The Buffalo Bills are coming to Toronto.
The NFL has reached an agreement with the Bills that will allow them to play eight games -- five regular-season contests and three exhibitions -- in Toronto over the next five years.
Will games north of the border have any effect on the CFL? Would you go to an NFL game in Canada? Have your say in our forum.
A foothold in Toronto
Toronto is a diverse market and there's lots of competition.
Even if Toronto got an NFL team, it wouldn't be the same as watching a game in the States. Tailgating is half the fun and it wouldn't happen in Toronto - not REAL tailgating.
gordholio, 2008-04-17 01:40:42
The Rogers Dome cost $580 million to build of which Ontario taxpayers coffed up $350 million of it. Then what did we do with it, we sold it to a billionaire for a measly $25 million. It's nice to know that I go to work, pay my taxes just so I can help some billionaire turn a $325 million score. So, if I wanna see an NFL game, I'll turn on my free antenna TV (Sorry Mr Rogers $60.00 is just too much money to spend a month for cable) and catch a Bills game on FOX.
Bills/Argos/Leafs Who's kidding who, 2008-04-16 17:09:45
I will agree that the west supports there teams 100 %. The east doesnt thats why all have changed ownership and been so close to folding. Now there will be talk that the Argos will fold because of the Bills moving into there market and the whole league will go down the drain because Toronto is the key team to the entire league.
Wayne, 2008-04-16 16:22:41
A proud CFL and Canadian university football supporter.
tronhead, 2008-04-16 14:38:30
It's the height of Toronto hubris to assume that Toronto will automatically get the Bills. What about Los Angeles and Las Vegas? Besides would Torontonians support a year after year loser at 65000 seats a game full capacity?
Seems to me that you're counting chickens before they're hatched.
Kent, 2008-04-15 19:33:42
The Argos averaged just over 20,000 last year. Ti-Cats 17,000 - 18,000. Montreal, well they play in a university football stadium that can only hold so many. Thats says it all about them.
The CFL is like a farm team league, all the americans playing in the CFL arent good enough to play in the NFL so they come to Canada.
Over 100,000 people have applied to get in on the drawings to be able to purchase that game ticket package. 100,000 people, that says it all about how they feel about the best football league NFL baby!
If people want to pay over $ 200 for a ticket thats there own choice. Its a bargain compared to the price to watch a lousy hockey team that cant even make the playoffs.
Ken, 2008-04-15 19:09:44
The tickets may be more expensive, but they have a much more enjoyable product and they will sell every seat even at inflated prices just like the Leafs do.
I may have to become a Toronto Bills fan, but they will eventually have to get a better name!!!
toady, 2008-04-15 16:17:28
gordholio, 2008-04-15 15:28:49