Any wonder. Personally though, don't blame Bob whatsoever. :thup:[url=http://www.sportsnet.ca/football/cfl/2009/01/26/edmonton_grey_cup2010/]http://www.sportsnet.ca/football/cfl/20 ... y_cup2010/[/url]
Is anybody really surprised it's not here? Grey Cup attendees should be in for a treat as the two back-to-back Alberta host cities try to outdo each other.
As much as I'd like to see the game in Hamilton again at some point the decision to have the GC in Edmonton in 2010 is a good one.
As far as Grey Cup festivities go...the west is best.
Hopefully the Cats will be there with me.
As Scott Mitchell said this past year, the stadium is not able to host a Grey Cup. Seating is not the issue as we put up temp seats in the endzones in 96 as well as in the NE corner of the stadium.
The problem is the concession stands. A game with 20,000 people and you miss part of the 3rd quarter just waiting in line. Also the washrooms are not up to snuff as well.
Once we see what happens with a new stadium/renovations to Ivor Wynne, we will certainly host one in the future.
Hopefully not getting the GC will provide a spark to get something done and decided upon, along with a deadline for the Pan-Am Games. Hopefully at any rate.
Well we will find out about our new stadium by Feb 9th.
So its probably safe to assume that the 2012 (100th) one will be in a Eastern city... which I assume will be Toronto. Since Hamilton isn't ready to host a Grey Cup in the near future...
What about Ottawa?
I heard about this on the news the other day. I went to the CFL site, and didn't find anything about it. I am still looking for an announcement. What's with that?!?! I'd figure that the CFL website would have been the first to announce this!!!!
Hamilton will never again host a Grey Cup game.
Ivor Wynne is too old.
New stadium for Pan Ams will hold anywhere from 15-27,000....to small for a Grey Cup.
Sadly, we in the Hammer will continue to support Air Canada Jazz and WestJet to see the games live.
For a new stadium we can easily add extra seats to reach 40,000. Ottawa did it in 04, and Sask did it recently.