Canadian Premier league

Discussion in 'Canada' started by mikehurst21, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  2. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  4. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
     
  5. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    To further my point that I think Montreal will win the Canadian Championship.

    They played 6 young Canadians (mostly Quebecers) and played great football holding DC United 0-0

    Toronto looks solid but 1 injury away from being ordinary...

    Vancouver have some work to do...

    Ottawa's still an embarrassing mess...
     
  6. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Soccer Night in Canada
    One of the best outcomes for the league. Coast to coast 100% free TV accessible to ALL Canadians
     
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  7. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  8. CANPRO

    CANPRO Member+

    Dec 23, 2002
    2 weeks away. Can't wait. The fact that this is a league from scratch makes it so fascinating. There aren't really any favorites because it's impossible to know how each team stacks up with each other.

    I also can't wait for CPL vs MLS teams in the Canadian championship.

    I don't believe the level is going to be on par with MLS in the beginning but the professionalism and quality of this league is going to surprise a lot of neutrals.

    I finally get to watch soccer where Canadians are the focus and not an after thought.
     
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  9. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Attendance is looking okay too.. Halifax and the Forge are looking really promising, Pacific and York 9 seem to be struggling some, but I like that York sold out their 1,200 allotment for the inaugural game, so they could actually be pretty solid.
     
  10. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    York most expensive season tickets are nearly sellouts as well. General Attendance is unknown but looks like we're about to find out.
     
  11. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think this tweet is fairly well in line with my impressions of where the teams are:



    I would like to see all the teams in the 3k range for STH as it would make 5k a game an easy reach for the teams. But 2 weeks out from real games and the atmosphere could draw them in..

    I think Halifax might regret not having a larger stadium, tho.. I think they could have averaged 10k out the door, but its an erector set stadium, so adding seats shouldn’t be too hard.. hopefully the numbers will justify a permanent stadium as well
     
  12. CANPRO

    CANPRO Member+

    Dec 23, 2002
    Valour has really dropped the ball. They had early positive momentum from local soccer fans but their ownership group (CFL Bluebombers) have done absolutely nothing to market the team or build hype. A real waste.

    As a former FC Edmonton season ticket holder in the NASL - Ive seen first hand you only get one first impression with a city. You can't fix an initial lack of hype/interest.
     
  13. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    There have been different numbers in different articles but it seems like the league is saying teams need to draw around 6000 average to be viable.

    Based on articles I've seen and looking at the teams' websites for buying tickets:

    Hamilton and Halifax are fine.

    Edmonton should be okay. They are going to come in under 6000 since their stadium only seats ~5100 but they look like they have a chance of selling out most of their games. I'm assuming they took their stadium size into account when they priced their tickets.

    Victoria, Calgary, and (especially) Winnipeg look like they need to pick it up. Lots of unsold tickets.

    York I can't tell because there isn't much information available and their ticket website doesn't let you see a stadium map that shows sold and unsold seats.

    So from the current vantage point we have three teams looking good, three teams that need to improve, and one question mark.

    I hope the league publishes attendances for each game in the game reports.
     
  14. RocketRobin

    RocketRobin Member

    Canada
    Feb 3, 2007
    Toronto
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  15. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  16. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  17. CANPRO

    CANPRO Member+

    Dec 23, 2002
    That doesn't mean there's talent in Toronto, it means that parents have money and La Liga sees a business opportunity. Just ask Barca about their Canadian academies.
     
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  18. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Beacon NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There are 4 Barca academies in Canada: "Players can train either two or three times each week, with a competitive match every 15 days. Prices range from $950 plus tax to $2,950 plus tax, as well as the cost of uniforms."
     
  19. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  20. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    #3145 Robert Borden, Apr 17, 2019 at 8:57 AM
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019 at 9:05 AM
    This is a genius move by the CPL. In terms of marketing planning, they've exceeded all expectations. They will most likely announce that the 1st inaugural game will be on CBC, free for all to watch from coast to coast.
     
  21. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  22. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  23. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  24. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  25. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada

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