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18 minutes ago, Rheo said:

Mississauga SG doing Mississauga things. Very well done 

 

Just need deep pockets and a stadium plan.

End game being part of the Port Credit Revitalization plan?

  • Hurontario LRT to Brampton & Lakeshore West GO RER from Oshawa to Hamilton

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LRT & Cooksville GO for Milton Fans

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Port Credit Master Plan (a stadium like York 9 FC would fit nicely)

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Mississauga is very desirable for CPL and potential investors.

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Scott Mitchell on Raw Mike Edwards ep 233-starts around 40 minutes https://www.rawmikerichards.com/podcast-feed/2018/6/1/episode-233-the-raw-mike-richards-show

-talked about the ownership groups that are public

-York 9 looking at 2-3 sites, in Vaughn/Markham area

-2 more launches before  World Cup and a couple after

-mentioned BC would be announced today

-once again a league official said a minimum of 8 at launch, with a possibility of 9

-could be 12 teams for 2020

-talked schedule plans, said mostly a “traditional soccer schedule”  mostly weekend games with some mid-week

-talked about how they plan to be a more traditional FIFA soccer league, rather than MLS

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Rheo said:

Scott Mitchell on Raw Mike Edwards ep 233-starts around 40 minutes https://www.rawmikerichards.com/podcast-feed/2018/6/1/episode-233-the-raw-mike-richards-show

-talked about the ownership groups that are public

-York 9 looking at 2-3 sites, in Vaughn/Markham area

-2 more launches before  World Cup and a couple after

-mentioned BC would be announced today

-once again a league official said a minimum of 8 at launch, with a possibility of 9

-could be 12 teams for 2020

-talked schedule plans, said mostly a “traditional soccer schedule”  mostly weekend games with some mid-week

-talked about how they plan to be a more traditional FIFA soccer league, rather than MLS

 

 

 

So there's still some secrets out there! With the Fraser Valley team all but dead who is the possible 9th for next year?! 

For my own organization;

2019 for sure: Hamilton, Winnipeg, York 9, Cavalry FC, HFX Wanderers

2019 probably: Victoria

2019 maybe: FC Edmonton, Ottawa Fury

2019 unknown: Saskatchewan? Southern Ontario? Quebec? There's one more group that is theoretically possible for 2019 and we don't have a clue who it is! Crazy!

As for 2020 there would be another 3-4 groups with the Saskatchewan group being one of them. 

This has the potential to become the largest professional sports league in Canada in 2 years, crazy!

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I admit I’ve had a few jars tonight, but is anyone else feeling a little giddy that an actual professional Canadian league is coming? It almost doesn’t feel real as this is something I assumed would never happen, yet the past month or so news just keeps coming proving it is happening. I can’t believe my son will grow up with a Canadian professional soccer league to support and dream of playing in. 

Happy days my friends. 

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I think we all don’t really believe it still.  A North American League run in a traditional way? Heck, we might get some American fans wanting to watch.. I think this is a dream for a ton of people over here who haven’t wanted to watch MLS.

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4 hours ago, maccaliam said:

I admit I’ve had a few jars tonight, but is anyone else feeling a little giddy that an actual professional Canadian league is coming? It almost doesn’t feel real as this is something I assumed would never happen, yet the past month or so news just keeps coming proving it is happening. I can’t believe my son will grow up with a Canadian professional soccer league to support and dream of playing in. 

Happy days my friends. 

Until my local club, the Ottawa Fury, are on board I’m not exactly doing back flips. I’ll follow and watch the occasional broadcast but if the Fury are in I’m buying season tickets and screaming down the scum from Hamilton and York. I’m exactly the kind of supporter who the Fury want to capitalize on if they move from the USL to the CPL.

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6 hours ago, maccaliam said:

I admit I’ve had a few jars tonight, but is anyone else feeling a little giddy that an actual professional Canadian league is coming?

More a feeling of trepidation and hoping it will work, but fearing it won't based on a strong sense of deja vu. Getting this to the very brink of a launch was difficult enough for them, but the even more difficult part now is getting a minimum of eight franchises to have a solid fanbase and be financially stable, so the league doesn't lurch from one existential crisis to the next. Two out of three launches have been promising so far, but they will need to get York 9 sorted out and can't afford any more strugglers like that. Having Victoria rather than Surrey should help in that regard.

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14 hours ago, coppercanuck said:

"No viable stadium solution"? 

I thought the "pop-up" style stadium was helping that situation.

Finding a suitable piece of land to place the "pop-up" on is the difficult part if local municipalities and other landowners aren't able or willing to help. At this point K/W, Regina, Saskatoon and Surrey are examples of where something along those lines has been tried but hasn't been achieved do far, and there may be others we don't know about where it didn't even get far enough along to be visible in media terms.

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6 hours ago, BuzzAndSting said:

Until my local club, the Ottawa Fury, are on board I’m not exactly doing back flips. I’ll follow and watch the occasional broadcast but if the Fury are in I’m buying season tickets and screaming down the scum from Hamilton and York. I’m exactly the kind of supporter who the Fury want to capitalize on if they move from the USL to the CPL.

There's absolutely no way Ottawa doesn't end up here, if the league has any success. You might as well get on board now

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10 hours ago, maccaliam said:

I admit I’ve had a few jars tonight, but is anyone else feeling a little giddy that an actual professional Canadian league is coming? It almost doesn’t feel real as this is something I assumed would never happen, yet the past month or so news just keeps coming proving it is happening. I can’t believe my son will grow up with a Canadian professional soccer league to support and dream of playing in. 

