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« on: August 24, 2020, 03:22:07 PM »

The Grey Cup Fan Base:

Celebrating the fans that are our foundation and the icon that is the Grey Cup "An incredible opportunity to show your pride in our storied history and your faith in our bright future." - Canadian Football League Commissioner Randy Ambrosie TORONTO (August 24, 2020).

The Canadian Football League (CFL) has unveiled an innovative idea that gives its fans a unique opportunity to have their names forever etched in Grey Cup glory: the Grey Cup Fan Base.  "The Grey Cup Fan Base is our way of recognizing that our fans are, in so many ways, the foundation upon which this great league and the legend of the Grey Cup stand," said Randy Ambrosie, Commissioner of the CFL.

Fans can have their names inscribed forever on a permanent new base - a beautiful, 48-inch high tribute to CFL fans crafted from Canadian maple and aluminum - upon which the iconic Grey Cup trophy will be placed at all its public appearances.  "When COVID-19 forced us to cancel the 2020 season, we said we are absolutely committed to making 2021 the greatest comeback in the history of the CFL," Ambrosie said.  "Fans asked us, as they have throughout the pandemic: 'How can we help?'  The Grey Cup Fan Base is a wonderful way to help our league, and your team, come back stronger than ever. It's an incredible opportunity to show your pride in our storied history and your faith in our bright future.  "CFL season ticket members get the first chance to enshrine their names, or those of a beloved fellow fan they choose to honour, in Grey Cup history starting today for a fee of $349.

Their exclusive window continues until August 30th at 11:59 p.m. ET.  After that date, other fans can take advantage of the same opportunity for $399. 

The Grey Cup Fan Base is a project supported by the CFL and the Canadian Football League Players' Association (CFLPA), with proceeds going to the CFL's nine teams and CFL players  "The Grey Cup Fan Base is a great innovative idea that is supported by the players as a way to connect our passionate fans even closer to our game," said Solomon Elimimian, President of the CFLPA.  "It not only recognizes and celebrates our fans, but it connects our players, our fans, and the teams across the league in a meaningful way.

This fan support initiative will help us through 2020 and into 2021 as we look to come back stronger than ever before.  "To learn more, and to see a digital rendition of the newly created CFL Fan Base, fans can visit www.greycupfanbase.ca.This immersive www.greycupfanbase.ca website gives fans the opportunity to get an close-up look at the Grey Cup Fan Base. Those who decide to show their pride and support by becoming part of it will also be able to see their name or their honouree's name as it will appear, etched in aluminum. 

The Grey Cup Fan Base package includes:

- Your name etched on the Grey Cup Fan Base.

- A digital collectors' item certificate of authenticity, displayed at www.greycupfanbase.ca, which features your name, or that of your honouree, and the signatures of the CFL Commissioner and a representative of your favourite team. 

- An exciting augmented reality displaying the Grey Cup Fan Base digitally in your home to share with friends and family via social.

- An immersive digital experience that allows you to get up close with the Fan Base, showcasing your name etched on the Fan Base.

- Recognition in your team's home stadium

Proudly made in Canada, the Grey Cup Fan Base is a dynamic, multi-level podium created to forever represent the fans who proudly support our players, our teams and Canadian football as a beloved, homegrown national passion.  It consists of ten pillars on each side, in recognition of the fact the CFL has nine teams and embraces Atlantic Canada as part of the CFL family. But it stresses unity by eschewing team colours, diversity by featuring pillars of various heights, and faith in a bright future as each pillar is illuminated.

"The design is intended to evoke the idea that our fans are lifting up the Grey Cup, which belongs to all, and the CFL and Canada along with it," Ambrosie said.

"In this unprecedented and challenging year, we wanted to find a way to show how much we appreciate our fans' faith and dedication. And we wanted to do that in a way that allows fans to show that they deeply believe in what the CFL and Grey Cup mean to Canada, that nothing is going to stop us from being together again, and that we will continue to add to the legend and legacy of the Grey Cup. The Grey Cup fan base represents hope and confidence. It's a wonderful idea and a beautiful work of art."

