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TorontoDrew Sep 20, 2017 12:43 AM

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Originally Posted by elly63 (Post 7927236)
https://i.imgur.com/FUXKgr6.png
Present capacity 23,420


I love the stadium. One of my favorite in the MLSE. I do love BMO though about as much for different reasons.

FrankieFlowerpot Sep 20, 2017 1:37 AM

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Originally Posted by TorontoDrew (Post 7927535)
I love the stadium. One of my favorite in the MLSE. I do love BMO though about as much for different reasons.

This isn't an MLS (or MLSE) stadium

Montreal Impact play at Stade Saputo

elly63 Sep 20, 2017 2:14 AM

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Originally Posted by FrankieFlowerpot (Post 7927560)
This isn't an MLS (or MLSE) stadium. Montreal Impact play at Stade Saputo

Had to laugh at that one.

Horus Sep 20, 2017 2:53 PM

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Originally Posted by mistercorporate (Post 7926273)
^^
The Wolfpack story has been a revelation, I have got to check out some games next season. Are their games even viewable online or on TV?

Wolfpack games were broadcast on GameTV this season. I have no idea if that arrangement will continue next season.

TorontoDrew Sep 20, 2017 3:01 PM

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Originally Posted by elly63 (Post 7927597)
Had to laugh at that one.


Oops, well I still stand by my comment. Just replace MLS with CFL

elly63 Sep 25, 2017 2:22 PM

Football fans everywhere will love the CFL's new mobile game 'CFL Football Frenzy'
BarDown Staff tsn.ca

Football fans, the newest game to get addicted to is here!

On Thursday, the CFL launched a mobile game called 'CFL Football Frenzy.' It's an arcade football game that is fun, fast-paced and full of scoring that allows users to play all three phases of the game, collect card packs and much, much more.

https://i.imgur.com/bPz9BqA.png

#CFLFrenzy is here! Designed for kids, fun for everyone! . . . Download and play the new #CFL mobile game at the link in our bio! iOS version available now, Android coming soon!

Fans can play as their favourite team and customize their players in a variety of fun and unique ways.

Furthermore, fans can play as the stars in the CFL or as themselves in the 7-on-7 style gameplay.

Safe to say the teams, players and fans are loving the new game which every football fan should download and play now ahead of Week 14, which kicks off tomorrow night across TSN.

TorontoDrew Sep 25, 2017 2:37 PM

I think you meant to post this advertisement over in the CFL thread.

elly63 Sep 25, 2017 2:38 PM

CFL working hard to improve viewership
Terry Jones edmontonjournal.com September 23, 2017

Three years ago in the CFL, attendance and TV numbers started to slide.

Into the game came Christina Litz to tackle the problem.

You could make a case that she’s becoming the league’s most valuable player.

The new Senior VP of Content & Marketing, Litz has brought several new initiatives into play including the successful CFL Week in Regina last March. The event will return in Winnipeg this spring and almost certainly be held in Edmonton the following year.

This season the league has added a ‘TSN-CFL Fantasy Football’ concept. A ‘PickEm’ prediction project launched last year and is up 44 per cent.

Thursday, the CFL launched ‘Football Frenzy’, a fast-paced shoot-out style arcade game available for download on mobile and tabloid devises aimed at a young (8-to-14) demographic.

And Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium, the latest initiative was launched.

It’s the first stop of a NFL-CFL flag football tournament featuring eight co-ed teams of 11-12 year-olds with the winner going to the Grey Cup in Ottawa and the winner of that proceeding to the NFL Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

Early evidence is that the league’s effort to draw new fans and especially younger fans is working.

The league has never shared this before but their latest numbers in terms of reaching new and younger fans are suddenly solid, especially in the key 18-34 age group.

Ages 18-34 35-54 55+
CFL.ca 32% 39% 28%
Twitter 63% 18% 4%
Facebook 52% 31% 13%
Pick’Em 27% 46% 24%
Fantasy 35% 45% 19%

Attendance is up one per cent despite an empty stadium in Toronto and a 0-8 start to the season in Hamilton. TSN is down slightly.