Happy days my friends. 

It's been very encouraging recently. I think the league is saying all the right things. I really hope people support this.

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13 minutes ago, C2SKI said:

There's absolutely no way Ottawa doesn't end up here, if the league has any success. You might as well get on board now

Just saw this on twitter. An article online about how the Fury's move to having a larger domestic component on its roster has met with mixed reviews so far:

http://www.ottawasports.ca/proof-of-concept-how-ottawa-fury-fc-is-answering-those-who-would-doubt-canada/

...Creating an environment where young Canadian soccer talent can thrive in a professional environment is one of the rallying cries behind the upcoming launch of the Canadian Premier League. The Fury’s relationship with the league remains murky, with club officials taking a “wait-and-see” approach on whether or not to join. When it’s suggested that the CPL is instantly creating eight to 10 competitors to the Fury for Canadian talent, Popovic is succinct: “Fantastic,” he says...

I think Mimglow posts on here sometimes.

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4 hours ago, BringBackTheBlizzard said:

Finding a suitable piece of land to place the "pop-up" on is the difficult part if local municipalities and other landowners aren't able or willing to help. At this point K/W, Regina, Saskatoon and Surrey are examples of where something along those lines has been tried but hasn't been achieved do far, and there may be others we don't know about where it didn't even get far enough along to be visible in media terms.

Oh look I found a  stadium in  Regina Saskatchewan ! And  it’s owned by the city. It’s a beauty too! 

 Oh look they’re playing soccer In it !! It’s looks like  they got a good crowd there 

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I have no idea what you think you are proving with that post? Two obvious problems from a CanPL standpoint are that the Roughriders are not the would be investors in Saskatchewan and it has permanently marked fieldturf unlike the CFL stadia in Winnipeg, Hamilton and Ottawa. My understanding is that the preferred option for Joe Belan in a Regina context was to use one of the grandstands of the old Taylor Field to create a new soccer specific stadium. Unfortunately, the City of Regina decided that it was better to send in the bulldozers and level the place completely instead.

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20 minutes ago, BringBackTheBlizzard said:

Just saw this on twitter. An article online about how the Fury's move to having a larger domestic component on its roster has met with mixed reviews so far:

http://www.ottawasports.ca/proof-of-concept-how-ottawa-fury-fc-is-answering-those-who-would-doubt-canada/

...Creating an environment where young Canadian soccer talent can thrive in a professional environment is one of the rallying cries behind the upcoming launch of the Canadian Premier League. The Fury’s relationship with the league remains murky, with club officials taking a “wait-and-see” approach on whether or not to join. When it’s suggested that the CPL is instantly creating eight to 10 competitors to the Fury for Canadian talent, Popovic is succinct: “Fantastic,” he says...

I think Mimglow posts on here sometimes.

Great article.  Thanks for the link.  Should be mandatory reading for any Canadian soccer fan.

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17 minutes ago, BringBackTheBlizzard said:

I have no idea what you think you are proving with that post? Two obvious problems from a CanPL standpoint are that the Roughriders are not the would be investors in Saskatchewan and it has permanently marked fieldturf unlike the CFL stadia in Winnipeg, Hamilton and Ottawa. My understanding is that the preferred option for Joe Belan in a Regina context was to use one of the grandstands of the old Taylor Field to create a new soccer specific stadium. Unfortunately, the City of Regina decided that it was better to send in the bulldozers and level the place completely instead.

 If the stadium is truly owned by the city and the Roughriders want no part of it then ****  roughRiders  and make a deal  with the city. What’s  going to make money  10 to 20,000  people in the seats for another 20 games or nothing at all? 

All  full turf is just ****  but  it’s something that we’re gonna have to live with in Canada. Maybe in a few years when CPL  explodes they can negotiate on getting better  turf or a hybrid system. 

 Maybe it’s just me but these pop-up stadiums that hold 5 to 10,000 people it’s kind of a joke.  Do we want first tier league or just a  another  version of NASL/USL? I understand A 5 to 10,000 stadium in a small city but not for Calgary,  Regina Halifax,  Victoria. Man even  Moncton is going have a bigger  stadium  then Calgary,  to me that’s a joke ! Maybe  my expectations are high but to me they should be. 

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I get it that the Saskatchewan Roughriders have permanently marked the fieldturf, but how much will it cost to rip it off and install a turf for multi purpose sports: soccer and football? I'm just curious?

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29 minutes ago, Pat Carrasco said:

I get it that the Saskatchewan Roughriders have permanently marked the fieldturf, but how much will it cost to rip it off and install a turf for multi purpose sports: soccer and football? I'm just curious?

less than building another stadium...

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28 minutes ago, Pat Carrasco said:

I get it that the Saskatchewan Roughriders have permanently marked the fieldturf, but how much will it cost to rip it off and install a turf for multi purpose sports: soccer and football? I'm just curious?

Every time I've heard about turf replacement, it's usually around the 1 - 1.5 million range. Of course those were several years ago, maybe it's up around 2 million now, but that's pure speculation on my part.

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Instead of replacing the turf from the beginning, especially if they are  worried about the sustainability of soccer, they could just paint over the other lines. It might not be perfect but would be a good temporary solution. 

My main concern with CFL stadia isn't the lines, it's the length of the field and the lack of close stands behind the goals. 

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