I know some of you are anti-dome when it comes to the issue of the new Bomber stadium. I also know 1 of the biggest reasons given is because that, apparently, the other 2 teams with domed stadiums (B.C. and Toronto) have a less-than-stellar atmosphere for CFL football.
The reason for this is because B.C. Place and Rogers Centre weren’t specifically designed for CFL football- whereas Winnipeg’s WOULD.
There are thousands of empty seats at B.C. Place and Rogers Centre for CFL games. This isn’t a knock against the CFL fans of those cities, but rather the venues. They’re too big for CFL football. Many seats are empty and/or sections are “draped off” or “curtained off”… but that would never be the case with our venue.
Winnipeg’s domed stadium would be 100% designed for CFL football. Designed to have EVERY seat filled for each and every Bomber game. Thus, the atmosphere for games, I feel, would be greatly superior to the atmosphere in B.C. Place and Rogers Centre.
Minnesota has a domed stadium for NFL football, but there aren’t any empty seats at games; although it isn’t the best venue in the NFL, it was constructed with NFL football in mind. And from what I’ve heard from people who have attended Viking games, the atmosphere in the 'Dome on gameday is incredible.
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