“We’ve been going full force and so far we’re real happy with the initiatives. We are showing positive momentum on what we hoped but we have to keep our foot on the gas. We can’t rest on any of this,” Litz said.

Litz basically invented CFL Week.

Expectations were minimal but it became an overnight success story, essentially becoming a sort of second Grey Cup week for fans. It was especially popular with the 50 star CFL players flown in to Regina to basically be Brier Patch-accessible with the fans and interact with unprecedented accessibility with the media in this recent era of Football Ops taking over control of several teams in the league including, until this year, the Eskimos.

The event connected the CFL combine, TSN video shoot, Canadian Football Hall of Fame induction announcement with a Fan Fest involving other interaction components for young fans and a beer hall in the centre of it all.

“What we’re excited about is that the success of last year’s Mark’s CFL Week left us in a position to grow the event this year. We’ll certainly keep a lot of the base elements intact — the media access, the fan access to the players and all of those components that went over so well,” said Litz. “We’re going to tighten up the schedule to allow us to do the TSN shoot at the same time as the ‘Fan Fest’.”

‘Fantasy Football’ has been a hit. Sixty per cent of those playing TSN-CFL Fantasy are under the age of 44.

“The most exciting thing is we went from zero players to over 20,000 actively playing and from zero to millions and millions of impressions of media and fans talking about CFL Fantasy. It’s just something that as a modern sports league I think you now have to have,” said Litz.

There’s also the ‘Pick ‘Em’ game, a simple contest where participants select which team will win each game for a chance to claim weekly prizes.

“Now we have over 40,000 playing that one. That’s a great way for the casual fan who doesn’t know all the players to get involved playing,” said Litz.

Thursday the league launched ‘CFL Football Frenzy’

“It’s a mobile video game that you could play on your iPad or iPhone that is available free on the App Store with Android coming shortly. This is new ground for the CFL as we follow through on our strategy to reach younger audiences,” said Litz. “The game was built with age 8 to 14 in mind. Except we’re now phrasing it ‘the 8 to 14 at heart’ because there are so many people playing who are older than that. We did this with the CFLPA and so the players are involved in a cartoony fun sort of way and we discover from social media that some of our players were playing including Bo Levi Mitchell and others we discovered.

“We were delighted to wake up Friday morning and find out that we were No. 1 for kids in the apps store and No. 3 for sports games.”

In today’s world there has to be more involved in football than football to capture young fans. Christina Litz gets it.

elly63 Sep 25, 2017 2:41 PM

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Originally Posted by TorontoDrew (Post 7932481)
I think you meant to post this advertisement over in the CFL thread.

No, I didn't mean that at all and as I see from your posts how big a CFL supporter you are I'm doubly glad you appreciated it. After all, this is The Great Canadian Sports Attendance, Marketing and TV Ratings Thread. Cue my buddy :)

TorontoDrew Sep 25, 2017 2:53 PM

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Originally Posted by elly63 (Post 7932491)
No, I didn't mean that at all and as I see from your posts how big a CFL supporter you are I'm doubly glad you appreciated it. After all, this is The Great Canadian Sports Attendance, Marketing and TV Ratings Thread. Cue my buddy :)


It had zero to do with attendance.....that would be like me posting this saying it was good for attendance.

source: https://media.playstation.com
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elly63 Sep 25, 2017 3:00 PM

I see your reading and comprehension skills are still as good as your Alouettes in the MLSE stadium post. Here`s a clue for ya, see bolded

Acajack Sep 25, 2017 3:22 PM

MLB or any other US-based sports league having video games as promo items isn't news.

In the case of the CFL it is news - they've always been late to the dance on this front.

elly63 Sep 25, 2017 3:44 PM

As many CFL haterz as there are, which amazes me how people can crap on something in their own country, for no legitimate reason, that is one of the reasons why a CFL game has been delayed. It has to be more than good otherwise the haterz will jump all over it.

This foray is a good way to go about it, not only marketing to kids but putting a toe in the video game market waters before they release something on the Madden level.

elly63 Sep 25, 2017 4:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Acajack (Post 7932536)
MLB or any other US-based sports league having video games as promo items isn't news.

In the case of the CFL it is news - they've always been late to the dance on this front.

