Eskimos GM Fred Hervey recalls dealing with rounded end zone as a player

Work has begun to remove the curved corners of the Commonwealth end zone in order to improve player...

Work has begun to remove the curved corners of the Commonwealth end zone in order to improve player safety, and accommodate the FIFA requirements for the upcoming World Cup tournaments. (Ian Kucerak, QMI AGENCY)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI AGENCY

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Coming off their worst record in 50 years, don’t expect the Edmonton Eskimos to cut any corners in preparation for the 2014 CFL season.

In fact, construction began this week to add corners to the end zones at Commonwealth Stadium, which had previously been rounded off at each end in order to accommodate a running track.

The redesign is part of renovations taking place in advance of the 2015 FIFA women’s World Cup and the 2014 FIFA U-20 women’s World Cup.

But the Eskimos weren’t averse to the remodelling either, considering they lost their top receiver to injury for the final three weeks of last season after slotback Fred Stamps took a spill on the slippery concrete surface while chasing a pass into the corner of the end zone.


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