Edmonton Elks Sale thread

I could win the $15 mill Lotto Max on Friday and if I made some “noise”, the CFL would be lookiing at me to buy the Elks, I wouldn’t doubt. Which would be a complete joke of course. :slight_smile:

The CFL is desperate to find a market, hey it’s just a Canadian domestic league with limited revenue streams, whereas with the major leagues, like the Expos, they will find another market at a respectable price. This is what the majors have over domestic leagues like the CFL that can’t pay the big money for players. And then there is soccer which has almost everbody by the “nuggies” except for maybe the NFL, maybe. I don’t follow soccer well enough but even the lower divisions say in English soccer make a lot of money if I’m correct on this, don’t have a clue just my unknowledgeable thinking. Because a lower division soccer team in England can join the Division 1 thingy if I’m correct if they win the lower division? Sounds like a plan to me for Canadian football. But I’ll admit, I basically don’t understand how soccer works, all I know is it’s the world’s no. 1 spectator sport. My guess is the NFL execs total combined income won’t match the World Cup’s execs, in number of individuals and combined salaries. My guess is the NFL isn’t even close.

So … could a group of 7 and a group of 5 … OR … 12 individual bidders … OR … any other mathematically sound permutation.

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They’re so desperate they had to turn parties away the last 3 team sales.

Ironically when the Edmonton based soccer team needed a buyer a few years ago the CPL couldn’t find one. And minor league soccer teams can sell player contracts to the highest bidder to make money!

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Who is “they”? Didn’t know that about minor league teams selling player contracts. I have no idea about all of this in the soccer world, interesting though.

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They as in the CFL.

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Turn parties away that, my guess, didn’t have a whole heck of a lot of money behind them. :wink: As in a $15 mill Lotto Max Winner. :slight_smile:

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Or someone else had just little more :grin:

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Tied up in some shady real-estate deals. This is making the Glieberman’s look good, they did have some $400 mill or so next to their names, legit I believe as well.

Why don’t we just have Tom Brady buy the CFL, my bet this could work, dude has to be bored in retirement. :wink: Just joking people, just joking.

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Naylor on the Neilsen show today. Around the 1 hour 45 minute mark.

Expression of interests of interested groups and individuals now at 19. Number should increase since the deadline is mid April. Serious interest will be lower but better to have more to start.

Aim to have a shortlist by mid May and sale be mid June but no deadline.

Speculates significant interest from the US since NFL teams are well out of range for most.

Can buy the team with the interest of the interest of an NFL club lol. As long as the shoe fits

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We would make a super team and finally be able to defeat the Stampeders. At least for one season.

Hope those tractor cowboys are down to earth. And call them Rough Eskies, a sled dog

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Recession? What recession? Super Bowl tickets average $US 8400, and bidding to $54000 to scalping

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Yup, I “asked” Dr. Google for the price of Blue Jays spring training tickets and this is how Dr. Google replied, don’t know how accurate this is but this is for games that don’t even count! Recession? Really?
" No matter what you’re looking to spend, Vivid Seats has tickets to fit your budget. Currently, Toronto Blue Jays spring training tickets start at $21 with an average price of $61 ."

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So about half a dozen groups invited to give formal proposals.

With the large amount of interest the sale is now expected to wrap up mid season. Need time to vet these groups. No need to rush anything.

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https://3downnation.com/2024/05/08/edmonton-elks-post-3-9-million-loss-but-say-ownership-review-process-going-well/

Biggest drop being gate receipts being down 21.7 percent despite an increase of announced attendance.

Bids for the team are expected soon. Interest remains strong and they’ll have enough in the stabilization fund to get through this season.

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