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June 14, 2024 9:27 pm  #1


Fans dressed as seats at the Edmonton Elks CFL game

TSN is doing a good job not trying to show it. How does this league survive??

 

June 15, 2024 10:05 am  #2


Re: Fans dressed as seats at the Edmonton Elks CFL game

The Elks finished with the worst record in the CFL last year at 4-14. If they were more competitive perhaps fans would show up. There is no MLB in Edmonton to compete for the summer entertainment dollar.

 

June 15, 2024 10:58 am  #3


Re: Fans dressed as seats at the Edmonton Elks CFL game

For the past few weeks and especially yesterday and today, sports fans in Edmonton aren't exactly focused on football. 

 

June 15, 2024 11:08 am  #4


Re: Fans dressed as seats at the Edmonton Elks CFL game

paterson1 wrote:

For the past few weeks and especially yesterday and today, sports fans in Edmonton aren't exactly focused on football. 

That should change Sunday morning.

 

June 15, 2024 11:13 am  #5


Re: Fans dressed as seats at the Edmonton Elks CFL game

mace wrote:

paterson1 wrote:

For the past few weeks and especially yesterday and today, sports fans in Edmonton aren't exactly focused on football. 

That should change Sunday morning.

Sad but true...

 

June 15, 2024 2:16 pm  #6


Re: Fans dressed as seats at the Edmonton Elks CFL game

paterson1 wrote:

mace wrote:

paterson1 wrote:

For the past few weeks and especially yesterday and today, sports fans in Edmonton aren't exactly focused on football. 

That should change Sunday morning.

Sad but true...

Oilers will most likely win as they’re playing sudden death and will do anything to win a game.    But, part of me thinks Florida will win tonight and hoist the Cup.   Would be nice if they would lose tonight and win at home.

 

June 16, 2024 5:49 am  #7


Re: Fans dressed as seats at the Edmonton Elks CFL game

A 53,788 crowd in Vancouver for the Lions home opener last night against the Stampeders.
Attendance spiked by pre-game 50-Cent concert.
https://www.tsn.ca/cfl/bc-lions-beat-calgary-stampeders-in-home-opener-pick-up-first-win-of-season-1.2135247 

In my teens we saw many an Argo game down at CNE stadium where crowds sometimes topped 40K .. lots of fun !! 

 

June 16, 2024 9:22 am  #8


Re: Fans dressed as seats at the Edmonton Elks CFL game

The CFL is very secretive when it comes to attendance.  I try to find numbers of certain games and come up empty.
The league is quick to point out large crowds, but they are few and far between.
It will be interesting to see what happens when CTV is offering the games later in the season.  That means the product will be on OTA television, where you don't need a subscription.

 

June 16, 2024 9:32 am  #9


Re: Fans dressed as seats at the Edmonton Elks CFL game

Sergei Bobrovsky is human after all. 8-1 final. 

 

June 16, 2024 10:17 am  #10


Re: Fans dressed as seats at the Edmonton Elks CFL game

Yes that was quite the game last night, also shows that Florida has weaknesses.  Edmonton has great fans. 

In terms of the CFL, I think the addition of the CTV games will actually help the CFL's attendance in time.  It was too bad that they didn't include a few regular season games as well.  Hopefully this will become a long term schedule on CTV.  OTA coverage will make the league more visible to many more people.  

The CFL being exclusive on a pay sports channel for 16 years actually has hurt attendance since the games aren't as accessable.  Out of site, out of mind. 

This happened with MLB decades ago when all games were moved to cable channels.  Attendance at games soon started to soften (the strike didn't help either) and some teams were in real trouble.  Many feel it was because the games were no longer on OTA television and only pay sports channels. Today MLB is back on FOX stations. 

The Toronto Blue Jays are not hurt being only available on cable since they are Canada's only team in the majors and their fan base is the whole country. When you go to a Jays game and look at the signs around the stadium, it is surprising how many are not from the GTA. 

 

June 16, 2024 5:14 pm  #11


Re: Fans dressed as seats at the Edmonton Elks CFL game

The CFL is down to two cities that still care -- Winnipeg and Regina. 

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June 16, 2024 8:04 pm  #12


Re: Fans dressed as seats at the Edmonton Elks CFL game

cash wrote:

The CFL is down to two cities that still care -- Winnipeg and Regina. 

Odd why you fixate so much on the CFL cash.  Toronto isn't getting an NFL team anytime soon and the CFL is no threat to the popularity of the league here.  Why all your paranoia about the CFL is a mystery.  

Winnipeg and Regina are the only teams that people care about?  Yes we have been hearing things like that for the past 45 years.