Idea to Increasing Next Years Season Ticket Base

[b]I thought of a idea to increase the Season Ticket Base for the Ticats and the Argos in 2010 - I am going to send the suggestion to the TC's. Love to know what people think - good, bad or indifferent.

As some of you know, the World Juniors (Hockey) are coming to Buffalo in 2010 - 2011.

The Tiger Cats should sponsor an OUTDOOR (Exhibition) Game, between the Team Canada and Team Russians, at Ivor Wynn in December 2010 - before the World Juniors starts.

Here is how it would work...

The tickets would go for the cost of the Ticat ticket - average $45 each. 30,000 seats x $45 = $1,350,000. The game could also be sold to TSN. Sponsors would be lined up to be a part of this! The profits (after deducting the cost of putting the game on) would be shared between Hockey Canada, Team Russia and the Ticats.

Ticat Season Ticket holders would get first dibs on their seats.

I believe a lot of people would buy season tickets if they knew the could see an OutDoor game, at Ivor Wynn, featuring Team Canada's World Juniors. Heck, Scalpers would have field day!

I know a lot of people question the ability to make ice at that time of year - and the costs. However, there are artificial rinks, with fake ice, that work better then the real thing - many cities have bought them.

Just imagine, cheering the World Junior Team, at the most fan friendly stadium in the CFL. It would be awesome!!!

The Argos could do the same against the Americans at Exhibition Stadium!

Anyway, what does everyone think?[/b]

Fake ice, eh?

The problem with outdoor games is that they're reduced to shinny. I don't believe the boards were meant to withstand any sort of hits. The allure of junior hockey is watching fundamental game play. There weren't 20000 people out to see the legends outdoor hockey game at Ivor Wynne and that was for charity. Anything similar to this seems more suited towards hockey organizations like the Bulldogs and the OHL.

Ricoh Coliseum is owned by MLSE. (Leafs, TFC)