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Old Posted Jul 23, 2014, 8:56 PM
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I reluctantly agree this looks really good; though I still think it makes much better business sense to wait a few years and gauge demand before actually implementing it.
I agree. It is clear that TD Place was designed with endzone seating in mind... the way it looks reminds me of Commonwealth Stadium before the endzone seating areas were built out. You can see the patches of green grass in the lower bowl corners:

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Old Posted Jul 23, 2014, 9:52 PM
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Wow thats a great pic. Look how puny and lame Clarke looks next to Commonwealth! (hmm actually kinda reminds me of McMahon, lol)
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looks good but why yellow lines? i would have preferred the standard white lines.
When used for football, white lines will be painted on. The yellow soccer lines are permanent.
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i know this was a few pages ago but the comment about high school kids not liking the CFL must be an east thing. I usually travel to the peg in the fall to get a bombers game in and the crowd is very mixed with old and young. However i go to commonwealth quite regularly and the crowd is definitely younger same with riders games a very young crowd. As i mentioned I was in Vancouver the last few days and i was able to get the lions experience. And that was the youngest crowd i have ever seen in my CFL days. I have to give it up to the city of Vancouver. BC place looks brand new even my GF (who knows nothing about the CFL nor bc place) said "This is way nicer than Edmonton's stadium is it brand new?" The size of the steel roof supports they installed caught me off guard The building is HUGE! But out of every crowd ive ever seen I have to say the lions fans are by far the most dismal. It was a snore fest for such a winning home game. I was decked out in bomber gear one guy said "Go back to Calgary you goof" lol. I met a ton of great fans though Vancouver is a beautiful city.
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i know this was a few pages ago but the comment about high school kids not liking the CFL must be an east thing. I usually travel to the peg in the fall to get a bombers game in and the crowd is very mixed with old and young. However i go to commonwealth quite regularly and the crowd is definitely younger same with riders games a very young crowd. As i mentioned I was in Vancouver the last few days and i was able to get the lions experience. And that was the youngest crowd i have ever seen in my CFL days. I have to give it up to the city of Vancouver. BC place looks brand new even my GF (who knows nothing about the CFL nor bc place) said "This is way nicer than Edmonton's stadium is it brand new?" The size of the steel roof supports they installed caught me off guard The building is HUGE! But out of every crowd ive ever seen I have to say the lions fans are by far the most dismal. It was a snore fest for such a winning home game. I was decked out in bomber gear one guy said "Go back to Calgary you goof" lol. I met a ton of great fans though Vancouver is a beautiful city.
I think it must be a big city thing, because I just graduated from high school a year ago and I always get made fun of (I can't find a way to say that without sounding like I'm 8) for liking the CFL. It's not like I'm an outcast for it or anything, but it's definitely something that perplexes people I run into.
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Interesting how in Ottawa there does not appear to be proper parking for the production trucks. I thought that would have been built in.
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i know this was a few pages ago but the comment about high school kids not liking the CFL must be an east thing. I usually travel to the peg in the fall to get a bombers game in and the crowd is very mixed with old and young. However i go to commonwealth quite regularly and the crowd is definitely younger same with riders games a very young crowd. As i mentioned I was in Vancouver the last few days and i was able to get the lions experience. And that was the youngest crowd i have ever seen in my CFL days. I have to give it up to the city of Vancouver. BC place looks brand new even my GF (who knows nothing about the CFL nor bc place) said "This is way nicer than Edmonton's stadium is it brand new?" The size of the steel roof supports they installed caught me off guard The building is HUGE! But out of every crowd ive ever seen I have to say the lions fans are by far the most dismal. It was a snore fest for such a winning home game. I was decked out in bomber gear one guy said "Go back to Calgary you goof" lol. I met a ton of great fans though Vancouver is a beautiful city.
Well, actually, the City had/has virtually nothing to do with BC Place. It's owned by the Province, and run by a crown corp called PavCo (aka BC Pavilion Corporation).
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I'm not sure if this was mentioned before. Interesting partnership here:

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Argos, Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment partner on new practice facility

By: The Canadian Press

TORONTO - The Toronto Argonauts and Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment are partnering on a new practice facility for the CFL team.

