Grey Cup Calgary try to add more seats to bring up to 50,000

Ottawa did it in both of their end zones, so did Regina, why can`t Calgary do the same?

Some sort of building at the North End and big arsed scoreboard at the South end would be my guess...

Regina altered traffic patterns and moved the concrete walls surrounding their stadium. I'm sure moving a few small buildings, or a scoreboard could be accomplished.

The cost -- compared to the the added revenue -- is likely why it wasn't done. Regina sold those seats more than once.

Haven't they always had 50k for GC's in Cowtown?

The dressing room/office areas of the stadium pretty much take up the whole endzone and resting grandstand supports on a cathedral roof from the 1950's is out of the question. The only place seats could go would be on the sides (if it isn't already happening, which it might be). Even those measures would only bring in an extra 1000 fans so it really wouldn't pay off. That is the downside of playing such a high-profile game in such a small facility.

Although the wife and me just spend a few grand on a week's holiday out west, if my TiCats make it, we'll be going out again, I'm sure the teams that make it get flight/accomodation/ticket packages for sure.

....BECAUSE I AM ALMOST ABSOLUTELY SURE THAT THE EVENT COORDINATORS, PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND STADIUM MANAGEMENT UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF THE ORGANIZERS, MARKETERS AND ACCOUNTANTS COMPLETELY MISSED VAST AREAS OF THE CONFINES OF MCMAHON STADIUM THAT YOU, FROM WAY OUT ON THE EAST COAST NO LESS, CAN SEE....you are clueless aren't you?...

Better add more seats an shoot for 50,000 because the Riders will be playing that day :slight_smile:

I've read that the additional end zone seats in Ottawa were a disaster from a game enjoyment perspective. I'll watch this one on the television. :cowboy:

I think they should build a new stadium for the game. They still have time don't they?

What's the big deal about 50000 seats? I'm sure the Stamps will make a good profit with what they have.

Yup...most expensive tickets in Grey Cup history. Don't worry though guys. If you were planning on attending...if Calgary doesn't make the Grey Cup, you'll suddenly see 35,000 tickets show up on E-bay. They're such fair weather fans in Calgary its not even funny. And not just the Stamps...the Flames too.

Geezis RW, the guy was just asking a legitimate question. Living in Calgary, maybe you were privy to more information than he had. You gotta call him out and call him clueless? Charming… :thdn:

...and it's a legit answer, do you really think that if there was more space available that the bean-counters wouldn't have taken advantage of it?...squeezed to the max is what the stadium will be but some guy with no clue questions whether it's enough...

...and Yukoner, your comments reak of jealously, are you jealous of something?...I challenge your statement that already bought tics would be coughed up if the stamps didn't make the game, IMO the GAME is sacred no matter who plays, you have evidence to prove otherwise?...if so, please present it....if not, please keep your toxic comments to yourself....

Well, whatever…but I was always under he assumption that past GC’s in Calgary always had 50,000 at them…and I’ve always been a bit of an attendance nerd.

But I agree Yukoner is out to lunch…fair weather? When Calgary was the bed regularly a few years back, I remember crowds ranging between 27-30,000…'nuff said. As with all the western teams, the event is more than the game…the party is the event with the game being the closing ceremonies.

Now, to Texas-Texas Tech until…ugh…the 10:30 BC start…

...oh, and for how many years have the Flames been virtually sold out, Yukoner? Do your homework... :expressionless:

Calgary had an attendance of 50,035 at the 1993 Grey Cup (they had some oddly-configured seats in the south end); 46,097 at the most recent one they hosted (2002, I think). Both sellouts. Also, there was a huge temporary grandstand built in the south end over the clubhouse there for the Olymipcs opening ceremonies, but it did obscure the scoreboard. The Flames couldn't give tickets away for 10 years or so until their Cup run in 2004, when their sellouts started again. Every other Cdn team in the NHL is now the same, except Ottawa.

Calgary last hosted the Grey Cup in 2000. Attendance was about 43,500, which sadly was about 1,500 tickets away from a sellout. I seem to remember seeing that the 1993 Grey Cup had 50,000-odd people at it, though I don't remember personally.