lol, go ahead Rosie will go for it.
a new stadium would be enough to entice ownership, hopefully to entice Corporate partners.
there are always a load of x-factors.
like fan support, Team quality.
But Ottawa has shown one thing, they can fill luxury boxes.
there are what? 150 boxes at Scotiabank place and under 10 at frank clair stadium?
I don't expect a CFL team to fill as many boxes as a NHL team nor do I expect them to be filled for the same cost.
But going by how much other CFL boxes go for(BC cheapest Box is 14K for a full year(Just Lions), TO it's 15K for a full year(just Argos))(both are 16-20 seat suites)
for the sense the cheapest Suites are about 1.4K(12 seats)
So I'd think, I could be wayy way off. but I'd think 40-50 Boxes of say 20 Seats could sell in Ottawa for Atleast 12-14K for a full year.(also add in a few party suites)
That's alot of high end seating and yearly revenue.
Waiving a new stadium that can be leased to the team for atleast full use between May and November(not just rented for the 10 games) for say 500K a year (includes for control of concessions/stadium naming rights)
that is what? atleast a 1M$ difference in yearly revenues + 750-800K from TSN deal = 1.75M difference?
Providing the fans are there and community support is there a team should be able to atleast survive.
The Glieberman losses were huge, but selling 6K season ticket packages at 99$ was a good start to the failure, also being last in the league(atleast compared to 2006 Season ticket numbers) doesn't help either.
in a new stadium hopefully there would be 15K season ticket holders paying 200-400$
and the team would HOPEFULLY average 25K+ fans per game
ALOT of hopefullies, but everyone(from Ottawa) says they have great fans, so the fans should show up to a beautiful new stadium, with a competitive team(say 6-12 first year).
If a new Ottawa team joined with QBC(providing they get a team)
the league should be very competitive.(with an expansion draft system that allows team to get starters)
But that is a whole different issue.