The Argos made the announcement in a statement Thursday.

The facility will be located at Downsview Park in Toronto, next to Toronto FC's training ground.

It is expected to be ready sometime next month.

The Argos have been practising this year at York University and will continue to do so until the new facility is complete.

The CFL club had practised at the campus of the University of Toronto's Mississauga campus for 18 years before moving to York.
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/spo...268471062.html
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The slow dance to get the Argos into BMO Field goes on....
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Interesting how in Ottawa there does not appear to be proper parking for the production trucks. I thought that would have been built in.
That surprised me too. They reconfigured that whole loading entrance. The tunnel to under the Civic Centre used to run East out of the building. TV production could/would park some vehicles inside the building and have the rest parked up the ramp. Now the ramp down to the tunnel is 90-degrees to the entrance as seen from the way the refrigerated trailer is parked.

Given that the cameras and broadcast personnel are mostly located on the South side, perhaps the trailer parking we saw last week is a temporary solution until the landscaping and such is completed on the south side.

I read somewhere on SSP that TSN was consulted during the design phase of TD Place, so either way, I'm sure it's not an issue.
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The slow dance to get the Argos into BMO Field goes on....
I wonder what kind of facility this will be that it's being announced today and will be ready next month?!
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The Argonauts’ new practice home will be adjacent to the TFC KIA Training Ground & Academy and near the Downsview Park football field. Facilities will include the team’s locker rooms, therapy rooms and team meeting rooms. The Argonauts will license the Downsview CFL regulation turf football field already in place on the site. Offices for coaches will be housed within the current TFC facility. A new parking lot will also be installed for members of the media and fans who attend practices.
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^ So it's not really a "new" practice facility, they're just using TFC's?!
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It's a combination of both.
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Here we go again ...............................................

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/nf...ites-1.2717279

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A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto, said a person close to the situation says.

The study identified at least three potential stadium sites, two in Toronto, including one on the waterfront, and another in the suburb of Mississauga, the person told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because Bon Jovi and his partners, Larry Tanenbaum and the Rogers family, have not publicly revealed details of their plans to purchase the team.

Andy Bergmann, responsible for overseeing the Bon Jovi group's stadium plans, confirmed Thursday in an email to the AP that his company has conducted stadium studies, "but nothing related to any specific site."

"We have undertaken engineering and design studies," wrote Bergmann, co-founder of Toronto-based Wessex Capital Partners, a growth equity investment firm that specializes in architecture, design and engineering services. "All of our work has been about a generic site and whether it was more rural or urban. We are aware of potential sites in the western NY and southern Ontario region, and are in fact meeting with two Buffalo area developers next week.

"No feasibility studies have been undertaken on any site to date."
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TSN 1050: Game Night: Chris Rudge July 24
Argos Executive Chairman and CEO Chris Rudge joins Game Night to discuss the Argo's agreement with MLSE to build a new training facility

A couple of interesting quotes from this, re: moving to BMO, Rudge said "If this deal doesn't get done there's something wrong in this town" re: using the business power of MLSE "the Argonaut franchise could be in the black in a couple of years, very easily"

Argos will be doing a deal with a high performance sport science organization (near the training centre) who train Olympic and world class athletes.
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TSN 1050: Game Night: Chris Rudge July 24
Argos Executive Chairman and CEO Chris Rudge joins Game Night to discuss the Argo's agreement with MLSE to build a new training facility

A couple of interesting quotes from this, re: moving to BMO, Rudge said "If this deal doesn't get done there's something wrong in this town" re: using the business power of MLSE "the Argonaut franchise could be in the black in a couple of years, very easily"

Argos will be doing a deal with a high performance sport science organization (near the training centre) who train Olympic and world class athletes.
Having had MLSE proactively solicit an organization I volunteer with numerous times over the years for participation/attendance at the minor league Toronto Marlies games, i can guarantee they wouldn't ignore any sports franchise after purchasing it. If it struggles for attendance then their sales force and upper management will invest energy in making sure the stands are full.
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I honestly think the argos will sell 25K+ a game at BMO if not sell out.
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