'Gades heading to Halifax

DON BRENNAN -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:25 AM ET

Home will be Halifax for the Renegades this CFL pre-season.

The league will announce as soon as today that Ottawa and Montreal will play in this year's "Touchdown Atlantic" exhibition game at Husky Stadium in Halifax.

That means the Renegades have given up their lone pre-season home game to help the latest attempt at drumming up interest in CFL expansion.

"The league was looking for another team to play a pre-season game on the road, and if it's good for the league we thought it would be good for us," said Renegades president Lonie Glieberman, who would not confirm the site.

TEST OTHER MARKETS

"We think it's crucial to have expansion," added Glieberman, who also strongly supports the CFL's return to the U.S. "And if the way to have expansion is to test other markets, we wanted to be a part of it.

"If playing this game helps us get expansion, then that's the best investment Ottawa can make to the CFL this season."

Last June, nearly 11,000 Maritimers paid either $62.50 or $40 to watch the Ticats and Argos hold a pre-season game at the same venue.

The Renegades-Als drew 12,660, with considerably cheaper ticket rates, for their pre-season game at Frank Clair Stadium.


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