2012-2013 CIS Regular Season Discussion
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11-20-2012, 09:25 AM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Oakville, ON
Originally Posted by
- Windsor (Windsor - WFCU Centre, 6500)
- Hamilton (Copps, 19000)
- Charlottetown (UPEI - Charlottetown Civic Centre, 3600)
Hamilton has no team! Besides, venues much more suitable than Copps are dotted all over southern and southwestern Ontario - Poweraid Centre (Brampton), Hershey Centre (Mississauga), Memorial Aud (Kitchener), Sun Life Arena (Kitchener), Sleeman Centre (Guelph) John Labatt Centre (London), Mattamy Centre/MLG (Toronto), Ricoh Colliseum (Toronto).
Problem is, I don't think you'll get the attendance in any of these places. OUA teams (other than Lakehead and Nipissing) routinely draw only a couple of hundred people to their games. There is almost zero CIS hockey profile in the Toronto media, and it's sporadic at best in the Kitchener-Walterloo, Guelph and London newspapers. As someone stated in an earlier post, the OHL rules in Ontario (except in Toronto, where other than the Leafs, no team in any sport is able to consistently fill any venue).
I like the suggestion about keeping it where you know the support is - the Halifax idea is a great one.
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. Reason: typos - probably still didn't get them all
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