But Winnipeg deserves to host, probably more than any other team. They should be a lock for 2025. They deserve it ahead of even BC, until at least more people come to games there.
Having said that I have no problem with BC hosting the game as they have sold a lot of tickets for past GC games and thankfully weather won’t hurt the better team and be a factor in the game.
It’s probably a safe bet that a GC game was promised to BC when their ownership changed. That wouldn’t be the first time in the NFL or CFL that happened. Same with new stadiums in both leagues.
Personally I think the GC should be awarded to cities that have earned it the most like Winnipeg and Regina (and hopefully BC and others in the future). It should never be awarded to cities and owners like Toronto that run unsuccessful teams financially and don’t have much of a fan base and criticize the league. Not until they clean up their act.
That has an attraction but I don’t think it is fair based on fan support and financial support of the league. It would also be embarrassing if for example Toronto would have to give away tickets to put 20,000 in the stands.
There are many NFL cities that don’t get to host Super Bowls.
Absolutely true which is proof of how that can change again as it has many times in the past. I just think that the cities/teams that have earned it the most should reap the benefits the most. And I’m not saying that it should only be Winnipeg or Regina, but certainly more than other cities. More money for the league too.
Of course they would have to move the GC to October. Can I count on your support for that?
But this removes the incentive for teams and cities to provide funding for hosting the game. The Bombers have secured a promise of $5 million to host the game at some point, and BC will likely get the same if not slightly more.
Once you know you’re getting the game once every 9 years it’s easy to not put up any funding towards it.
If anything the league should be making it even more competitive to host the big game.