The CFL has told the Toronto Argonauts they cannot play their 2010 home games at BMO Field, because the stadium's dimensions do not suit a standard football playing field.
The Argos made the announcement yesterday morning, roughly a week after the league's management council, made up of team presidents and general managers, came to a strong consensus against the move during meetings in Las Vegas.
The Argos have no lease for the 2010 season at their current home - the Rogers Centre - and will have to negotiate one in the coming weeks.
The possibility of moving to 20,000-seat BMO Field, home of Major League Soccer's Toronto FC, had been proposed by Argos co-owners David Cynamon and Howard Sokolowski during a CFL board meeting the day before last month's Grey Cup game in Calgary.
The league made no decision at that time, asking for a feasibility study, which was completed shortly after the Grey Cup.
"We accept the study's main finding that while BMO Field is a fine facility, our unique brand of Canadian football could not be played there in its current state," the Argos said.
"In particular, extensive field measurements performed by a surveyor have indicated BMO Field cannot adequately accommodate our game."
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