If you take a look at the most popular sports teams in Winnipeg, you'd come up with the following:
- Winnipeg Jets
- Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Winnipeg Goldeyes
- Manitoba Moose
Now then, with Winnipeg potentially having the opportunity to re-acquire an NHL team in the next year or so (It's heavily rumoured Florida, Nashville, or Atlanta could go up for sale any day now), the Bombers would no longer be "#1" in Winnipeg.
Our new NHL team would have approx. 13,500 season ticket holders, many of them current Bomber fans. And although the current Bomber die-hards will go to games no matter what, the issue of Bomber support if an NHL team returned to Winnipeg is an issue worth discussing.
Personally, I only think there'd be a minor drop in attendance at Bomber games in Oct. and Nov., when the Blue & Gold are playing the same evening as our Jets are in the MTS Centre.