There has been a lot of speculation recently that Jon Bon Jovi has been looking into buying the Buffalo Bills National Football team. Bon Jovi has recently been connected to Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment in his attempts to further his attempts to buy the team. Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment, under NFL rules and regulations, is unable to purchase the team themselves as the rule states that only an individual and not a corporation can own a team. This is where the connection to Jon Bon Jovi comes in as MLSE can still play a role in building a new facility to house the team without owning the team outright and still be involved in the team. Its unlikely however that the team will be sold by its current owner any time soon.
Forgetting about the fact that the team may not even be sold, I believe that moving a team into Toronto will not be as successful as they believe it will be. There will be direct competition to the CFL’s Toronto Argonaughts who have established a very large fan base in the Toronto area, and many people feel that the introduction of an NFL team into Canada will only hurt the CFL. The Bills have had games here in Toronto for the past few years, and year after year the attendance levels of the games have steadily declined. With that being said what do those statistics say for the success a permanent team would have in the city?
Do you think Toronto can support an NFL team?
Should a new stadium be built to accommodate them?
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