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Published on August 28, 2011 10:40 PM by dbo.
There are questions of the new Winnipeg stadium is big enough in the wake of the the team’s upswing, four consecutive sellouts and the stadium taking shape. While it common for people to think you need to build for the peaks (everyone wants to have a seat), it is better to restrict the size. Creating ticket scarcity, even during the worst of times, discourages fair weathered fans. Something CFL teams didn’t see in the 1970’s and 1980’s when larger stadiums created no shortage of tickets, allowing fans to decide late whether they will go to the game, when weather and the team record become a factor. The Bombers got it right and Winnipeg better keep the demand up for tickets at 7-1 or 1-7.