I agree that it's good for the Cats to reach out but I don't really know how much extra support this will attract from London.
I have found that in Ontario, that if you don't live in the immediate city, you don't really understand the hype around the CFL.
I used to work in Brantford and nobody I knew from there liked the CFL or attended Cat games because they just didn't grow up with it.
They didn't see the buildup in the paper during the week or understand the feeling on game day. That coupled with so many blackouts and non-televised games in the 90s, they are more into the NFL because all of the Bills games were on in their area.
I like the fact that the Cats are trying to reach out to communities outside of Hamilton. You are now marketing the Cats to 1.5 million people plus if you include Niagara region, Burlington, Guelph, Tricities and all the way to London.
Out of those people we get 20,000 per game. To me it's kinda disappointing but then again we have been terrible for the last 5 years.
I hope that within the next 3 years that the Cats remain good and we become a hot ticket that more communities, besides Hamilton, gets that feeling of excitement.