Halifax-based CFL franchise to be named the “Atlantic Schooners” says Twitter

The proposed CFL team in Halifax will be called “The Atlantic Schooners.”

While the official announcement isn’t expected for a couple of hours, the Grey Cup Festival Twitter account appears to have let the, uh, fish out of the barrel.

Not that this should be any great surprise. While the Maritime Football Partnership, who are behind the bid for a tenth CFL team, said earlier this week that it was a “horse race” between Atlantic Schooners and Atlantic Storm, the group quietly registered a trademark for the way back in December 2017.

The team now has a name and 5,000 season ticket commitments. All it needs now is $200 million for a stadium.

UPDATE: Yeah, it’s Schooners.

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