Kingston Posted April 11, 2022 Share Posted April 11, 2022 45 minutes ago, Ansem said: I don't know, I keep seeing the "historical" argument being brought up from the CSL/NASL years. I don't dismiss it but CPL is very much so set up far differently. Let's just start with the owners, Cavalry owners are very rich and own the grounds...this is a significant advantage. (+ expensive tickets 😉). The league seems to have found way to diversify its revenue streams and working on improving on that front. Add the media deal with MediaPro + CanMNT going to the world cup and you seriously can make the case that the league is going to be fine. If the league was similar to what was done in the old days, COVID would have killed it. Multiple revenue streams, instead of only tickets, will help. Not enough to keep the Faths in Edmonton, apparently, but it will help. I'm not convinced about the World Cup bump. We haven't seen rivalry bumps if you actually look at the attendance stats. But it won't hurt. A rich owner buys you time and paves over rough patches. Real financial success, however, involves a profit so that you don't fail when the owner gets tired of his toy. Also, a rich owner in Calgary is great for them. You still need enough successful teams for a league for them to play in. Again, I really want the CPL to survive and thrive. I'm not yet ready to call that accomplished, though. ted 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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