Congrats Caretaker

I think we can finally say, the Caretaker has finally seen some of his money come back.

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Here's to many more such years.

I hope he is making money, but its kinda awkward talking about MR Young's finances.

And good on yah Ticat fans!!!

We rock :rockin:

I was skeptical about THF being a better stadium than Investor's Field. He was clearly right about that . Obviously a few things to iron out with guard rails but overall when you look at ease of expansion of THF and Winnipeg's bowl limited to 38k for this upcoming GC and huge cost overruns (another 35 million in repairs announced yesterday)...

Sometimes less is more. :thup:

BBBBBBBut, THF was built in the wrong location, It just can't be successful in this location. It would never work!! :wink: :wink:
Great Owner + Great Management + Great Team + Great Fans = Great success :rockin:

Congrats :thup: :rockin: :smiley: Simply put, The Ti-Cats have the BEST owner and BEST Organization in the CFL !!!! and let's not forget also the BEST fans !!!! Every game this season a SELLOUT !!!! Well Done Cat Nation :thup: :smiley: :rockin: Now lets go get that Cup !!!

http://www.canadianclubofhamilton.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/bob-young.jpg

Let's hope this keeps up for a few years because one great year doesn't wipe out the 10 previous money losing seasons at IWS.
We will never know how much they make at the new THF, it may take 6 or 7 years to break even, but it's good news.
Great to see that they can sell them "private suites" and club seats which are real money makers.

ohh stop slim. we are selling out now. when we stop you can bring the negativity...deal?

It's great news. And a good place to play. Bob is a fantastic owner- caretaker. I'm glad it's selling out consistently and hope that continues for years to come. Maybe one day it will need to be expanded permanently, not just for a Grey Cup.

It isn't really an apples to apples comparison with the early 70s though. At that time, IWS seated 34,000 fans, and was the biggest stadium in the CFL (pre Olympic Stadium in Montreal and expansion of CNE Stadium for the Blue Jays). Average attendance in 1973 was almost 32,000 per game. In 1972 it was over 32,000.

http://cfl-scrapbook.no-ip.org/Hamilton.php

Apples to apples, certainly not, but there are other factors too. No HD tv broadcasting every game, and not only CFL but umpteen other sports as well. The Blue Jays and Raptors didn't even exist yet, the Leafs were really the only other local team. We weren't even too far removed from when we could compete with the NFL for players. And its just a guess, as I wasn't born at the time, but I'd bet the tickets were comparatively cheaper too. So many more factors too.

Hard the compare any of it, really but in the end, Bob and the CFL have finally found a model that works in the modern world.

Exactly.

The CFL is a niche sport, and considering that 24k is about all you can home for in Ontario anymore. Just hope they hold on to that for as long as they can.

Negativity?
I’m pointing out that “finally” after all these years the team is making money. Who would have thought it and let’s keep it up with the big crowds and selling out because it will take a few years to make up for the past losses.
That is NOT negativity…that’s a positive :roll: :roll:

Slim,

See Bobo's post.. Thats positive :wink:

Totally and completely and without any doubt the best owner in the league by far. :thup: :smiley:

Absolutely right.

I think that what the players think of him is indicative of the type of person he is. When Bakari Grant scored the first ever TD at THF he didn't hesitate a bit in taking the ball and lateralling it to the Caretaker. Bonus was that Bob did not fumble. :wink:

Only someone held in high esteem by his employees would be awarded such an honour.

:thup: :thup: :thup: :rockin: :rockin: :rockin: :cowboy:

There is no doubt it is a nice stadium BUT, we use to fill a 30,000 seat stadium on a regular basis a few years ago. This stadium only has 24,000 seats. It is nice to say all are sellouts but lets keep everything in perspective here. One last thing they may have been sold out but there are far too many empty seats at the games. Where are the fans? I know a lot stand in the concourses for what ever reason but there still not enough there to fill the seats.

Don't get me wrong it is good to have sell outs but if they built a 30 -35,000 seat stadium I am sure they all would have been sell outs.

I guess you could have thrown in the extra $60M to put in those extra 10,000 seats.

This is not correct, we did not fill Ivor Wynne on a regular basis, as evidenced by

http://www.cfl.ca/schedule/year/2012/time_zone/0 http://www.cfl.ca/schedule/year/2011/time_zone/0 http://www.cfl.ca/schedule/year/2010/time_zone/0 http://www.cfl.ca/schedule/year/2009/time_zone/0

The only sellouts to be seen are the labour day classic vs the Argos. The majority of the games are in the 22-24 thousand range with the occasional 27-29 thousand game during fairly major games.

And if you think that's bad, check our our attendance in 2004! :wink:

http://www.cfl.ca/schedule/year/2004/6

Not much of a road draw that year either, it would seem. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: