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03-30-2014, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob Stauffer View Post
As someone who was on Alberta's organizing committee in 2004 and 2005 I concur with your thoughts on the CIS putting the hosts of the tournaments in a tough spot to turn a profit with the eight-team format.
What happens if your host team gets eliminated in the quarter-final?
Only one home gate...a host school could get screwed here.
I think the fact that it is in Halifax will mitigate some of that...the AUS is so well supported out here, plus all of the schools are close enough that the other two AUS representatives should also draw well enough for their games. So even if X or SMU go down early in the next two years the crowds should still be decent (unless all the AUS teams go out in the 1st round).

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