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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old May 7th, 2002, 00:02 Thread Starter
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WHY CANT THE CFL TEAMS SHAIR THEIR STADIUMS WITH A PROFECIONAL SOCCER TEAM?

It doenºt take much to convert a Football stadium to a soccer stadium?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old May 7th, 2002, 01:21
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There may be many reasons why this is not done more often, but I can think of two right off the top.

First, the playing surfaces may be unsuitable for soccer (e.g. Skydome).

Second, soccer teams may not be able to afford to rent large stadiums when they only need to accommodate 5,000 fans at a time.
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The stadiums are sitting there doing nothing.

And the stadiums should take that into consideration

Stadium should get a persentage of sales.
I dont know but in canada its always like that.

No one can use it cause owners and investers want every thing now and dont realize it has to be a gradual thing.

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The stadiums are sitting there doing nothing.

And the stadiums should take that into consideration

Stadium should get a persentage of sales.
I dont know but in canada its always like that.

No one can use it cause owners and investers want every thing now and dont realize it has to be a gradual thing.
First off the CFL teams don't own the stadiums, any soccer team could pay in these stadiums if they so wish. However how many professional soccer teams want to play on astroturf? How many also wan't to play on astroturf with CFL football lines painted over them? Only one CFL team (Edmonton) plays on grass.

Finally as Jeff says, why would any Canadian pro team need to play in a CFL stadium? The largest drawing pro soccer team in Canada (Vancouver) only draws 5000-7000 a game, why would they want to play on astroturf in a 60000 seat stadium?
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old May 8th, 2002, 02:04
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Just have to add, since you are a Hamilton Thunder fan, you wouldn't want your team to play in Ivor Wynn would you? Hard astroturf on concrete, CFL lines on the field (tigercat colours to boot), narrow pitch with dangerous concrete walls near the sidelines.

If I were an owner of a team I wouldn't want them to play there.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2002, 02:33
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I've played there a number of times and I'm telling you it's a hazard and nothing more.

Shame the CFL stadiums can't go through a rebirth like so many of the leagues around the world.

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