Canadian football....to many just a quirky bush league, and a punchline.
To most of us, it’s the best underdog, unique, exciting, and unpretentious
hoser duct-tape, perch-roll, by the Jesus, twofour, no fair-catchin’, damn league there is.
I guess my point is that I can’t wait for stadium football as well.
It's many years since I read this (I think it was Sports Illustrated) so correct me if things have changed, but isn't men's field hockey basically non-existent in the US, or even that they're banned from playing it?
Tell someone in the UK, no matter what gender you are, that you play "hockey" without any clarification and you'll likely be asked if you mean field or ice. If you see a sports/TV/paper listing that just mentions "hockey", you can be sure that It's field hockey, Ice hockey would be listed specifically as ice hockey.
Most team sports originated in England:
Soccer - of course
Rugby - first played at Rugby College, Aussie rules developed from rugby on a cricket field. Our Football developed from Rugby.
Hockey - ice hockey originated from hockey on grass to hockey on ice
Basketball - developed from English netball
Baseball - developed from English sport of rounders & cricket
You are worried about the Senators? The team that drew 12,000 fans per game pre-pandemic?
They haven't topped 15K since 2016 season.... and they get tons of roadies from Montreal and Toronto in particular....
You should be more worried about NHL as CFL easily outdraws them in your scenario
Also for @Paolo_X in another city (eg Toronto) this would be a huge issue. In Ottawa its a laughable issue.... Noone goes to NHL games in Ottawa and although not strongest team the CFL easily has more clout locally
But the 12k to 15k at senators games are individual paying fans. The Leafs have 15k season tickets that are strictly corporate tickets, that’s why it’s always difficult to get tickets.
Ottawa doesn’t get the corporate season ticket sales because it’s a government town and the federal departments can not buy tickets
There is a large high tech community in Ottawa too but by far the biggest employer is the federal departments with over 116,000 employees.
The Sens have stated they have the lowest amount of ticket holders from the corporate community of all NHL teams.
while those 116,000 employees may not be eligible for corporate tickets, they are all compensated above average with full defined benefit pensions. That should free up some extra income for discretionary purchases.
I think it is the product the Sens put on the ice that keeps season tickets low. Anytime I go to a RB game (three so far), the stadium is packed. Love the RB's support. My second favourite CFL team!