I guess this is some proof from the developers on why a "major" game has not been released.

It is concerning the delay in an Android release for CFLFF. "Right now though the initial load time is ridiculous and we'd be murdered if we tried to release it in this state. I think we're going to have to quickly re-jig how assets get loaded at startup."

JHikka Sep 25, 2017 10:27 PM

Sept 19-25, 2017
TORONTO/NEW YORK Y........SEPT 22-24..MLB...ROGERS...TORONTO.....45,499
TORONTO/KANSAS CITY.......SEPT 19-21..MLB...ROGERS...TORONTO.....34,155
SASKATCHEWAN/CALGARY....SEPT 24.......CFL...MOSAIC....REGINA.......33,350
TORONTO/MONTREAL...........SEPT 20......MLS....BMO........TORONTO.....28,898
WINNIPEG/OTTAWA..............SEPT 22......CFL.....IGF.........WINNIPEG....26,588

VANCOUVER/COLORADO........SEPT 23.....MLS....BC PLACE..VANCOUVER..22,120
BC/HAMILTON......................SEPT 22......CFL....BC PLACE...VANCOUVER..18,091
TORONTO/MONTREAL............SEPT 23......CFL....BMO..........TORONTO.....12,862
OTTAWA/LOUISVILLE............SEPT 25......USL....TD PLACE....OTTAWA......6,001

Notes:
  • Blue Jays wrap up their season at home;
  • Riders, Whitecaps sell out;
  • Argos continue Argos numbers

Blue Jays, Average Attendance per month:
April:.........37,990 (12 games)
May:..........37,253 (15 games)
June:.........41,852 (13 games)
July:..........43,678 (13 games)
August:......39,543 (16 games)
September:.37,009 (12 games)

Blue Jays, Average Attendance by season:
2013: 31,315
2014: 29,327
2015: 34,504
2016: 41,880
2017: 39,554

JHikka Oct 3, 2017 12:55 AM

Sept 26-Oct 2, 2017
EDMONTON/WINNIPEG......SEPT 30....CFL....COMMONWEALTH....EDMONTON...30,524
TORONTO/NEW YORK R.....SEPT 30....MLS....BMO......................TORONTO.....28,979
CALGARY/MONTREAL.........SEPT 29....CFL.....MCMAHON.............CALGARY......26,394
OTTAWA/SASKATCHEWAN..SEPT 29....CFL.....TD PLACE..............OTTAWA.......24,893
HAMILTON/TORONTO.........SEPT 30....CFL....TIM HORTONS........TORONTO.....24,067

MONTREAL/NEW YORK.......SEPT 27....MLS....SAPUTO.................MONTREAL...16,005
OTTAWA/CHARLESTON.......OCT 1.......USL....TD PLACE...............OTTAWA.......5,587
EDMONTON/SAN FRAN........OCT 1......NASL...CLARKE.................EDMONTON...2,231


Notes:
  • REDBLACKS & Tiger-Cats continue strong numbers;
  • An attendance tracker over on /r/MLS did some digging and was told that BMO's official capacity is somewhere around 28K, meaning that TFC would have a string of eight straight sellouts;
  • Montreal Impact low attendance of the season, and lowest since mid-2015;

mistercorporate Oct 3, 2017 2:58 AM

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Originally Posted by JHikka (Post 7940365)
[*]An attendance tracker over on /r/MLS did some digging and was told that BMO's official capacity is somewhere around 28K, meaning that TFC would have a string of eight straight sellouts;

Gareth Wheeler, the TFC announcer, stated this weekend that they've had 10 straight sellouts, so pretty close!

