On May 13, 1982, Maritime Professional Football Club Ltd. was granted a conditional expansion franchise by the Canadian Football League’s board of governors with unanimous approval. The team was to pay a $1.5 million expansion fee by May 1, 1983 and could begin to play in 1984 if a suitable 30,000 seat stadium were built in time for the league ...
The Schooners proposed home was a 34,000-seat stadium located on leased land in the city of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, said to be built at a cost of $6 million. When the franchise was awarded, it was still being debated between the mayors of Halifax and Dartmouth where the new stadium should be built as both wanted the team in their respective cities. ...
History of the Schooners
The Atlantic Schooners were a conditional Canadian Football League (CFL) expansion team that was to begin to play in 1984 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. However, team owners could not secure funding for a stadium and the franchise application was withdrawn 13 months after it had been submitted.
The Atlantic Schooners name was revived in 2018 as the name of a proposed CFL expansion team.
1982 - 1983 / Canadian Football League
1982 - 1983 / Atlantic Schooners
Schooners - On November 3, 1982, the team name Atlantic Schooners was officially announced by Albrecht at a press conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was selected based on a study followed by a name-the-team contest in which "schooner" was the winning selection. Other names that were considered by Donoval were Atlantic Windjammers and Atlantic Storm.
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1982 - 1983 / Could not secure a stadium
1982 - 1983 / Maritime Professional Football Club Ltd. (Included John Donoval, J. I. Albrecht, and R. B. Cameron)
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