Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber wishes the Argonauts all the best in their quest to thrive in the Toronto market.
He just doesn't want it to happen at BMO Field.
Asked yesterday about recent suggestions that the Argos might like to move from the cavernous Rogers Centre into the cozy 20,000-seat home of Toronto FC, located just a free kick away from Ontario Place, Garber stressed the importance that BMO Field remain a soccer-only facility.
"We wish the CFL all the success in this market," Garber said during the question-and-answer session that followed his state-of-the-league address yesterday. "But we feel very strongly that BMO Field is a soccer-specific stadium."
Garber said the fan support for Toronto FC is a quality other existing teams, not to mention potential expansion clubs that might end up in places like Vancouver and Montreal, should strive for.
"The best sales pitch for our league is BMO Field and Toronto FC," Garber said. "The passion for the team here is a quality I haven't really seen too much in all of North American sport."