UrbanClimate Oct 4, 2017 8:52 PM

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Originally Posted by JHikka (Post 7940365)
Sept 26-Oct 2, 2017
EDMONTON/WINNIPEG......SEPT 30....CFL....COMMONWEALTH....EDMONTON...30,524
TORONTO/NEW YORK R.....SEPT 30....MLS....BMO......................TORONTO.....28,979
CALGARY/MONTREAL.........SEPT 29....CFL.....MCMAHON.............CALGARY......26,394
OTTAWA/SASKATCHEWAN..SEPT 29....CFL.....TD PLACE..............OTTAWA.......24,893
HAMILTON/TORONTO.........SEPT 30....CFL....TIM HORTONS........TORONTO.....24,067

MONTREAL/NEW YORK.......SEPT 27....MLS....SAPUTO.................MONTREAL...16,005
OTTAWA/CHARLESTON.......OCT 1.......USL....TD PLACE...............OTTAWA.......5,587
EDMONTON/SAN FRAN........OCT 1......NASL...CLARKE.................EDMONTON...2,231


Notes:
  • REDBLACKS & Tiger-Cats continue strong numbers;
  • An attendance tracker over on /r/MLS did some digging and was told that BMO's official capacity is somewhere around 28K, meaning that TFC would have a string of eight straight sellouts;
  • Montreal Impact low attendance of the season, and lowest since mid-2015;

Also deserving mention is last Saturday's CIS football game between Ottawa and Carleton, which drew a record crowd of 24,420 to TD Place stadium.

SkeggsEggs Oct 5, 2017 3:01 AM

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Originally Posted by UrbanClimate (Post 7942578)
Also deserving mention is last Saturday's CIS football game between Ottawa and Carleton, which drew a record crowd of 24,420 to TD Place stadium.

With the success of the Panda Game and Capital Hoops Classic, I am hoping that the new Colonel By Classic for hockey catches on as well!

GernB Oct 5, 2017 9:41 PM

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Originally Posted by SkeggsEggs (Post 7942933)
With the success of the Panda Game and Capital Hoops Classic, I am hoping that the new Colonel By Classic for hockey catches on as well!

Lots of cities where this sort of thing could and should be promoted. Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary (already has the Crowchild Classic), Winnipeg, Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, Montreal, Sherbrooke, Halifax....anywhere I've forgotten?

Unfortunately the CIAU/CIS/Usport administration is best at doing nothing; it will be up to Sport Admins in the local areas to lead.

elly63 Oct 30, 2017 7:10 PM

BOO! CFL Football Frenzy gets SPOOOOKY Update
Robbie Abrahamson cfl.ca

If you thought CFL Football Frenzy couldn’t get any better, think again!

The addictive CFL app is about to get into the Halloween spirit, literally.

Featured in this update:

New Costume sets
Suit your team up in one of two new freaky costume sets!
Halloween themed stadium and field (WATCH OUT for those Jack-o-lanterns!)

https://i.imgur.com/Jelk0cZ.jpg

JHikka Oct 31, 2017 12:35 AM

I've been pretty busy lately so I haven't had much time to update this thread with numbers. The Whitecaps had three days to sell playoff tickets and managed 21K, and then lined up a matchup against Seattle last night where they drew 27.8K. Both pretty good numbers. TFC are hosting on the 5th and are expecting a sellout of around 30K.

The Canada/US friendly at BC Place this November has surpassed the 22.5K mark, as well.

elly63 Nov 7, 2017 7:58 PM

Petric to Headline West Semi Halftime Show
Robbie Abrahamson cfl.ca

Excerpt from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers:

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are proud to announce that Sunday’s Western Semi-Final halftime show will feature a performance by award-winning Manitoba country duo PETRIC.

PETRIC will perform three songs at halftime from one of the new viewing decks, including one song off their sophomore EP, 18 Ends, set to be released later this month. Prior to kickoff, the band will perform an acoustic set in the tailgate area from the Blue & Gold Stage.

elly63 Nov 7, 2017 7:59 PM

Flutie Brothers Band headline Grey Cup Vip Tailgate Party
CFL.ca Staff

Canadian Football Hall of Fame brothers Doug and Darren Flutie are set to rock the Grey Cup VIP Tailgate Party, literally.

