Podcast Ep. 18: Anthony Leblanc on bringing the CFL to Halifax

anthony-leblanc-unbsbcAt the UNB Sports Business Conference earlier this year, we sat with former president & CEO of the Arizona Coyotes and one of the owners of a prospective Halifax CFL team, Anthony Leblanc to discuss the status of his group’s bid to bring the CFL to the Maritimes, why he believes the timing is right, potential stadium sites, and much more.

Editor’s note: this podcast was recorded on March 24, 2018.

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“It’s ironic that the one city he (CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie) went to that didn’t have a CFL team was Halifax.” Click To Tweet “We’re not just going after Haligonians. We’re not just going after other people in Nova Scotia. We want 30% of our attendees to come from New Brunswick, and PEI, and Newfoundland.” Click To Tweet “I can guarantee you it won’t be the Donairs.” Anthony Leblanc on @MaritimeFtball team name. Click To Tweet “I’ll guarantee you it will be ‘Atlantic’. I can’t tell you exactly what the actual nickname will be.” Click To Tweet “We think it’s in the 24,000 fixed range but expandable so we can go after events such as a Grey Cup and other international events…” Click To Tweet “A target would probably be 75% of the building sold on season tickets. That’s a hell of goal, but I think it’s achievable in this market.” Click To Tweet

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