While I understand what you are saying, I disagree. As an example, I've been to all sorts of CFL at Skydome. CFL fans are a pretty decent bunch for cheering; they are fans of the game because it's not like there are a bunch of corporate suits out there trying to impress people. Skydome with 19 000 fans is dead no matter how hard the fans try. Skydome with 40 000+ of those same fans is a great venue. True. I'd rather have a team to watch in Ottawa than not even if the games are played in front of 5000 people in a 30 000 seat stadium. And 5000 would be enough to support a team. It would be a lot more enjoyable, however, to watch a game with 5000 people in a 5000 or even 6000 or 7000 seat venue. Especially for the casual fan who comes to one game just to check things out. I think you'd have a much better chance to attract and keep non-die hards in a smaller venue. The most important thing, of course, would be just to get a team.