how is it that the Argos and the Lions aren't blowing away the rest of the league in their season attendance?
here are the season attendance figures by team, metro city size and Season attendance figues are a % of the cities total pop
League attendances(reg season):(2006 Metro pop numbers)
BC - 32.4K (2.1M metro pop) (rich city)
EDM - 36.8K (1.03M metro pop) (rich city)
CGY - 31.2K (1.08M metro pop) (rich city)
SSK - 28K (195K metro pop)(Pop of the prov is ~995K)
WPG - 27.7K (695K metro pop)
HAM - 23.2K (693K metro pop)
TO - 30.9K (5.1M metro pop) (rich city)
MTL - 22.9K(Stadium capacity 20.5K for 1 more year) (3.6M metro pop)
Attendance(season) as a portion of the cities metro population:
6.BC - ~15.5%
3.EDM - ~35.7%
5.CGY - ~28.9%
1.SSK - ~143.6%(more people then are in the city over the course of a season)
3.WPG - ~40%
4.HAM - ~33.5%
8.TO - ~6%
**7.MTL - ~6.6%
This is really sad, and this is just metro pops, this isn't even including the fact basicly every city except WPG and SSK have other decent sized cities within 100KM, Neither WPG nor Regina have a city over 200 KM with over 50K in pop(SSK is over 200KM from Regina same with Brandon from WPG, although it's under/at 50K)
I mean come on, atleast draw 10% of your cities population over the course of the season, for TO that would still mean atleast 510K(51K per game) going by their 2006 metro pop.
come on, your ticket prices aren't even the highest in the league, MTL has the highest ticket prices.
Ticket prices across the leagues are pretty competitive(aside from MTL) WPG might have the second highest. it looks to be between WPG and EDM for highest tickets costs after MTL. although it's basicly all Teams tied after MTL, so ticket costs cannot be an excuse, especially since larger cities(BC, TO) have a larger amount of high income residents who can afford to spend 500, 600$ a year on tickets(per person).
COME ON BC/TO!!