Thursday, February 16, 2012

No Touchdown Atlantic This Year

The Canadian Football League has confirmed what area football fans already expected.

Because of the huge resources the CFL is putting into celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Grey Cup this year, the league will be taking a year off from heading to Moncton for a third Touchdown Atlantic game.

However, the league is already eyeing a return for 2013 and looking at how Moncton could work into helping the Hamilton Tiger Cats host games while they rebuild Ivor Wynne Stadium.

Hamilton will need to find places to play its home games for the 2013 season.

The news is not entirely a surprise, as commissioner Mark Cohon said at the second straight sold out Scotiabank Touchdown Atlantic last September that the travel and festivities around the nationwide celebrations of the Grey Cup centennial would likely prevent the league from taking on the considerable logistic challenges of playing a game in Atlantic Canada.

(Courtesy New Brunswick Telegraph Journal)

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