How do you know this a Toronto problem and not a Calgary problem? When Hamilton opened against Calgary in week 2 a couple of years ago, the TV audience was similarly low. This year in Hamilton’s week 2 game against BC, there was an audience of 727,000, also pretty high number. So maybe the problem is in Calgary, though I’m sure there are many excuses that are valid for a Western team but invalid for an Eastern team.
On attendance, Hamilton was not even 1000 short of Calgary for their respective home openers, despite the fact that Calgary has higher income and lower unemployment than Hamilton and it has nearly double the population of Hamilton. If Hamilton can get 25,682 out for its home opener, why can’t Calgary sell out its own?