Just curious as to why the CFL doesn't do a better job at generating interest in home openers.
In other sports and other leagues home openers are a REALLY big deal. The CFL sometimes there is a bit of a spike in interest - but rarely a sellout anywhere. Announced attendance at the four home openers last season were 24,782 in Winnipeg, 26,135 in Calgary, 24,524 in BC and less than 20,000 in Regina (who unlike other teams report turnstile count instead of tickets sold. None were a sellout and most were not even close to a sellout.
Compare that to something like the Blue Jay home opener which sold out within minutes of tickets going on sale today with people already asking quadruple face value on resale sites. In Toronto there is always huge demand for home opener tickets for every other pro team.
Why is this not the case with the CFL?
Any ideas why that might be the case? Any suggestions to change it?