You have to wonder why there's barely any interest in expansion franchises for the highly popular CFL in this country,
while we have people with money in this country going after these MLS franchises?
Right now the MLS, which I think will fold within five years, is coming up here and drawing expansion interest.
In fact they're forcing potential buyers to build soccer only stadiums, while the CFL can't get anybody to even add a coat of
paint to their existing stadiums, let alone build new ones.
I think what it comes down to is being aggressive. There are potentially great CFL cities like London and Quebec and
Halifax just sitting there, but the CFL has done squat in trying to drum up expansion interest in those cities.
Here in London we had a game five years ago that sold out, but there's been nothing since. In fact the cFL barely gets covered.
Even though the interest is here.
In my opinion the CFL is keeping itself from exploding in popularity by moving too slow. They gotta hire an expansion comittee and get the ball rolling. This sitting back and hoping for Ottawa to grace us with their precense in the league, for the third time, is getting embarassing. Screw Ottawa and go after new fresh markets. Because right now the league looks old and stale.
And the MLS could start taking expansion money that should go to the CFL.