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Author Topic: Winnipeg to host an NFL preseason game  (Read 34594 times)
BlueInCgy
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« on: March 26, 2019, 07:40:50 PM »

https://3downnation.com/2019/03/26/bombers-exploring-nfl-pre-season-game-in-winnipeg/

Looks like Saskatchewan declined and the WFC might be interested.

I'm neither for or against an NFL game in a CFL stadium.
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2019, 08:11:47 PM »

I am also neither for or against it.

If we think it can make money, go for it.
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2019, 08:18:19 PM »

I would like to know how much they plan on charging per ticket.
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2019, 09:07:59 PM »

Bob Irving @BobIrvingCJOB

Any CFL team that offers to host an NFL pre season game should have their franchise revoked.  And I might not just be kidding.



I wonder how Bob feels about the idea....
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2019, 09:27:44 PM »

NFL game is scheduled for the evening of Friday August 23rd ( Packers vs Raiders ).

Riders host Ottawa on Saturday August 25th at 5PM.

Way too tight of a time frame to get the field back to CFL standards.

Winnipeg is on the road that week-end and the next, so lots of time to get the field set-up again.

Hope it happens for Winnipeg!

 
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2019, 09:39:18 PM »

NFL game is scheduled for the evening of Friday August 23rd ( Packers vs Raiders ).

Riders host Ottawa on Saturday August 25th at 5PM.

Way too tight of a time frame to get the field back to CFL standards.

Winnipeg is on the road that week-end and the next, so lots of time to get the field set-up again.

Hope it happens for Winnipeg!

 
Has anyone mentioned how Regina was going to be able to set up the field for an NFL game as the field markings are stitched into the field.
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2019, 09:44:24 PM »

I would go depending on the price of tickets...
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2019, 10:35:06 PM »

Coolio.
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2019, 02:37:15 AM »

Who cares!!?! Big Whoopedy doo , couldn?t give a rip about this

 I m with Bob on this one
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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2019, 03:09:14 AM »

I?m in
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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2019, 04:02:16 AM »

I would say this is fake news. Valour FC have a game at home Thursday August 22nd. I doubt the NFL would be okay with not having access to the stadium the day before the game.  The Bombers would not move the soccer game either as they would lose all credibility with the soccer club season ticket base. Not something you want to do with a first year club moving a regular season game for a game not even involving a team from Winnipeg. It would show the soccer fans they could care less about the club and only want to make money.
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2019, 04:13:14 AM »

Huh!?
Lining a field takes a few hours
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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2019, 04:25:52 AM »

Huh!?
Lining a field takes a few hours

I doubt that any CFL team would approve of someone coming in and painting over all of the yard markings, narrowing the sidelines, and moving the endzones on the existing field turf... either they would pull up the existing field turf, put down their own, move the goal posts and then replace it all afterwards, or, since it's a preseason game with no actual meaning, just play on the field as is because remarking the field will result in nothing but a huge mess when done...  it's not like the NFL can't afford to do it...
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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2019, 04:57:59 AM »

I would pay $20 and I'm not really interested
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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2019, 06:19:26 AM »

I really don't like the NFL game too much, usually so boring, and kick game and being able to victory-formation for 2:00 of clock is sooo lame.

But I'd go if it was at IGF and it wasn't too crazily priced.  If it brings the Bombers/WFC $$ and good public exposure (more people seeing how fun IGF can be), what's the harm?  Bob seems a bit crazy with that tweet... love to know what his reasoning is.
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