I was thinking that Kitchener, Guelph, Milton, London, Cambridge , Waterloo, and Windsor could have a team located close to London so it is close to all the the populated cities and you could call the Team The Western Mustangs and you could create at 25 thousand seat stadium equipped with plenty of room to tailgate and have the many universities and colleges nearby affiliated with the team like Windsor U, Western U , Guelph U, Waterloo U, Laurier U, and the colleges. This could work but one would hope that it would not cut into the Ticats fan base too much.
Another thought would be to have another team in the nearly 6 million GTA.
To have a small town feel the Team could be in Pickering or Markham North drawing from Newmarket , Barrie, Aurora, Markham, Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Peterborough… Call them the Markham Raders or Durham Raiders and have the Stadium around Highway 7 and Markham Road area or maybe a few miles east .
One could argue that if the Argos are not drawing people how could another team draw? Well it’s the small town affect…Oshawa has a junior hockey team that draws 5,000 a game…if this was considered Oshawa’s team , and Markham’s team and Scarborough’s team ( Durham includes Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa si namingvit Durham would draw from those cities and placing the stadium on the Markham/ Scarborough / Pickering border would draw from all places mentioned plus Richmond Hill, Barrie, Newmarket and Peterborough.
If the Stadium is close to the 401 and 407 and 400 could cross the 407 or 401…
So Northern Toronto and 400 north cottage country and highway 115 cottage country near Peterboroug could all be about an hours drive to the stadium near 407 and Markham Road area…My guess people from these ateas find going all the way to downtown Toronto to be more of a traffic and parking nightmare. This stadium would have a huge free parking lot and not much traffic. The home games could be on Saturdays and Sundays to attract cottage people and avoid work and rush hour traffic.