Monday, February 23, 2009

Governments trying to sponsor CFL

Tough economic times or not, the federal government seems to think coast-to-coast CFL action should be a priority. Apparently Moncton, New Brunswick could host a CFL regular season game in 2010 as part of an annual "Atlantic Bowl." However, the project is going to get a lot of government backing according to a blog post quoting the Times and Transcript,

Premier Shawn Graham and Moncton-East Liberal MLA Chris Collins travelled to Montreal last fall to meet with Cohon and CFL team owners during last fall's Grey Cup to discuss bringing CFL football to Moncton.

Graham said yesterday that the Atlantic Bowl fits into his government's vision of Moncton as the entertainment hub of Atlantic Canada.

"The fact that the commissioner has taken time out of his schedule to be here speaks volumes for his commitment of trying to develop and Atlantic Bowl that is going to be positioned in Moncton."

Graham said each level of government has a role to play in making the event happen.

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