Latest from the owner

https://montrealgazette.com/sports/football/cfl/montreal-alouettes/alouettes-in-no-danger-of-folding-new-owner-gary-stern-vows/

It is possible that it may just be pro forma (i.e., what he has to say) but I suspect it is sincere ... they were clearly ready to lose money for a couple/few years and it is possible that "no season" might even be financially advantageous

C'est écrit dans le Code civil : la bonne foi se présume.

Je ne sais trop si on doit l'appliquer Ă  certains DG. :smiling_imp:

We'll see. I hope he's right!

And now this! :frowning_face:

Malheureux, mais il faut s'y attendre.

J'espère que les gouvernements canadiens seront sensibles à la situation de la LCF et trouveront moyen de supporter la ligue. Ce n'est pas comme si ces gens étaient millionnaires comme ceux des plus grandes ligues. Supporter la LNH aurait été une hérésie, mais comme le plus gros des revenus de la LCF viennent de la vente des billets, concessions et accessoires, il serait à propos que la ligue soit soutenue.

Let's face it, there won't be a season. There won't be much of anything except wearing masks and showering with Purell for the next 6-12 months. :unamused:

I like your entousiam Johnny :slightly_smiling_face:

Apparently, the other teams and the CFL "gave" the Als close to 6 million last year:

Bien, si la ligue s'était portée "acheteur" de l'équipe, c'est normal que les clubs de la ligue aient eu à mettre la main dans leur poche. C'est arrivé dans les années 2000 avec Toronto.

The other teams each provided the CFL approximately $657,000 to cover the Als in 2019.

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https://montrealgazette.com/sports/football/cfl/montreal-alouettes/zurkowsky-sad-day-for-cfl-but-als-co-owner-gary-stern-has-eyes-2021/wcm/af0a9a73-c1bd-499e-ba57-7388a563cba1/

Great interview here with Al's owner

Gary Stern: "We're 100% going into Plan A with fans in the stands in 2021, let's go. Plan B says we're absolutely playing football next year. If it needs to be a hub, we have all this time to put it in place."

"I'm being told we can (make money without fans in the stands), therefore I'm saying we can."

"Revenue can come from sponsorship, can come from TV, can come from many diff. sources so expenses are in line w/ the revenue. That yes we're going to lose some $ but every team can know it & be prepared.."

Kind of odd thing to say.."I am being told we can make money without fans in the stands therefore I'm saying we can." Kind of removes him from the equation.

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A new interview with Gary Stern:

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