Montreal Alouettes on the verge of being sold: report

The Montreal Alouettes could be on the brink of coming under new ownership, according to reporter Herb Zurkowsky.

Robert Wetenhall has owned the team since 1997 when he brought the team back from the brink of insolvency. He was responsible for the team’s successful relocation to Percival Molson Stadium and eventually expansion while overseeing the team’s run of dominance from 1999 to 2012 when the Als finished first in the East Division nine times in 14 seasons, winning three Grey Cups.

The team has fallen on hard times in recent years, missing the playoffs for four straight seasons, the longest streak in franchise history. The Alouettes have struggled at the gate as well as fans have tired of the perpetual on-field ineptitude.

Of course, speculation of Wetenhall’s departure has surfaced before, including in this Zurkowsky piece from the fall of 2016.  But at 83 or 84 – Wikipedia is strangely ambiguous about the issue – it’s fair to wonder how much longer Wetenhall’s run will last.

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie said all options are possible regarding the sale of the Alouettes.

It seems possible the Alouettes could be sold to Montreal-based people.

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