Argos could play at BMO Field: Leiweke

MLSE big boss Tim Leiweke. (AFP)

MLSE big boss Tim Leiweke. (AFP)

BILL LANKHOF, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:30 AM ET

Football may be coming to BMO Field.

In a conference call that will be disquieting for soccer fans, but welcomed by Argonauts fans, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment president Tim Leiweke indicated Thursday the stadium could be in for changes.

Leiweke said while the interests of soccer fans wouldn’t be ignored, he didn’t guarantee keeping a grass field, and he didn’t rule out reconfiguring the stadium to accommodate football.

The Toronto Sun’s Frank Zicarelli wrote Wednesday that MLSE could be entering discussions with the Argonauts about purchasing the club. Leiweke indicated there have been discussions about BMO Field, and that they are on-going. The Argos are negotiating with the Rogers Centre for a new lease but want to move to a smaller venue such as the MLSE-owned BMO Field.

Leiweke is meeting with TFC season-ticket holders Sunday. “We’re going to stand front and centre and look them in the eye and communicate here — good, bad and indifferent.


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