Thursday, 5 July 2012

Could the Montreal Alouettes sellout their first home game?

On the eve of the Montreal Alouettes home opener versus the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, what could be the attendance on Friday night?

Last year proved to be difficult for the Montreal organization as they failed to muster a single sellout. It was further cemented when the team failed to generate a big crowd for their annual Olympic Stadium game when they lost to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the CFL playoffs.

Even though former team president Ray Lalonde mentioned that construction on the surrounding streets outside the stadium hindered travel plans for fans. Could the real reason be the overall interest has waned?  

With Mark Weightman in the fold as C.O.O., he has a lot on his plate to reinvigorate the fan base to come back in droves in hopes of consistently having sellout games again.

With their city sports cousin in the Montreal Impact off to a decent start in the MLS standings, so far they have yet to generate regular sellouts at the refurbished Stade Saputo. Could this be the opening the Alouettes have been looking for to regain the family dollar to come back to their home games?

Even though the Alouettes were outclassed in their road loss to the Calgary Stampeders, could the fans be turned off by the week one performance to not show up on Friday night?

Right now, there are a lot of questions than answers hovering over the Alouettes. If they perform well against the Blue Bombers, it will be a small step in reviving the interest for this football team.

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