Discussion in 'Calgary Dinos and CIS Talk' started by Jim Mullin, Jun 16, 2012.
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Lots to think about there.
I like Regina because it'll give Saskatchewan the biggest run of sporting events ever in their history with the Memorial Cup, Grey Cup, Vanier Cup and something else in that province that is slipping my memory.
I like putting it in London to take advantage of the larger stadium and it'll be a once in a lifetime (?) event unless they expand that stadium in the future (for a possible CFL expansion site?).
I personally like Regina from the standpoint of the support I think you could expect there for the Vanier in concert with Grey Cup festivities.
I suspect London will get its "dry run" at hosting significant football games in accomodating some of the Ti-cats home contests next season which will act as a barometer concerning whether CFL ball is in their future.
What are your views?
Regina. Make it a 3 day weekend for Canadian Football fans.
Photo from the last time Saskatchewan hosted the Vanier...
Image credit - Jeff Chan (perhaps the best CIS photographer in the country)
a thrilling edge of your seat 13-8 victory for Laval in 2006. canadian football at its coldest on a 25 of november. At least they'll play it 3 days sooner.
Thanks for the articles, Jim. Those were great!! I liker the idea of the Vanier Cup in London at TD Waterhouse Stadium. I think that the stadium can easily be expandable to 25,000 seats for both the Ti Cats & the Vanier Cup. Plus the city itself is bigger than Regina so more hotels would be available. Be a cool thing for a Tier 2 city in Canada not many people pay attention to.
I vote for London, England! Let's make it a real party!
I say forget the game & go on a London, England pub craw!!