Excerpt from OSEG Communcations:

The 105th Grey Cup Festival organizing committee today announced that the Flutie Brothers Band, featuring Canadian Football Hall of Fame inductees Doug and Darren Flutie, will perform at the Grey Cup VIP Tailgate Party, presented by Casino Lac-Leamy, on the afternoon of November 26th.

https://i.imgur.com/vfEHCBo.jpg

“I’m looking forward to it,” said Doug Flutie, a three-time Grey Cup champion and three-time Grey Cup MVP. “Playing classic rock with my brother Darren and our friends is a blast and playing at Canada’s biggest party is going to be incredible,” said the 2008 Canadian Football Hall of Fame inductee. “I’ve heard a lot about RNation …. the crazy fans in Ottawa … and we’re going to put on the plaid and give them a great show.”

esquire Nov 7, 2017 8:55 PM

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Originally Posted by elly63 (Post 7979023)
Petric to Headline West Semi Halftime Show
Robbie Abrahamson cfl.ca

Excerpt from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers:

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are proud to announce that Sunday’s Western Semi-Final halftime show will feature a performance by award-winning Manitoba country duo PETRIC.

PETRIC will perform three songs at halftime from one of the new viewing decks, including one song off their sophomore EP, 18 Ends, set to be released later this month. Prior to kickoff, the band will perform an acoustic set in the tailgate area from the Blue & Gold Stage.

Never heard of them, but I look forward to seeing some halftime entertainment at IGF for once!

isaidso Nov 8, 2017 2:57 AM

Bought 4 tickets to the East Final at BMO Field. First football playoff game at BMO ever.

mistercorporate Nov 8, 2017 3:27 AM

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Originally Posted by isaidso (Post 7979460)
Bought 4 tickets to the East Final at BMO Field. First football playoff game at BMO ever.

:tup: :cheers:

khabibulin Nov 8, 2017 7:23 PM

[QUOTE=elly63;7979025]Flutie Brothers Band headline Grey Cup Vip Tailgate Party
CFL.ca Staff

Canadian Football Hall of Fame brothers Doug and Darren Flutie are set to rock the Grey Cup VIP Tailgate Party, literally.

Excerpt from OSEG Communcations:

The 105th Grey Cup Festival organizing committee today announced that the Flutie Brothers Band, featuring Canadian Football Hall of Fame inductees Doug and Darren Flutie, will perform at the Grey Cup VIP Tailgate Party, presented by Casino Lac-Leamy, on the afternoon of November 26th.




It's a real shame that tickets are $150 per person for this event. I only paid $150 each for 4 grey cup game tickets! I think 1 drink and some appies are included with your $150 ticket to this "tailgate party"!

elly63 Nov 8, 2017 9:05 PM

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Originally Posted by khabibulin (Post 7980115)
I think 1 drink and some appies are included with your $150 ticket to this "tailgate party"!

I'd bet if that is an OSEG event they'll treat you right.

JHikka Nov 9, 2017 10:23 PM

The Canada/US Women's friendly soccer match at BC Place this evening sold out the lower bowl, which is what Soccer Canada was more or less expecting for the match.

elly63 Nov 10, 2017 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by JHikka (Post 7981455)
The Canada/US Women's friendly soccer match at BC Place this evening sold out the lower bowl, which is what Soccer Canada was more or less expecting for the match.

Thanks for reminding me, I'll be watching. Look out for the "Next One" 16 year old Jordyn Huitema. There are two other 16 year olds and a 17 year old on the roster.

BTW, it is Canada Soccer or as it is better known by us old timers the good 'ol CSA.

JHikka Nov 10, 2017 2:16 PM

Women's International Friendly
Canada 1-1 USA
BC Place, Vancouver
28,017

isaidso Nov 10, 2017 9:39 PM

Why do they call it a 'friendly'. By extension, are the others unfriendly? :uhh:

elly63 Nov 11, 2017 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by isaidso (Post 7982547)
Why do they call it a 'friendly'. By extension, are the others unfriendly?

Canada/USA is never friendly and now that it looks like we've finally caught up to them, I'll enjoy the unfriendliness even more.

JHikka Nov 11, 2017 5:41 PM

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Originally Posted by isaidso (Post 7982547)
Why do they call it a 'friendly'. By extension, are the others unfriendly? :uhh:

The others would be competitive.

UrbanClimate Nov 14, 2017 5:10 PM

https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/13/divisi...d-three-years/

Division Semi-Finals net out as most watched in three years

"TORONTO – Yesterday’s thrilling CFL PLAYOFFS doubleheader scored massive audiences on TSN, as overnight data from Numeris confirms that the CFL’s Eastern and Western Semi-Finals broadcasts were the most-watched in three years, averaging 1 million viewers overall. This year’s semi-finals saw an increase of +7% with total viewers over 2016, and made TSN the most-watched network in Canada on Sunday.

