The Green and Gold of Edmonton

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Khansingh, Sep 7, 2002.

  1. Khansingh

    Khansingh New Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    The Luton Palace
    For those who care, the Edmonton Eskimos set a club attendence record of 61,481 tonight for the second leg of the Labour Day Classic, against provincial rivals, the Calgary Stampeders. The capacity of Commonwealth Stadium is 60,217. How did they do it? Edmonton area grade and middle school students got free vouchers when their parents purchased a regular admission ticket. For reference, these games (Labour Day Monday in Calgary and the following Friday in Edmonton) have been played for forty years now and have typically drawn around 50,000 since Commonwealth opened. Now I hate to ask a stupid question, but MLS does do this right? I know for a fact that teams do the Buck-a-Brat deal, but do they go to schools?

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