Quote Originally Posted by gilligan View Post
Other than the most recent game, the CFL has drawn well enough considering it is exhibition games. The 4778 is horrible though. You'll get no argument from me on that.

I still believe that making it a regular season game would make a difference.
We'll have to agree to disagree on that one, what you see as "well enough" I see as disappointing since it was the 1st ever CFL game in Qc. And exhibition or not they didn't even fill the seats.
For comparison sake....here are the R&O attendance number in 2003. More than 13000 people showed up to see Laval humiliate the Gaiters 92-3 so it can't be about the quality of the game for sure..
2003 attend la.jpg.

What you have in Quebec City is what I call a Reverse-Baltimore. In the US Football popularity grew from the College teams to the Pros. Baltimore had no College teams worth mentioning so when a Pro franchise went there....the city went nuts and Baltimore fans adopted the team . in Qc there were no pro team.....and the R&O filled the void.