Recap of Randy Ambrosie Interview with The Waggle
Full Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L1xXmeXstA
- Ambrosie says he would grade the 2024 CFL Season an A on the field and an A off the field.
- TV Ratings went up significantly (34% increase)
- General attendance success has gone up across almost every category they track
- He believes now we have to do something with this momentum
- Off the field, they want to focus on execution. Don’t change what we’re doing but take the foundation we’ve created and execute execute execute
- A specific aspect of the 2025 season that excites him is the CFL Combine being held in Winnipeg
- He is looking forward to the GC rematch in Week 1 and going to Victoria for Touchdown Pacific
- Further, he mentioned that Going to BC Place for the Grey Cup this year is going to be a special event
- Expansion is a priority for him. He embraces it and believes there is an opportunity for expansion
- Not giving up on Atlantic Canada but needs to be realistic. He thinks the region needs to find a way to pull the CFL in if it’s in the cards.
- They are building a plan to have conversations regarding expansion into Quebec City. Great football culture in QC.
- Going to measure twice and cut once approach with expansion into QC.
- Conversations are happening to other markets (2 unsolicited conversations from Canadian Cities who want a “Touchdown” Game to be played there.
- On Rule Changes, He thinks the 1-yard punt is a core part of what the CFL is. The fans have a strong and important voice in our game and will continue to have a voice moving forward.
- It’s going to come up in the Rules Committee this year, no doubt. The discussions on rules are the fun part of the offseason.
- Going to look at the game. Wants to make some changes around the fringes heavily influenced by player safety.
- Closes with “What we’ve got is special. I am excited about taking the league to the next level”
Just wanted to provide a summary of the video for those who don’t want to watch themselves. I think I got most of the big points. Feel free to share your thoughts and add anything I missed!