Do some people really want to sit half a klick away from the action? Seems to me the upper part of the lower bowl is far enough away. If they get the same pricing as promised I don’t see this as a major thing.
I don’t see following the example of BC Place as a bad thing. It reduces costs while still providing seating for 31,000. As for tarps I would be surprised. Commonwealth is huge & Edmonton weather would not be kind to tarping.
Thanks for sharing. Goes to show just how poor of a job the league as a whole (and in this case the Eskimos) have done string relevant with modern sports fans. As you say there are many more options for sports fans nowadays and the league needs to take a hard look in the mirror, and take some real steps to address the situation
CFL when compared to the hyped NFL, is an acquired taste. NFL is apple pie to Americans. What’s worked is Promotions and maybe events. Edmonton has around 30,000 attendance with a Taylor Swift concert promo in Paris, more of these types of promotions. And tie in Elks games with local events - - close off roads to the stadium to have night markets And close off roads for parties such as Caribbean days, Latin festival, Halloween beer hall, Thanksgiving party, and so forth. In the long past, there were bingos for cars.