"From a business standpoint, professional soccer is a tremendous asset for the stadium. We'll have as many as 20 dates for soccer, 10 for CFL football and, potentially, dates for Carleton Ravens and Ottawa Gee-Gees football, along with outdoor stadium concerts. It'll be a busy place and a tremendous environment in which our community can gather."What's the old saying, two is company, three is a crowd? It is hard to imagine two CIS football teams sharing the same space, should Carleton revive its program. Waterloo got its own field for a reason. At the same time, the possibility should not be automatically dismissed, but in football, competing interests tend to be territorial (it is, after all, a violent ground-acquisition game and don't we love it for that reason).
Jeff Hunt's strategy is also to drive the point home that there would be more sports events than the CFL at a rebuilt Lansdowne Park. The Lansdowne issue might be a little broad for this blog, so a longer post is up at Out of Left Field.