Say it with us #BCLions fans, this is OUR Den!
That tweet came across around one this afternoon. It’s a good idea, because the former dome was the Eskies, Bombers, Roughriders, Argos and Stampeders den as BC had a losing record on the shores of False Creek at 4-5 in 2014.
We are two days away from the home opener for the British Columbia Lions.
It seems I haven’t heard much about this squad. They had training camp at Kamloops. They were booted from BC Place for the Women’s World Cup. They had to play a preseason game at UBC. Then, with the hype of the CFL season opening, the Leos had a bye. Talk about Buzz Killington.
There was a special treat for the fans here on the left coast, the Leos opening game started at three on a Saturday afternoon from the capital of Canada.
In the meantime, the short season Class A baseball team, the Vancouver Canadians started the season and are drawing droves of fans to the refurbished Nat Bailey ball yard and beer garden.
It also doesn’t help the other football team that plays in BC Place, the Whitecaps, are on top of the table.
On the field, there have been a lot of changes for the Buono Bunch, or I guess it should be called Tedford’s team, after new head coach Jeff Tedford.
With brand new turf, which has not been played on by the guys in orange, and ex-Leo Kevin Glenn leading the Saskatchewans, I’m not sure how much home field advantage BC will have on Friday.
From marketing and putting behinds in seats perspective, this city’s oldest pro team seems to be at a disadvantage this summer.