Heard lots of discussion in our section about the fact we wouldn't see everyone around us until the end of summer.
In looking at the schedule, our next home game is August 20th - 6 weeks and 2 days from now. 4 straight road games with a bye.
The thinking in the past (at Ivor Wynne) was that many people in Southern Ontario vacation in July and August, and I remember reading an article in the past stating that S Ont fans prefer fall football. Thus the crowds were very small in both Hamilton and Toronto for July and August home dates.
Well, with the two new stadiums, this logic does not make sense anymore. Every game at Tim Hortons Field has sold out, and from what I've heard, all Argos game will be well attended due to a much larger season ticket base. This logic (very few summer dates) made sense when we'd have 12-13,000 fans at a summer game. Times have changed - all games now sell out...
Time to stop the usual "off" time in the summer Ticats. You have a terrific product, a terrific stadium, tailgating in and around Tim Hortons Field. You need to create continuity. A game every other week will help create heightened demand and keep the interest of fans. Why keep the team away from home all summer. No other sports league that I can think of would allow this to happen, except when forced into long stretches when a venue can't be used - ie Pan Am Games.
Ticats' management - would love to hear your comments.