Even if the pandemic continues to cause havoc in Quebec, the leaders of Alouettes are already preparing for the next training season. However, there are still several unanswered questions.
The football match will proceed as usual or almost. Although the team is small, being with President Mario Cecchini is still common on the second floor.
Next month, he will meet with the manager responsible for the amateur experience of Percival-Molson Stadium during the game. Cecchini will discuss with him the halftime performance and the organization of the stadium.
Secini confirmed to the Montreal Journal: “Our goal is to compete with the audience.” Before considering this approach, we will focus on the evolution of the epidemic in the coming months. “
Currently, he does not have 25%, 50%, 75% or even 100% of the seating capacity of Percival-Molson Stadium to do any script. Last spring, it was mentioned that Alouettes might host 6,500 to 7,000 people in his home while respecting social distance.
Cecini said: “The key to our file will be handed over to public health. This is our outdoor stadium.” In fact, this is the case for eight of the nine teams on our tour. “
“Several things may happen in the coming months. We will also see the proportion of the population that will be vaccinated here and in other parts of Canada.”
The President designated communication with the Quebec Ministry of Public Health and government authorities.
“We maintain good communication with them. We are ready to share information with other organizations such as CF Montreal. On the other hand, I don’t think we need to form a common front with them in order to hear their voices in the field of public health.”
In the next few weeks, Cecchini will work hard to formulate a return to the game agreement to satisfy Horacio Arruda and his team. Other CFL teams will do the same with their respective provinces.
It is not ruled out that Commissioner Randy Ambrosie must also submit a detailed agreement to Health Canada. In short, there is still a lot of work to be done before the start of the 2021 season, which is scheduled to start on June 10.
Cecini’s plan is not out of touch with reality. It’s far from that. Although Major League Baseball, NFL, NBA and NHL can play behind closed doors, the Canadian Football League lives in a different economic reality.