Overall, 4.3 million Canadians watched some or all of the Eastern and Western Semi-Final games."

elly63 Nov 16, 2017 3:44 AM

Argos keeping prices reasonable as they try to draw fans to the CFL’s East final
Double Blue learned from Grey Cup experience "that there's still work to be done in this market."
Drew Edwards Hamilton Spectator Nov. 6, 2017

The Toronto Argonauts have been presented with an incredible opportunity by earning the right to host the East final at BMO Field. They can also advance to the Grey Cup.

The Argos’ struggles for relevancy in the packed Toronto entertainment market are well documented but team president Michael Copeland is hoping a home playoff date — not to mention two weeks to sell it — could be an important step in the club’s long march back to prominence.

“I think this has the opportunity to boost what we’re trying to do here more than anything else we’ve done before,” Copeland said.

Toronto will host its first post-season game since moving from the cavernous and perpetually empty Rogers Centre two seasons ago. The Argos will have just under two weeks to fill 26,000 seats for the Nov. 19 final. The team has adopted an aggressive marketing strategy that adds a large dose of traditional media to its already extensive digital footprint, including billboards, print, radio and television ads.

They are also leveraging the extensive media properties under the control of part-owner Bell Media. Running back James Wilder Jr. was on the TV show The Social on Monday morning.

“We’re not assuming that everybody has had the greatest relationship with the Argos, we’re trying to cast a way net to bring those people in,” Copeland said.

As they have been all season, the Argos have also been aggressive in their pricing, with tickets for the East final ranging from $19 to around $150. With a season-ticket base of just 4,000 or so, that means they have a lot of ground to make up, one ticket at a time.

“It’s absolutely a focus of ours that this is an affordable game and we understand who our fan base are,” Copeland said. “This is about getting people in and making sure they have a great experience and being thoughtful about pricing helps.”

They appear to have to learned a lesson from last year. The team was heavily criticized when it announced sky-high ticket prices for the Grey Cup, which was also held at BMO Field. Sales were sluggish and the team was forced to slash prices and give away scores of tickets to sponsors and partners in order to fill the stadium.

“If we’re going take anything away from Grey Cup, it’s that there’s still work to be done in this market,” Copeland said.

That’s a change as well. The move to BMO Field was touted as a magic elixir for a languishing franchise and Copeland now acknowledges the return to relevancy will be a long, slow process.

“At the very beginning it might have been frustrating not to have the results right off the bat but what it did was shed a light on the challenges and opportunities we have in the market,” Copeland said. “It’s really important for us to continue to show people what the experience is like and being in the playoffs and being in a game of this stature certainly helps.”

elly63 Nov 19, 2017 2:46 PM

Argos threatening to do the unthinkable: sell out BMO
Drew Edwards 3downnation November 17, 2017

According to Toronto Argonauts play-by-play man Mike Hogan, ticket sales for Sunday’s East Final continue to be strong. Like, really strong.

https://i.imgur.com/u8u6Lfx.png

Hoagie knows some people in Argo-land so I think that “unofficially” is as official as it gets without it being, uh, actually official.

The Argonauts said earlier this week that they’d surpassed the 20,000 mark and the team has engaged in an all-out marketing and media blitz to sell the game. Capacity at BMO Field is about 26,000 with an extra 1,000 or so seats added for the MLS playoffs (take it easy soccer peeps, the Argos still get better TV ratings than you.)

If there are truly less than 3,000 tickets left than a sellout is an actual possibility but just as importantly, the stands will look mostly full on TV – no more blurry and depressing Twitter photos from cynical media types engaging in a certain kind of Double Blue schadenfreude over empty seats.

Rider fans are taking plenty of credit for the rush on tickets this week and they’ll certainly be a sizeable, loud, and likely drunk green contingent (not that there’s anything wrong with any of that.) But maybe, just maybe, we can take this as a sign of hope that the Argonauts might just make a go of it after all.

