Big-O over McGill, correct decision?

...of course revenue made it a no-brainer, but let's put economics aside for a seocnd, from a purely football point of view is playing in the Big-O the right decision for Montreal?....

...Firstly, at Mcgill the crowd appears to be right on top of the opposition, althought the stadium is not huge the 20K plus crowd is right on your back, and the university buildings at the end must vibrate the sound on top of the Big-O the crowd, although bigger, is more removed, distanced from the field of play...

...Secondly, the Lions are a dome team, used to the confines and atmosphere of the enclosed environment, would playing outside at McGill have affected them?...probably not, but why give any little advantage to the opposition?...

Wow, hadn't thought of the Dome angle Red.

Tressman signing with the Bills.

Murray Clarkes crew spotted several times in Montreal.

Maybe BC winning the East isn't such a far fetched drug induced dream afterall! :wink: :wink: :wink:


As a season ticket holder for the Als, even if I hate the Big O...I think it's the right place to do the Finals.

I hate the sightlines, I'm 200 feet away from the field vs compared to 20 at McGill, but more money for the Als, twice the capacity of McGill....50 000+, closed dome, thundersticks, noise makers....

And Als will still be at home, because the football Ops are at Big O...not McGill !

This is a good question and I was wondering the same thing. Can the Al's capture the magic that they seem to have a McGill? I wonder.

Meh. If the Lions beat Montreal I don't think it will have anything to do with Olympic Stadium.

I'm not a fan of the Big O at all, matter of fact I pretty much hate any domed stadium. But I must admit that I think it's kinda cool how Montreal plays in the Big O for playoff games and when the city hosts the Grey Cup.

I don't think it makes a difference either. It's not like BC never plays road games outdoors in front of noisy fans.

The Als have played enough there in the last few years that I think they consider it "home" but I have to admit there is a part of me that thinks they'd have more "home" advantage at Molson Stadium for the reasons as you point out Red.

Don't forget Murray Clarke either......

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