Monday, February 7, 2011

Touchdown Atlantic Returns

Scotiabank Touchdown Atlantic II is coming to Moncton this Fall.

"We're thrilled to be bringing another regular season game to the city of Moncton, and our fans and friends from across Atlantic Canada," said Mark Cohon, Commissioner of the Canadian Football League.

Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc said his city is enormously proud to welcome the CFL back this season after hosting the very first ever CFL regular season game in Atlantic Canada last year.

"We are excited and ready to make the sequel even bigger and better than the original," LeBlanc said.

Moncton City Council tonight officially ratified an agreement with the CFL to bring another regular season game to Moncton.

Details, including the two participating CFL teams, the date and time of the game will be announced shortly, along with the full CFL schedule for 2011.

"Scotiabank is thrilled to have partnered with the CFL on the inaugural Scotiabank Touchdown Atlantic Festival, and we are more excited to see it return to the East coast for a second year," said Peter Bessey, Scotiabank Senior Vice-President, Atlantic Region. "Scotiabank Touchdown Atlantic is truly a celebration of sport, Canadian culture and a great game that unites people in communities across Canada."
Last year, the Toronto Argonauts "hosted" the Edmonton Eskimos in the first Scotiabank Touchdown Atlantic in Moncton.

The game sold out in a mere 36 hours, months in advance of the kickoff, and was accompanied by a tremendous festival that featured huge crowds and great fun.

"Moncton continues to build a sterling reputation as Atlantic Canada's entertainment centre, and the CFL's return here, on the heels of the massive U2 concert this summer, is further proof of that," LeBlanc said.

Cohon said the CFL continues to evaluate the opportunity to play more games in Atlantic Canada in the years ahead.

"Time will tell whether we are expanding our footprint in the region, or in a position to consider actual expansion to Atlantic Canada," Cohon said.

"What we do know is the first Scotiabank Touchdown Atlantic was a huge hit, and working with our civic and corporate partners in the region, we're going to strive to make Scotiabank Touchdown Atlantic Two even better."

Information on how to obtain tickets for Scotiabank Touchdown Atlantic will be made available in the coming weeks.


Anonymous said...

Too bad they don't have a CFL sized stadium. They would certainly would have a fan base from all over the Maritimes. Add a team like Moncton then we would have a balanced league. OTT,MTL,TO,HAM and Moncton vs BC,Cal,EE,Riders WPG. Balanced schedule ! Top 3 teams in each division advance to finals.I would really enjoy that scenerio. Cheers

Jordan said...

I'll take a guess and say BC Vs Toronto,

Anonymous said...

Hamilton will be the host and the Riders WON"T be the opposition.