Argonauts moving to BMO

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Deal nearly complete for #Argos move to BMO Field within few seasons; many feel it will save pro football in Toronto..via @sportscage #CFL

What Toronto has Pro Football?? That's News to Everyone!!

They have only been close to a deal at BMO now for three years, are they in, are they out, on the fence???

That is good news! I wonder what's going to happen with the ownership.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Everybody's talking about the plight of the Toronto Argonauts. Their staff has been stripped to the bare bones and there's talk head coach Scott Milanovich wants out after this year because the whole outfit doesn't meet professional standards. Who knows who will end up owning the team once David Braley finally gives up the reins but there are better days ahead. A deal is nearly complete to see the Argos move to the outdoor BMO Field within a few seasons and many feel that will save pro football in Toronto. As far as the NFL in Toronto goes, forget it.

http://www.rodpedersen.com/

Can't find anything else.

Well that's good. It will be better then the Rogers Centre. I just hope that if they expand it to 30,000 that it doesn't still end up being too big.

I'll bet 30,000 won't be big enough. Especially if they allow tailgating.

Hold your horses, Hamilton, it turns out Toronto might one-up Tim Hortons field.

A day after the new home of the Hamilton Ticats’ opened in Steel Town, the Toronto Sun got its hands on the latest BMO Field rendering.

And, despite many Toronto FC fans being skeptical of the club’s new digs, the “upgraded? BMO Field looks pretty nice.

Heck, it looks like a real soccer stadium, roof and all.

While the latest renderings the Sun received are subject to change, the image shows roofing above three of the sections, with two extra decks built behind the east stand and the supporters’ end.

Capacity is supposed to peak at close to 30,000 for Toronto FC games once the $120 million in renovations are complete.

Phase 1 of the project is scheduled to begin this month

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Funny how I said this two days ago in another Argo thread on here, and I was told it would never happen by Robofan209.

Agreed, lets hope they get a new owner, it's better for the CFL

No, the capacity for a CFL game will be 25,000. Remember they have to remove them soccer seats behind the goals to fit in the 20 yard end zones

Keeping my fingers crossed!

Sweet As! The More Endzone Seats the better! :thup:

I found this at the bottom of this Rod Petersen blog

Max Hall, shoplifting and narcotics possession, Yeeesh!

[b]WINNIPEG - Former NFL and Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Max Hall was arrested last week in his home state of Arizona on suspicion of shoplifting and narcotics possession.

Police in Gilbert, Ariz., near Phoenix, reported they were called to a Best Buy on Friday where they found someone they identified as Hall in possession of ``several stolen items from Best Buy and a nearby Walmart.''

Police also said they found a "personal use quantity of cocaine'' but Hall was released shortly after his arrest.

Before joining the Bombers in 2013 and playing in the CFL, Hall played six games for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL in 2010.

Hall, 28, started nine of Winnipeg's final 12 games last season, winning only one as the Bombers tied their worst record ever since the CFL went to an 18-game season at 3-15. His CFL record is 162 completed passes out of 283 attempts for 1,999 yards and nine touchdowns.

But he was still the only one of their quarterbacks from last season the Bombers kept heading into 2014, although he was released in June before the regular season started as part of the team's final cuts.

Hall grew up in Mesa, another Phoenix-area community, and played college football at Arizona State and BYU before being signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cardinals.[/b]

A move to BMO with seat capacity in the low 20K's is just what the doctor ordered. Now, we just need MLSE to buy the team and life will be good.

Very little being said about this by the usual sources on Twitter, but I am sure Rod is pretty well connected.

I believe the CFL plans were pushed from Phase 1 to Phase 3, which is for completion in 2017? Hopefully there is no delays like THF and IGF, as the Argos would be truly homeless at that point I would think.

You would think an easy solution would be for the CFL to spend the $10million to MLSE to save this deal and get the CFL work done in Phase 1, but probably too late now as work is starting very soon at BMO Field.

Why would the CFL have to pay MLSE $10M? What deal are you referring to? Maybe you mean the deal with the City of Toronto over BMO renovations?

[url=http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/03/14/mlse_wants_10_million_from_toronto_for_bmo_field_makeover.html]http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/03 ... eover.html[/url]

MLSE requested 10 mil each from feds, province, and city. city approved the 10 mil. the province has said they will approve it. the feds said they wouldn't. MLSE said the deal to renovate it to cfl standards was dead unless the 10 mil from the feds was contributed. (MLSE is paying 90 mill of the 120 mill renos). The 10 mil fromt the CFL would be to save the deal and cover the Feds' requried commitment. I beleive that is what he was referring to.

CFL news? Yet no news on their site? The story doesn’t exist on their site?

https://mobile.twitter.com/CFL_News

Nothing on rod petersens page either

https://mobile.twitter.com/sportscage

Maybe that's a good sign.

It’s on his website

“13 - Everybody’s talking about the plight of the Toronto Argonauts. Their staff has been stripped to the bare bones and there’s talk head coach Scott Milanovich wants out after this year because the whole outfit doesn’t meet professional standards. Who knows who will end up owning the team once David Braley finally gives up the reins but there are better days ahead. A deal is nearly complete to see the Argos move to the outdoor BMO Field within a few seasons and many feel that will save pro football in Toronto. As far as the NFL in Toronto goes, forget it.”

http://www.rodpedersen.com