The Canadian Football League (CFL) is looking to expand, with several options on the table, including Quebec City.
In an interview with TSN’s James Duthie before kickoff of the Gray Cup game between the Montreal Alouettes and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, commissioner Randy Ambrosie gave some interesting details about the circuit’s plans to add a new franchise.
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At the moment, he would like to give a city in the Maritimes a chance, but if that doesn’t work out, Quebec could very well be chosen to base the team there.
“If there comes a time when we realize we can’t do it now, then we’ll have to turn around, and that doesn’t mean we’re mad about Atlantic Canada,” he said on air. But we will try one last time and see what we can do.”
For him, Quebec would be a very logical choice.
“It’s a place with a lot of potential,” Ambrosie continued. We haven’t held formal talks on that topic, but we definitely have to open the door to this city.
Ambroise responds to the controversy
Since the excitement surrounding the match began, several people present at the venue noticed that the screen was mostly in English.
Obviously, many people didn’t like that, and Ambroise wanted to answer them.
“There’s a lot of (bilingual) product this week,” he said. In addition, I wear my scarf that has the league logo in both languages. We will always be the CFL/CFL League, there is no doubt about that.”
“I think we change depending on the market we’re in, more or less English or French. We sat down with Mike Weightman (Alouettes president) this week and we said “let’s meet after the Gray Cup to find a new strategy for our brands and our language strategy.”