I guess there has been a previous thread here about rumours, but I haven't seen this posted yet.
I just got my season ticket invoice in the mail. The following message is right at the top:
"Si un match de la saison reguliaire a lieu a l'exterieure du Centre Bell (en pourparlers avec la NHL), 2 options vous seront offertes.
Option 1-bla bla bla
Option 2-Possibilite d'acheter vos billets pour ce match en payant la difference entre le prix de vos billets au Centre Bell et le prix (a determiner) des billets pour le match exterieur."
I would assume not at the Big O, it would have to be at Percival Molson stadium or some other outside venue.
Molson stadium holds fewer people than the Bell Centre, and has far fewer luxury suites. I know TV revenues are increased for an outdoor game, but I don't think it would be enough to cover the loss of all those corporate boxes.
I guess it would have to be Olympic Stadium, or maybe the game would be played outside at a neutral venue. Even maybe it could be a game in Chicago/New York/Toronto/Wherever, but Montreal would be the home team or something.
Speaking of that, the 96th Grey Cup will be hosted at The Big O in November. Hopefully the Als stop sucking and get back to the Grey Cup game. And imagine much more special would it be to win it in Montreal.