Expansion

If the CFL is to expand, where are the best places? My order of preference is as follows;

Halifax
Fredricton
Saskatoon
Quebec City

What are your thought?

here is a few threads on the expansion topic

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The United States because of population. There are two places where the CFL can expand in Canada and that is Quebec City and Halifax. Convince me why you cannot put a team in a border city like Detroit, Buffalo, or Seattle. These cities would draw more people to the game than all the Canadien ones.

My thoughts for expansion in Canada are: 1. Quebec City, 2. Halifax, 3. Moncton.

Fredericton???
Saskatoon? Saskatchewan already has a team. Saskatchewan has only just more than 1 million people, Nova Scotia has just under. Nova Scotia (Halifax) should get 1 before Saskatchewan gets 2. Plus they are looking to expand east.

convince u why u cant put a team in the states????...it WAS DONE, and FAILED...why repeat the same mistake 2ice?

i think i may work in detroit maby buffalo but not seattle

but i am only 15 and i was to young to remember the teams in vegas ans shreave port (where is Shreave port anyway)

state of LA.

great link about American ex-CFL teams.

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We all or most of us agree much needed expansion is for Canada. Ideally to get within 12 teams is required and before the vast majority die off. Having said that and if done properly like the Baltimore experiment, I think medium size US markets near the border will work. Cities that do not have a major league team of sorts. North Dakota, Syracuse, Maine quickly come to mind. With strict guidlines such as minimum 30.000 seat stadiums with the requirement of minimum 20.000 season tickets guaranteed for the first three years. Also, posting a bond of lets say $5M on top of the franchise fee of $10M US.

argotom, how old are u?.....your so desperate to get teams in the league RIGHT NOW....that you'd sacrafice doing it properly and keeping it true to itself...

its the CFL ...not NAFL ( NORTH AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE )...

NO american teams...EVER

Because American teams don't have to play by the same rules as Canadian teams. Because of labour laws you can't have a designated amount of Canadians playing on American teams which makes it unfair to Canadian teams.

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LOL.....I knew that was coming..... :lol:

DG I am truly Canadian first in the CFL, but I have not totally ruled out US expansion as it was not a complete failure and did bring in some then needed cash. Let me preface again, if DONE PROPERLY and only involving possible border cities only, it may work. With NO changes at all to our beloved game.

the day an american team comes in this league again, is the day i turn my back on the CFL....same with Moncton.

.......How about:

a) Lions
b) Bills
c) Seahawks

Well you will see in my post I had 2 maritime teams ahead of a 2nd Saskatchewan team. I live near Edmonton & when the riders come to town, the Sask fans come out & are great. Expanding to Sask is all about rewarding people who support the CFL. I truly believe Sask can support 2 CFL teams & they deserve it. I can't honestly anwser as to whether or not the US or quebec can support or even deserve CFL teams, but my gut feeling is they don't.

If Saskatchewan can support two teams then Nova Scotia (Halifax) can support one. I have said this before and I will say it again.

NO NO NO NO
Not 2 teams in Sask.
That would mean double the annoying posts
Double the guatanteed Grey Cups
I cant take it man I cant take
Double the we are the best posts
NO NO
Make it stop
Make it stop

Py you know the area better then most of us in the east, I have heard all of the stories why Regina & Saskatoon would not work together?. But, Saskatoon is a larger cityof the two and how many people in its sorrounding community would they have to draw from? The old story about people from the Toon driving to Regina, which is what a 3 hour drive, is no longer a big factor? I kind of think in a football mad province, two teams will work.