When I wrote my first thread on expanding to northern US cities that border Canada in hopes to make the CFL a larger stronger league, most of you jumped all over me.
You guys said " We need to expand into other Canadian cites like Ottawa, Halifax, and Quebec…"
I have always been pro Canada and would love to see teams in those Canadian cities before anywhere else but, we have to come to grips with reality.
And that is Milwaukee, Portland, and Rochester are Northern cities that can actually support a CFL team.
They have the fans, the stadiums, and a knowledge about Canada.
Halifax pulled their bid out of the games and once again no stadium is going to be built their. Halifax even had my hopes up until that.
Ottawa seems like the only place left to put a team but the Palmer group wont be able to keep it together.
And Quebec has a long road ahead of them.
Here is a example of a high school stadium in Portland[url=http://www.northeastturf.com/images/installs/portland_HS.jpg]http://www.northeastturf.com/images/ins ... and_HS.jpg[/url]
If you look at it, there is room for a CFL feild without touching the track.
Plus more room for seating.
Here is a football layout for PGE park in Portland where the CFL already helt a exhibition game with 17 000 fans
Reser Stadium in Oregon has room for a CFL feild.[url=http://www.worldstadiums.com/stadium_pictures/north_america/united_states/oregon/corvallis_reser.shtml]http://www.worldstadiums.com/stadium_pi ... eser.shtml[/url]
Paetec Park in Rochesterhttp://www.rhinossoccer.com/uimages/pp2.jpg
And of course Milwaukee has my favourite list of stadiums in my profile link. Plus a new MLS stadium on the way.
Bottom line is ( except for maybe Ottawa ) that there will NOT be any expansion into Canda any time soon.
I say lets target the Northern Border cities in the US.
Lets even through Detroit into the mix.