“As the oldest professional sports team in North America and one of the most storied franchises in Canadian football, the Argos feel a special responsibility to grow our great game,” said Bill Manning, President of the Toronto Argonauts.
“That’s why we agreed to move one home game out east, to contribute to the momentum behind the Schooners’ bid to make a CFL dream come true by making ours a coast to coast league.”
Since 2005, the CFL has hosted five games in Atlantic Canada including two exhibition games in Halifax and three regular season games all taking place in Moncton, NB.
The Maritimes don’t officially have a team yet but they do have a team name. The prospective ownership group of a tenth CFL franchise announced during Grey Cup week in Edmonton last month that a future team in Atlantic Canada would be named the Atlantic Schooners.