Just was looking at the ticketmaster sight and its almost down to single tickets only for the lower bowl. Watching the Lions tickets sales from weeks previous even the 30,000+ Ti-CATS game wasn't near this much two weeks before. Like not even close at all.
Chance for 40,000 or more for this big game, even more so with a win over Winnipeg?
Either way looking like at least 35,000 for that game which would be pretty solid but maybe we top Saskatchewans 39,000+?
Just checked it again two days later. One of the upper bowl sections are down to nearly single seats but not quite single seats.
The rest is all about halfway through most sections or around so for the upper bowl. I think when the regular ticket crowd starts buying tickets the upper bowl should be down to single seats on the one side as well.
I also see that they've opened up a few more sections than what they normally have open for any of the earlier games this season.
Great posts, guys. It's an embarrassment that we can't put more bums in the seats for CFL, especially in cities the size of Toronto and Vancouver. In contrast, Saskatchewan fans really showed up recently, averaging over 40,000 in Mosaic for their last four home games. In BC the Lions are still paying the price for not marketing to kids and teenagers for a generation, from the late eighties until the early 2000s.C'mon people, get your butts out to BE Place and enjoy the Saskatchewan game on October 4th! Be the 13th man and make a difference for your team.
This game is extra big, because BC can win the season series against the Riders with a win. That could help secure a home playoff game, which would mean a lot of extra $$$ going to the organization. But first we need to avoid a letdown, take care of business and defeat a Bomber team with a terrific defense.
That was my problem last season, I worked Fridays at that time and its tough to go. Unfortunately I understand they have to cater to the Friday night Football crowd and most people are available Friday nights, but not any of us working at all the open stores you see on your way to the game.
That could be something worth looking into. In the past not many people worked nights like they did in the 70's like they do now when everyone demands things be open late and stuff like that. something to think about
I am going to miss probably the biggest loudest crowed at a lions game regular season in about 5-6 years I will be working in Boston of all places, but I am off work at 10 pm eastern so will try to watch online or listen.
Fantastic! This is one game I'm ssssso looking forward to, especially after seeing MTL just beat SSK. It there was ever a time to do a number on SSK it will be in B.C. Place on October 04. I hope they reach 45,000+
Good news! The Lions have now seen enough demand to open up even more sections. Around 4-6 new sections are now open in the upper bowl covering half of the endzone now. These sections were not available this afternoon when I last checked.
I think the seating capacity in the lower bowl should be around 24-26k.
I really hope they crack 40,000, but I don't think they will. There was a few times in years past where they hit 38k, but just can't seem to hit the magic 40. Regardless, it should be a doozy and I'm excited to lose my voice.
I'll tell you right now! If the Lions don't draw 40,000+ fans for a game as important as this one coming up and a game that will be incredibly hard fought down to the wire something is seriously wrong. Anyone who has been following the Lions knows what is on the line and what the ramifications are. SSK is out to pound the Lions into oblivion. They were beaten by our second string QB and in a way that sent chills down everyone's spine. The Roughriders were 31 seconds away from victory. They were not robbed. They were out played.
A victory for the Lions and it means 5 straight losses for the Riders. A victory for the Lions and Lions share top spot in the West or they have a solid position in second spot. A win for the Lions and it will be DeMarco's 3rd straight win as back up QB. This guy is looking better and better each time he comes out on the field. A win for the Lions and they take the series. This will be very significant when it comes down to who will be hosting a playoff game.
You're right about that. My dad was a season tickets holder early on and I think he said it used to be like 7,000 then it went down to like 3,000, which I find still happens but 1,000 walkup seems to be the norm now more so.
I also noticed another section in the upper bowl is now nearly soldout. Definitely some more tickets selling today. I would bet that we are pretty much at 37,000 now for sure.