McCain offers views on Atlantic CFL franchise
GREG AGNEW/TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
Published Wednesday September 28th, 2011http://www.canadaeast.com/sports/article/1443614
Scott McCain doesn't pretend to have all the answers when it comes to
the viability of an Atlantic franchise in the CFL, but he has some interesting views.
"I think everybody has to start putting the spin on it being an Atlantic Canada team," said McCain,
who's the president and chief operating officer of the Agribusiness Group at Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
That is what the Saskatchewan Roughriders, formerly known as the Regina Roughriders, did so successfully.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are thriving on the business side.
That's because they receive fan support and corporate sponsorship
from across the province, not just Regina where the team is based.
Moncton's stadium has the potential to be expanded to approximately 28,000 seats
and a CFL franchise can operate viably with a 25,000 attendance average.
This is the only place in Atlantic Canada that has a stadium
which can be upgraded to meet league standards.
and Moncton is more centrally located than other cities within the Maritimes.