I have 9 of them ?
Sign an elite DE pass rusher.
They teased me when they traded for Charleston Hughes and then traded him away the same day.
Sign SpeedyB, Simoni, Dean, and Breaux ( If he doesn’t get NFL interest) for sure must signings.
Bring back the Cheerleaders and a new Pigskin Pete.
Bring back fan day at Mac before the season . Would love to see the Black and Gold game but they don’t allow contact as per CFL rules so a touch game might be too lame.
Organize Bus trips to and from Eastern Division rivals.
Have student discount on tickets and party buses at Mac, Mohawk, and Brock.
Bring in some good bands starting 2 hours before the game to attract more fans and create a party / tailgate atmosphere.
Canadian bands like The Guess Who, Rush ( should be able to convince Geddy and Alex to come over from TO fir a gig ), Our Lady Peace, 54-40, Spirit of the West, Tom Cochrane, April Wine, Trooper, The Spoons, Avril Lavigne, Kim Mitchell, Morisette , Blue Rodeo , Triumph, Lee Aaron, The Headstones. Would sell alot of Beer and Food and make a ticket to a game a hot ticket.
They could sell seperate tickets at say $10 and a minimum of one drink ticket or a ticats store gift certificate to get in two hours early to see the concert. People with only game tickets only get in an hour before the game.
I think most of these bands would bring in at least 10,000 fans to come early to see these quality bands. Maybe I am aiming too high with some of the bands and there could be some younger bands and country bands. Also have more concerts at Tim Horton’s field where a previous Ticat’s game ticket stub gives you a discount.
8 Make more noise and bring more noise makers. Sell more noise makers in the stadium and at the ticats store.
Tim Horton’s field has to become louder and more intimidating like Ivor Wynne used to be. It should be a hostile crowd to the opponent. The concerts and earlier booze sales and student party buses should all aid in a louder and more rowdy atmosphere. I am from Hamilton and live in Toronto now. The ticat games are now the same as going to an argo game with a lot less noise, and rowdy environment and too many fans sitting on their hands or act like they are watching live theatre or going out to eat at Milestones.
The games at Ivor Wynne used to be like going to a tough packed country bar . The labor day game used to be like a big Octoberfest where there were countlesss fights in the stands with plenty of cops and ejections. We also had fights and srubs on the field .
I don’t condone fighting but those games sure had alot of tough looking drunk guys so Argo fans or other teams fsns must have had some fear. Now we don’t have nearly as many drunk steel workers at the ganes like at Ivor Wynne.
Yet I still think we have to be more passionate and louder than white collar conservative Torontonians.
9 Raise the bar to expect better than a .500 team and sellouts and more noise and passion and more effort on the gameday experience with bands and half time shows .