Published on April 2, 2011 9:05 PM by dbo.
There are two hot topics right now that people want to know. First, when will 2011 Touchdown Atlantic tickets go on sale? Second, when will the 2011 CFL American television schedule be released?
Compared to last year when tickets went on sale for Touchdown Atlantic in late March and sold out in 32 hours, there has been little said as to when the 2011 edition will be available to the public. This puzzles some, wondering what the delay is for. I can speculate on a number of possible reasons the release of tickets has been delayed this year.
I expect the sale date to be announced shortly and it to occur in April. Whenever it occurs, tickets will again be in high demand. To be notified of the ticket sale date, sign up for email notification or watch CFLdb for notice of the announcement.
Released in the last hour before the season kick-off last year with a new agreement with the NFL Network, the CFL indicates on their broadcast page that the American television schedule will be released in June. While there is the possibility the NFL labour stoppage will create some interest in more content, it is not known when the work stoppage may end. I suspect the NFL Network will work a deal to televise a schedule much like last year with the option to pick up additional games. They may be waiting as long as they can before striking a formal deal to have a better idea what is happening with the NFL lockout.
Of course, it is also possible the CFL will strike a deal with different or multiple partners for the 2011 season.