europe, here the owners run the team, not violent hooligans.
I'm a big fan of TFC, and I have no doubt that the stadium will serve as an awesome venue for both teams.
(P.S. I was wearing my Argos hat at a TFC bar, the Duffrin Gate, just before and during the last home match. No one said a word, big surprise)