Just days before the Grey Cup game, and the Conference Board of Canada is out with a report listing the top six Canadian communities that would be potentially viable if the CFL decided to expand.
One of those communities is Waterloo Region.
The board’s Centre for Municipal Studies Director, Mario Lefebvre says “There is definitely room for more than eight teams in the Canadian Football League, based on our analysis of the population size, income levels and corporate headquarters of potential markets.”
The report says, of the six communities, Quebec City seems to fit the bill the best when it comes to population, income and corporate headquarters.
Waterloo Region’s key pluses include a wealthier market when it comes to income per capita.
However, the board stresses it would be a longshot compared to some of the other centres.
Working against our area is the fact we are a one to two hour drive from two existing CFL teams: the Tigers Cats and the Argos and it warns that “could take the area beyond its football saturation point.”
Other cities listed include Ottawa, London, Halifax and Moncton.