2014 Memorial Cup Location
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05-23-2013, 12:26 PM
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Kitchener, ON
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This concept works in favour of why London is getting the cup again. You either subscribe to the 'share the wealth idea' which means you include Toronto and Detroit area, or you think it should go to the 'most supporting' local which then means best bid, most fan support (prepaid packages) etc.
There are 19 other teams in the league. While I believe the US teams could do a great job hosting, Sportsnet and the corporate sponsors probably won't go for it. The remaining 16 could provide the necessary requirements (hotels, ease of transportation, etc.) and all 16 could put together an all-star type team in the next couple of years. All 16 communities have places to go/things to see for visiting fans. What the smaller venues don't have is the ability to guarantee $2 million profit.
Unfortunately for OHL fans, it's about the money and not much else. The WHL has smaller communities hosting and so does the Q. At this point, we can pretty much guarantee that Ottawa will host in 2017 unless they choose not to bid.
I love junior hockey and I love the Memorial Cup tournament, but they're pricing themselves out of the market in the OHL. I can't say I will never again buy a full package, but the chances are slim.
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