While I'm sure this will be considered as disrespectful to the people of Saskatoon, it is not meant to be that way and if you take it as such, I do apologize in advance. However, I have just one question to ask of those who are still pursuing a CFL franchise for your city. That question is "Why are you trying to destroy the Riders?"
Saskatchewan simply can't support two CFL teams. We may be able to at some point in the future, but that time is a long ways away as far as I'm concerned. In fact, I think your chance of being home to an NHL team is greater than that of being a CFL city.
What makes the Riders great and unique is the fan base. People come from all over this fine province of ours to watch the football team do their thing. Yes, I would say over 75 percent of that group is from within a 100 kilometer radius of Regina, but are you going to tell me that people from Saskatoon, the Battlefords, Prince Albert, Nipawin, etc. etc. etc would make that trek to Mosaic Stadium or whatever the new stadium is called the way they do now. Do you think those in the southern half of the province would go to Saskatoon for games. No they wouldn't---unless it was a game between Saskatoon and Regina and yes, the first thing that would be done would be to change the name of the team to Regina, because they are no longer a Saskatchewan team.
While Regina is in the midst of getting its own stadium----one that will be costly, Saskatoon doesn't have a facility to house a team. Please don't tell me that PCS Park could be modified to CFL standards because you need a modern day stadium and not a university one to succeed. That would also cost money---money that simply isn't there.
The corporate support that the Riders get from places like Saskenergy and others would have to be split in two. Those dollars are the lifeblood of the football team and now you are asking to divide the pie? Lets be realistic here. Continuing this dream of having a CFL team will not only kill the popularity and the financial success of the Riders as we know it now and your team will also suffer. When you tell someone you are from Saskatchewan---they automatically associate it with the Riders. Its just like you say Yorkton and you think Terriers, you say Weyburn and you think Red Wings. The Riders are fine without any provincial competition, their bank account is fine and their future is fine and will be once ground is broken on the new stadium. If the truth is that you are jealous over the fact that Regina is getting a stadium and you're not, I say get over it and try to lure the NHL to Saskatoon with the building you already have and the building that won't be coming to Regina anytime soon.
This dream is just a pipedream. The chances of me having an affair with Jennifer Aniston are about as remote as this happening sometime over the next 25 years. Please move on to another idea, because this one is just not going to fly.