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CFL’s Cohon wants more games in Moncton

Yesterday’s Touchdown Atlantic was the first CFL game in Moncton, but it likely won’t be the last.

Yesterday’s Touchdown Atlantic was the first CFL game in Moncton, but it likely won’t be the last.

Before yesterday’s contest had even ended, commissioner Mark Cohon told media he wants to work on a “multi-year commitment” after today’s New Brunswick election and wants to have a deal done in the next “30 to 60 days.”

“It’s really important we get this done as we start working on our schedule for next year,” he said.

The CFL hadn’t been to Atlantic Canada since a 2005 pre-season contest at Huskies Stadium in Halifax, back when Tom Wright was commissioner.

Cohon, who wants to see more seats added to the 20,725 that filled Moncton Stadium yesterday, said the first neutral-site, regular-season game in CFL history exceeded his expectations.

“This is more than we expected because the reaction of the fans has been so great,” Cohon said. “One game doesn’t make a season,” he added, “but there are some great first steps.”

 
 
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