Sunday, 26 September 2010

Cats in Moncton?

Don't worry, I'm not talking about the team moving there. So don't have a heart attack. But with the roaring success of this year's Touchdown Atlantic game between the Eskimos and Argonauts, there is already talk about who will play that game next year.

If rumours are to be believed, it looks like we Tiger-Cat fans will be losing a home game. While this is not confirmed at all (and probably won't be for some time), when the Tiger-Cats host the Calgary Stampeders next season, it won't be at Ivor Wynne.

I am not surprised by this at all. Toronto gave up a home game to play in Moncton this season, and the Cats are the logical next team to fly east. Calgary is notoriously a tough sell at the gate. Crowds are usually very low, among the lowest of any game all year, and it would make sense to take that game and sell out a stadium in the Maritimes.

While it would suck to lose a home game, what's good for the league is good for team. The rumours are probably accurate, and Touchdown Atlantic II will be between the Calgary Stampeders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

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