There is always a lot of hand-wringing over new stadiums for cities that don’t have CFL teams. Why not build a stadium like Empire Field in Vancouver. It “only” cost $15 million to build and holds 25,000+. I was there last Friday and it’s an excellent facility, the crowd was great and their was a buzz in thge air. Maybe the government could loan or grant $50 million to the CFL for three of these stadiums to help build Canada’s game in the name of culture. Of course you would have to find owners etc., but between the TV money, tickets, merchandise, beer sales,etc. there is money to be made especially with a salary cap. Some established owners might gripe, but with more teams there would be more interest and more prosperity for the league. If the teams did well they could then upgrade on their own as they build success in their communities. You could easily build a 12-team league.
Here’s how the league might look: