I was listening to the radio the other day while stuck in traffic in the Toronto area what else is new and the show hosts were talking about the CFL and the Argo’s, coaching staff etc. and the Ottawa situation and about the possibility of new expansion teams in the CFL by 2012??
Ottawa was front and center with the hope that finally they will get good strong local ownership together and a new stadium to play in, apparently a downsized version of Landsdown Park and the talk about the up coming Atlantic game in late September in Moncton, New Brunswick between the Argo’s and Eskies. I think it’s great, and would love to see the CFL expand further to include an Atlantic Division that could include
The Atlantic, Moncton, Halifax, Quebec City and Montreal.
The East would be Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg
The West would be Sask, Calgary, Edmonton, BC
I think this could be a great victory for the CFL marketing if they could truly build a coast to coast Canadian game and create some excitement through local rivalries and new ownership groups. Each one of the new expansion cities mentioned has a football stadium that could be added on to or built to house an expansion franchise, just look at what Montreal did by moving to McGill Stadium and the excitement that was built around that franchise and of course the great job that was done by Bob Young and his team in Hamilton. I hope for the continued success of the CFL that we see expansion to the Atlantic in the future and hopefully not the distant future but more like 2012 or 2014??