CFL exploring expansion in Halifax

CFL commissioner Mark Cohon spoke in Ottawa at the CFL Congress on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. (Tony...

CFL commissioner Mark Cohon spoke in Ottawa at the CFL Congress on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. (Tony Caldwell/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:36 AM ET

OTTAWA - CFL commissioner Mark Cohon on Thursday afternoon was in Ottawa, where the RedBlacks have yet to play their first game, talking about heading off to Halifax on Sunday to have more talks with officials there about the possibility of adding a 10th team to the league.

Hey, things seem to be under control in the nation’s capital.

Why not get started on spreading the three-down loop from coast to coast?

Halifax has a progressive mayor named Mike Savage who is very interested in bringing the CFL to his city.

He’s so gung-ho about the prospects that he told the media there this week he wants a decision on a new stadium this year. Halifax needs a new park if it’s going to land an expansion team.

“That’s a pretty quick timeline, but I like pressure, too,” Cohon said.



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