why does the cfl hate tailgating?

Tailgating in the NFL is not legal the Police just turn a blind eye to the drinking. Ive been to a Bills tailgating and seen people get arrested because of there behaviour. If your smart about it, its not a problem.
We tailgate at Scott Park and its a blast !! Its what you make it. "FUN" We have never been bothered by the Police.
I think the perception is that you get drunk and cause problems like the NFL tailgating.
The Argonauts have two tailgating areas, one is corporate, Nissan Tailgate area on Bremner Blvd. across from gate 9, and the traditional tailgating at Bremner Blvd. and York St.

Remember, It's what you make it.

CHEERS !!

THIS IS OUR LEAGUE

Hahahahaha(@ the bold print)... and I say to that, ask your kids what they think about this statement in its context. My first question is who drives home? Oh Oh I'm sure you obey the formula of 1 drink per hour. That attitude makes me wanna throw up buddy. This type of thinking is a product of the 'Schenley years'. Lets learn from our mistakes people. Leave tailgating to college fans.

Clearly you don't have kids. IF you did, you'd know that the older one keeps a hand on the wheel, while the younger one watches for cops.

And if you ever get stopped, both start crying like crazy that they want to go home.

LOL.......Nice

obviouisly the only people who would drink at a football game are those who would attend a tail gate. and i love getting a personal attack for the simple fact i admit i drink a beer or so in fron tof my kids. im sure im the only parent in the cfl fan world who does do that though. its hard to be evil. but i work at it. it seems most teams have an "unofficial" tailgate party by there fans anyways. seems there should be a way for the teams to cash in on it.

Bottom line is the kids see the game, and they can always refresh dad's memory afterwards too.

An unofficial tailgater would be great. I don't bother to drink at games, it seems one beer equals 3 trips for the bladder, but if some local or unique foods to that stadium were served i'd be there .

Sadly nothing traditional is offered at Mosaic.. Not even Bannock or Pemmican.....

Although I swear I had a smokie last summer that was probably on the grill since Sitting Bull was running things.

You bring up a good point - with all of the efforts to modernize the fan experience at Mosaic, why has there been so litle done with food services? I mean, I don't need sushi hand-delivered to my seat, but would it kill anyone to actually have something edible? It would be incredibly nice to come early and eat at the stadium, but they really give you no decent options.

Watch for Calgary to once again host a tailgate party at the Grey Cup game, sort of, "if you can't lick em". The east parking lot at McMahon will be fenced off and they will sell food and drinks. Might as well capitalize on the concept.

Well that's a step in the right direction at least. Kudos to Calgary if that happens.

That's not a bad way to go - I've seen that in a few places... Detroit and Toronto (albeit overpriced)

Silly boys. That's why cups in Regina rock and cups in your cities pale in comparison. In Regina, after a week of non-stop prairie hospitality, it's finally all about the game on Sunday. Dont comment if you haven't experienced it, and if you have I know you'll agree.

and all week long in regina no one has a single drink on front of a minor... cause there not evil like us albertans. but could show us how to properly party when it comes to football.

I take it then that you have attended Grey Cup festivals in all the other cities.

You must be an Als fan. Fans of other teams in the league aren't that "Nancy Boy".

the edmonton oilers had a tailgate tonight. the management there must be reading our forums.

That's where their players were.

Q. What do the Oilers and Eskimos have in common

A. Neither of them can play hockey

Most provinces restrict the consumption of booze to either private places or licenced facilities. Parking lots do not fall under these rules, thus it is not legal to drink there. As an example, look at sections 106 & 107 of the Alchol and Gaming Act of Saskatchewan. In fact in most provinces it is actually illegal to transport booze if it is not going from a licenced establishment or private residence to another LE or PR.

Yeah I grew up in Canada, lived there for 35 years, went to University there, have spent significant time in every CFL province except Saskatchewan and Manitoba, so I'm mostly aware of the laws. And most of those liquor laws are archaic, patriarchal bunk. That's why so many of them have been changed over the last four decades.

Look, only 40-50 years ago in Alberta (Ontario too probably), women couldn't go to a tavern without a male escort, and weren't aloud at all in the men-only side. You couldn't get a drink after midnight. There was no drinking on Sundays. At all. Forget about a drink at a sports event. Yet, today, you are legally aloud to drink if you are over 18 or 19. Bars are open 'til much later, and you can drink at most sporting events, even on Sunday. Why? Because people demanded responsible laws that recognize that PEOPLE, not governments, are responsible for their behaviour.

The last vestiges of these outdated, quasi-religious, intolerant, and immoral laws that seek to prevent responsible public socialization if alcohol is involved have yet to be changed, but they WILL be changed eventually. Just as many other anachronistic laws have eventually been changed. All it takes is politicians with courage and the will to do the right thing and serve the greater good, instead of pandering to the small but vocal minorities who seek to control and limit social interaction because they arrogantly believe that their way is in the only way.

My personal feeling is that public alcohol consumption, such as at tailgate parties as long as it's on stadium grounds or in a parking lot, should be a county or civic matter, and should not be limited by a province-wide one-law-fits-all statute.

Not all places in the States are as liberal as you might think, by the way. For one thing, the drinking age is 21 everywhere now, and in some places (like Utah) the laws are very much like they are in some provinces (or even more conservative).

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Look, only 40-50 years ago in Alberta (Ontario too probably), women couldn't go to a tavern without a male escort, and weren't aloud at all in the men-only side. You couldn't get a drink after midnight. There was no drinking on Sundays. At all. Forget about a drink at a sports event. Yet, today, you are legally aloud to drink if you are over 18 or 19. Bars are open 'til much later, and you can drink at most sporting events, even on Sunday. Why? Because people demanded responsible laws that recognize that PEOPLE, not governments, are responsible for their behaviour.

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Actually, that is not quite true. Bars in Alberta were separated in 2 sides, gentlemen and ladies & escorts. It is true that ladies weren't allowed in the gentlemens side but ladies were allowed in the ladies & escorts side, with or without an escort. It is the escort that required a lady to enter that side. In other words the only way men were allowed on that side is if they were escorting a lady. Ladies could enter without an escort. Nonetheless it was an antiquated system although some would say a better system.

I remember them, but the laws were changed before I turned 18. So thanks for the correction.