For the fans who don't live in Edmonton, you won't likely experience this problem.
This season the Eskimos staff decided to totally revamp their marketing and half time shows. They have musical acts at the half and some even at the end of the game.
Only problem is, the acts are targeted at one age range, alienating the rest of the people who also attend.
The Eskimos have decided that their most important age group to focus on are the young people. They really don't focus on families and they certainly don't focus on the older people who are over 40 and have those young children.
The music they play during breaks on the field is aimed at the 17-34 age range... And 34 is stretching it. the older folk, are easily irritated by it and everything that they do to attract fans are aimed primarily towards the younger crowd.
IMO they are not caring at all what their older and more experienced fans want to see, hear and do at the games.
I realize that they're trying to attract the younger people with their musical acts and all the cool stuff but we know that it is very difficult to maintain their attention and keep them coming back again and again.
But meanwhile they are driving the older fans, the ones who have had season tickets for a long long time away from the game and are losing the variety and now seem to only bring in the young ones who love to drink and drink and drink.. And many of the young fans who are coming to the games are only there to see the musical acts and truly don't care about the actual game itself.
I think what they fail to realize is what happens if their experiment fails and their fans don't keep coming and at the same time their veteran fans, the old ones get fed up and stay home next time?
I think their attempts to gain new and young fans is good but theyre forgetting about the rest of us.
Btw, they only had 32.600 for the Montreal game. For Edmonton, that's awful!!