CFL in Victoria, BC. I know... its a crazy idea. A rapidly growing city with the population of 390,000 with 2 hub locations approx 1hr 30 mins away has an added population of approx., 185,000 (Nanaimo and Cowichan Valley).
By the numbers: 575,000 people on southern Vancouver Island with close access to attending a game only an hour and a half away.
Toronto Argos move to Victoria. Toronto clearly doesn't want a CFL team- and smaller cities seem to support a team better.
BC Lions will not lose support. Trust me. I live on the island, nobody wants to spend $200 to catch a ferry to then have to book a hotel because ferry services don't run late enough. In fact, having another team in the province could promote a healthy competition.
The stadium... keep it small. Smaller stadiums that fill up with people is better optics than a massive stadium like Edmonton where it looks empty, even with 30 thousand fans. Keep the seats to a max 20,000 people (similar to Hamiltons).
Victoria is growing rapidly and soccer is making an imprint already in the Langford community. I think it would be smart to look at Victoria, before soccer does.