attendance for todays game

Very disappointing attendance, I thought we were going to start a new tradition the Canada Day Game. No excuses about weather or start time etc

Maybe those who stayed home knew something that the ticket buyers in Hamilton didn't.....

Juts noticed last year they started on the road on Canada Day weekend, and 2009 they played at home against the Argos on Wednesday, July 1 with an attendance of 23,211.

But keep in mind, they were coming off extremely terrible seasons before going 9-9 in 2009.

Jays and Phillies drew 45,000 at Skydome yesterday, and 44,000 today.

Throw in that it was the return of "Doc" to Toronto, that is a main reason for the attendance at the Dome.

Crowds of 22, 23 and 27 on a long holiday weekend look pretty decent to me. Much as the Canada Day tie-in is nice and patriotic, I think the CFL should start the season the second week of July in the future, to avoid the exodus to cottages and campgrounds that always takes place on this weekend.

For today at least. Yesterday there were 1,000 more.

Maybe the TV numbers a large for CFL football on this weekend. Anyone know?

I thought the crowd was pretty good, especially for the long weekend. Maybe some folks here are too young to remember the days of 14,000 per game.

For a little perspective:

http://cfl-scrapbook.no-ip.org/CFL-Attendance.php
1970 24,966 1980 24,350 1990 16,161 2000 20,057 2010 23,890 1971 27,738 1981 25,166 1991 13,834 2001 18,611 1972 32,091 1982 19,299 1992 19,354 2002 17,699 1973 31,774 1983 17,000 1993 17,537 2003 14,863 1974 28,443 1984 15,884 1994 16,688 2004 27,853 1975 23,739 1985 14,992 1995 21,712 2005 28,002 1976 25,474 1986 17,187 1996 20,386 2006 26,957 1977 24,401 1987 16,999 1997 13,613 2007 23,201 1978 25,272 1988 14,756 1998 19,439 2008 20,784 1979 21,809 1989 17,278 1999 20,051 2009 22,541

safetyblitz, thanks for posting that and putting it into perspective.

I guess it's a good thing if 23,890 is considered a little low nowadays,eh?