The CFL was long-prepared for the Alouettes’ demise. Among potential suitors for the troubled franchise was Montreal businessman and Montreal Expos founder Charles Bronfman. Bronfman had made it clear to the league that he would not deal with Skalbania, but would be willing to establish what would technically be an expansion team if the Alouettes ceased operations. On May 14, 1982, a day after the ...
Off the field, financial losses mounted, the team’s attendance had dropped to under 10,000 a game, and the league’s presenting television sponsor (Carling O’Keefe brewery) dropping out prior to the 1987 season proved to be a death blow for the franchise. Bronfman made it clear he would not field a team for the 1987 season unless the club sold thousands ...
On May 14, 1982, a day after the original Alouettes franchise folded, Bronfman founded a new team under the name Montreal Concordes. This team inherited the Alouettes' franchise history and players.
1982 - 1986 / Canadian Football League
1982 - 1986 / Montreal Concordes
Concordes - The Concorde name was chosen for its bilingualism. It originated from the latin motto of Montreal, Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) but also played on the supersonic passenger jet Concorde, though the team logos reflected the latin motto origin.
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1982 - 1986 / Olympic Stadium
1982 - 1986 / Charles Bronfman
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