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Published on February 10, 2014 8:24 PM by dbo.
It will be a battle convincing many at the political and private citizen level what such a project will accomplish for the city and region. But the conversation will happen. Getting some money from the feds seems like it would be key. They’ve funded every other stadium in the CFL the past 60 years.
The CFL needs to bring more to the table than dangling a franchise and offering suggestions for community ownership. I’ve suggested it before, but raise money from fans across the country. They are just as vocal about a 10th team. Get $2 for 10% (conservatively) of the 2 million fans through the turnstiles each year, that’s $400,000. Over 5 years, that is $2 million. $2 that no one will miss, but a nice contribution for a community that doesn’t have an established team to commit funds.