Social media are a superb way of assessing the impact a sports club makes. I thought it would be interesting to post the numbers each club has following its official twitter feed. Stats researched today 28th may.
A couple of observations. No surprise to see the Riders out front. They are THE club in our game. Slightly surprising to see the Esks so low. They do a fantastic job actually getting their fanbase into the stadium. Needless to say there is space as wide as a prairie for growth in the Big Eastern Motropoles. By way of contrast the Leafs have 337,985 and the Habs 406,645. I know I am comparing with iconic Hockey clubs and even Big league baseball suffers in comparison but it shows the huge citywide sportsfan bases there are.