Denscity Nov 19, 2017 8:07 PM

Great to hear

elly63 Nov 19, 2017 8:48 PM

Strange, the end zones and behind the camera (on reverse angles) look full. The side opposite the camera before the first half ended looked pretty full aside from one section at the end. After the half there seems to be more empty seats in view, odd considering the game is going down to the wire.

elly63 Nov 19, 2017 9:34 PM

Attendance 24,929

elly63 Nov 20, 2017 5:45 AM

Calgary vs Edmonton
Attendance: 30,116

Hackslack Nov 20, 2017 12:11 PM

I have a feeling the Toronto sask game had got huge tv ratings.

EpicPonyTime Nov 20, 2017 8:26 PM

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Originally Posted by elly63 (Post 7991523)
Calgary vs Edmonton
Attendance: 30,116

Is the capacity for McMahon still 37,000?

elly63 Nov 20, 2017 8:27 PM

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Originally Posted by EpicPonyTime (Post 7992272)
Is the capacity for McMahon still 37,000?

No

Hackslack Nov 20, 2017 8:54 PM

35,000.

There were definitely a lot of empty seats for the west final. It did turn out to be a cold afternoon with the cold wind.

GernB Nov 20, 2017 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Hackslack (Post 7992316)
35,000.

There were definitely a lot of empty seats for the west final. It did turn out to be a cold afternoon with the cold wind.

I can't remember the last time I saw a game where the upper level seats in the corners were sold. Not surprising given the lack of legroom and aluminum benches there.

isaidso Nov 20, 2017 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by GernB (Post 7992489)
I can't remember the last time I saw a game where the upper level seats in the corners were sold. Not surprising given the lack of legroom and aluminum benches there.

Was thinking the same thing. Those corners are always empty.

elly63 Nov 21, 2017 9:06 PM

CFL Division Final games post best TV numbers of the year
Drew Edwards 3downnation.com November 21, 2017

A pair of entertaining playoff games produced the best TV ratings of the season for the CFL on Sunday.

The East Final between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Toronto Argonauts is now the highest rated broadcast of 2017, posting an average viewership of 1.41 million on TSN. The Argos won a thriller 25-21 as Ricky Ray led a game-winning drive in the final minute after the Riders stormed back from a double-digit second-half deficit.

The West Final was just as good with the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos going down to the wire in a 32-28 Stampeders win. That game produced an average viewership of 1.34 million on TSN. It’s now the second-most watched game of the year.

Even TSN’s pre-game show did well, posting 660,000 and making it the third-most-watched sports program of the day after the two games. The CFL handily beat both the NFL and the NHL on Sunday.

elly63 Nov 21, 2017 9:20 PM

Sunday’s CFL playoff games watched by 1.4M on TSN and RDS
TSN.ca Staff November 21 2017

Sunday’s nail-biting CFL PLAYOFFS doubleheader were watched by 1.4 million Canadians on TSN and RDS, overnight data from Numeris confirms. The CFL’s Eastern and Western Finals grew 19% with total viewers on the two networks over last year, with almost 6 million Canadians watching some or all of the finals.

On TSN, the CFL’s Eastern and Western Finals saw double digit increases across all key adult demos, with growth in A18-34 (+39%), A18-49 (+27%), and A25-54 (+16%), and both finals matchups ranked in the Top 3 programs of the day on Sunday behind only the AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS on CTV.

The Eastern and Western Finals delivered strong results in the Toronto/GTA market, with viewing of both games more than doubling (+115%) compared to last year. In Calgary, audiences for both games also grew 31% vs last year, with the Eastern and Western Finals ranking as the #1 and #2 programs of the day in the Calgary market.

The Eastern Final, featuring Saskatchewan @ Toronto attracted an average audience of 1.5 million as the Argos secured a win with a last-minute touchdown drive, leading to a 25-21 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. In the Western Final, an average audience of 1.4 million viewers watched as Calgary withstood a valiant fourth-quarter rally from Edmonton to claim a 32-28 victory.

The CFL PLAYOFFS culminate with complete live coverage of the 105th GREY CUP presented by Shaw – one of 60+ iconic championships that live on TSN – live from Ottawa’s TD Place Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN and RDS.


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