CFL general managers spent the day in Banff discussing the game with Commissioner Randy Ambrosie as both sides talked about how to make the game better.
At the end of the day, Riders head coach and general manager Chris Jones is coming away feeling good about the get-together.
When asked about the state of the game, Jones says he thinks the game is a good one, but says the landscape is changing and that the biggest hurdle is to keep people engaged in the game both at home or at the stadium.
He says the league is open to tweaking things to making the fan experience better with proof of that being the decision mid-season to tweak the challenge rule.
Speaking on “Sportscage” Wednesday afternoon, Ambrosie told 620 CKRM’s Rod Pedersen that while he feels the game is in a good place, the league can do better.
“As football guys you can relate is the message I told to the group today,” Ambrosie said. ” No group is ever satisfied, and that is the same approach we should have to the business. I asked to come in representing their team, but I also asked them to wear a CFL hat at this meeting, think together at growing the game and how to we help one another because it benefits everyone. I know we can build a bigger, stronger CFL.”
While delivering a pitch to the GM’s Wednesday, Ambrosie will be speaking with club presidents Thursday about the business of the game while also letting them speak to him about a variety of issues important to the overall health of the league.