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Toronto's BMO Field Could Be Expanded In Effort To Host '17 Winter Classic
Published January 2, 2014
IS IT WORTH IT? YAHOO SPORTS CANADA's Andrew Bucholtz wrote it is "tough to see" BMO Field "working as a 40,000-seat stadium in general." Toronto FC "doesn't need the extra capacity at the moment, and while they might draw more fans if they start winning, it's a rare MLS team that can draw in that range." There is a "reason most MLS stadiums have a capacity of 25,000 seats or less." Even if the "considerable difficulties of convincing football and soccer teams to share a home are overcome, the Argonauts aren't going to draw 40,000 fans regularly." Only three CFL games "crossed the 40,000 mark this year." It would be "awfully difficult to make a business case for a 40,000-plus seat stadium as regularly needed for MLS or CFL games" (CA.SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 1/1).