The CFL has a unique opportunity right now. They need growth, they need new fans, they need a new business model.
Here are some Out of the box ideas.
If the league shares all revenues and expenses
- Put a League owned franchise in Moncton, in exchange for the City and province to bring Moncton stadium to a capacity of 18 000 and add amenities needed. League can sell the franchise in the future. Or possibly NB will want to own it as a community team.
Watch how quick Halifax wants a franchise...
Budget teams expense all of them until they fit 15 to 16 million a year.
Lower ticket prices by 50 percent for all seats not inside the 40 or 30-yard lines.
Split TV contracts to two broadcasters giving them each half the games for 50 million per season. That would cover 10 million of the 15 million team budgets. relying on merchandise, tickets, naming rights, sponsorships, and concessions to generate a minimum of 5 million per team.
Everything over the 150 million in revenues gets shared 50/50 between the owners and the players. Slices divided by dressed roster x games played)
For example, there is 36 million over the floor, each owner gets 1.8 million and each player gets a bonus of 2380.00 for each game played.