I hate to say this but the bc lions do not desrve to get more thatn 40,000, they shaould take a crash course on marketing.
Here is what they should be doing and have done for the past two weeks, as soon as the wf tickets went on sale.
1.pay some extre money, and advertise this game on 1040 every half hour. (i have only heard it maybe 3 time a day
2.take out a full page add in the province/ or sun,get a deal for leaving it there for the whole time you are selling tickets.(i have not seen any adds what so ever)
- Do what calgary is doing and set up some kind of pep rally downtown. where all the fans can meet the players and make it free at bc place, kind of what they did at the grey cup in 94.(i got friends who are hudge lions fans do not even know the lions are in the west final)
4.Advertise a hudge street party like the grey cup so the fan's have something to get excited about, going down there for the whole weekend of the game and make it a party.(the grey cup was the way to do it last year)
5.Start demanding more air time on 1040,(this your station too not just the canucks.Ask for a special lions show every day for about a half an hour,building up to the western final.( what i here is 90% canucks talk-10%lions talk).
The biggest thing you have to do Mr Ackles is get people talking about this game and i do not here any buzz at all, you guy's are treating this game like a regular season game and it is not going to work, the game is not going to sell it self, you have to sell it. Come Bob didn't you learn anything when you were in the NFL.?