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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2020, 04:06:48 PM »

spray bomb your name on an underpass. more people will see it.
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2020, 04:36:22 PM »

Maybe the could've used this as the revenue generator they needed to save the season. "Help the CFL survive, get you name on the Grey Cup."  Cheesy Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2020, 06:33:09 PM »

Let's just do a Go Fund Me  for the bomber players.
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2020, 06:36:15 PM »

spray bomb your name on an underpass. more people will see it.

Some guy named Slim has been aksin about you.
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2020, 04:05:03 AM »

Not a horrible idea.  Obviously they need the funds.  It'll be nice looking.  And WPG will get to have it first  Cheesy Cheesy

Not cheap, but I guess they did their homework on pricing.  I might spring for it for my pops.

But what happens in the CFL goes broke and disappears completely before a 2021 season??
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2020, 12:56:26 PM »

Not a horrible idea.  Obviously they need the funds.  It'll be nice looking.  And WPG will get to have it first  Cheesy Cheesy

Not cheap, but I guess they did their homework on pricing.  I might spring for it for my pops.

But what happens in the CFL goes broke and disappears completely before a 2021 season??

good question. Canada is sports HOF it goes or moth balls?

I would be interested to know if anyone is fessing up the money for this great honour?
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2020, 12:35:29 AM »

If I hadn't lost a quarter of my income due to COVID 19 I would be in like a dirty shirt.
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2020, 10:09:06 AM »

Man it would be so cool to start a CFL INDOOR LEAGUE.
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2020, 11:48:38 AM »

Just take donations instead. Name on the Cup should be only for those who earned it.
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« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2020, 10:17:45 PM »

Just take donations instead. Name on the Cup should be only for those who earned it.
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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2020, 04:43:05 AM »

Just take donations instead. Name on the Cup should be only for those who earned it.

It's not the cup, it's the base.  It's not even attached to the cup.  It's a glorified table.

However, I think if the deeper pocket fans pay their $350-$400 and it helps keep the league alive rather than bankrupt, they deserve what is offered in return -- their name on it.  Names on bricks, walls, benches, whatever, is not a new idea.  It's been used in fundraising for decades.

Bashing it isn't going to do any good.  The CFL obviously feels they need the money, and this is an initiative they thought would be attractive.  There is nothing at all keeping negative nancies from mailing the CFL a no-strings-attached, no-name-on-base cheque any time they'd like.
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2020, 08:38:13 PM »

I think this whole fan base thing is a bit .. underwhelming.. Firstly Wade marketed it to the fans saying it was a great opportunity for fans to engage with the team and the stability etc and that it was for Winnipeg fans and eluded to because we won the GC.. When it was announced it was a CFL inniative and that it wasnt for just fans of this team I rolled my eyes. I rolled my eyes even further back in my head when I saw what $390 with tax gives you.. You're paying almost $400 for a piece of paper??? Come on CFL.. You dont even get a replica grey cup with fanbase to show off in your house?! Its on a base you will likely never see unless you go to GC every year and spend 4 hours trying to find your name on it.  The idea isn't terrible but the execution of it is terrible and further goes to show the disconnect between the league and the fans. There's a reason why every team including Winnipeg is losing fans every single year. Sorry but they don't know what they're doing. A league of this stature shouldn't be losing money every single year. Fans exist for the CFL.. you have to connect with them. The bombers lost money aswell when you talk about gate revenue and team revenue. The only reason WPG had a profit was because of the events held at the stadium..mainly the NFL game. I thought originally Wade was going to announce you could by shares or the team or something like that. Green Bay Packers do that. The team is community owned. When I saw that it was a piece of paper and your name on a base the size of a newspaper print font that you'll never see and the price.. its laughable. You honestly might as aswell put up aCFL go fund me page. I bet you'd get more $ off that than this base idea. #notkidding   
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