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#81 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 December 2023 - 05:59 PM

It’s a 4pm game, reportedly.

#82 spanky123

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Posted 03 December 2023 - 09:13 AM

The City of Langford says they've been chatting with the CFL about a game since 2022.

 

I don't think discussions with Victoria would have been secretive, over a long period of time. Victoria as the location seems like a very recent shift. Maybe Langford wasn't willing to subsidize the event, and Victoria is?

 

Victoria was in discussions with the CFL shortly after Langford entered the picture. It wasn't a last minute thing, lots of local groups were involved.

 

As I mentioned, one of the important factors was hotel availability. Even without fans, two teams and their staff, the media and television crews and CFL staff required a lot of accommodation just for themselves. 


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#83 Mike K.

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Posted 03 December 2023 - 10:00 AM

I’m not sure if I can accept that, on face value.

We knew Langford was in discussions with the CFL, but Victoria kept it a major secret for a year and a half? That just doesn’t pass the sniff test.

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Posted 03 December 2023 - 10:03 AM

Did City council approve this, with an in-camera vote?

#85 LJ

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 07:53 PM

 

 

As I mentioned, one of the important factors was hotel availability. Even without fans, two teams and their staff, the media and television crews and CFL staff required a lot of accommodation just for themselves. 

Are they going to kick all the bums out of the hotels to accommodate them?


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