gkhs Posted July 6, 2007 Share Posted July 6, 2007 I think the most depressing thing about the two Canadian games (disasters) in u-20 has been that both venues/crowds were terrible. As a Torontonian I feel qualified to say that the match in Toronto was disheartening. As always, a Canadian team played an away match in Toronto. As much as I would like to think that we could replicate the TFC exprerience for CMNT, I can't think of a single CONCACAF opponent (aside from the USA) who couldn't count on good support in TO. As a person with eyes and ears I feel qualified to say that Edmonton had a terrible showing last night. Even if I grant that my eyes deceived (and that the crowd was mostly camera-side), Commonwealth was a mausoleum. You could hear a pin drop from minute 1 through 90. The question. Is there a venue in Canada that is any better? Edmonton pros; good stadium, amazing crowds in 94 and 02 cons; disappointing crowds/atmosphere for u-20 Toronto pros; good stadium, great football culture cons; seemingly endless supply of away supporters Montreal pros; solid football culture cons; lack an ideal venue Ottawa pros; stadium/crowds look good for u-20s cons; football culture? Vancouver pros; solid football culture, weather for spring/fall cons; lack an ideal venue If I had to speculate, I would say that 2014 qualifying will be split between: a new stadium in Vancouver (?), for games early and late in the year; Toronto, for games not involving the most locally popular away teams; and, Saputo (?) in Montreal. But 2010 looks to me like it will feature more crap crowds and/or crap venues. Does anyone strongly disagree? (Anyone else curious about Frank Clair? I imagine its free 360+ days a year) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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