With the announcement recently that the Buffalo Bills will be playing regular season and pre-season games in Toronto in the next couple of years, this idea might not be that far-fetched.
It's a real longshot (of course), but I wouldn't say it would be impossible to have the Minnesota Vikings play a pre-season game in Winnipeg once every couple of years at Asper's new stadium.
The NFL preseason usually runs from August 3rd - August 30th.
I know the Detroit Lions and Seahawks have special "Canadian Day" promotions once a year for their games, because of their proximity to the Canadian border and the number of Canadians who drive down there for games.
Would the Vikings/NFL be opposed to it? Personally I don't think so. I think they'd see it as a way of expanding the NFL's/Vikings fanbase.
And please, lets not make this into a "NFL will kill the CFL in Canada" type of thread. Even if the Bills moved to Toronto I highly highly doubt it would negatively impact the CFL. A few less people will go to Argos games. Big deal.
I also don't think the Bombers organization would be opposed to it. In fact, they could capitalize on it... they could have a promotion like season ticket holders would get first dibs on tickets, and if you buy Bomber season tix before the season starts you can buy tickets before the general public. Something like that- which would only help ticket sales.
So; what do the rest of you think? Impossible? Not interested?
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