The Riders and Argos are headed to the East Coast this summer and it looks like tickets are already moving briskly.
A pre-sale began recently for the game on July 25 and at the rate they’re moving, there might not be much left when tickets go on sale to the public on March 10.
Granted, capacity isn’t all that high. The stadium at St. Mary’s University usually holds 3,500 people with plans to expand the facility to 10,000 for the game.
Regardless, the rate at which the tickets are moving has to be seen as a positive sign.
There’s still some loose ends to be tied up for the event, as the league is looking for $200,000 in funding from Halifax City Council. According to the request given to council, the money would be used not only for a game this year but the next two as well. It’s unclear what would happen should the league not receive the funding. A report is due back in May.
The CFL has played four regular season games in Moncton, New Brunswick as part of the Touchdown Atlantic series. The University of Moncton’s Stade Croix-Bleue Medavie was the site for each of those match ups.