OT: New (CFL) Stadium Deal In Winnipeg
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12-22-2010, 12:45 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Surrey, BC
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I suspect that BC lost money given that they only averaged 24,000 per game and did not benefit from a home playoff game.
The Lions averaged 24,300 per game, but they also played in a (temporary) stadium which had a capacity of only 27,000, so it's not like interest is waning in the Lions brand. The team also had a poor - by their standards - season, and frustration is growing with the management team, but neither of those factors are large enough to put the franchise in jeopardy financially.
Add to it that the temporary field wasn't particularly accessible by public transit and a parking situation that probably ranked among the worst in the league, which decimated a good number of the walk-up crowd, so attendance slipped a bit overall, but as you mentioned, it's probably not a trend and things should be back to normal when BC Place is re-opened.
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