Saskatchewan

Brad Wall views CFL in Saskatoon as speculation

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall offered his view about talk about a second professional football club in the province, based in Saskatoon, saying it sounds like speculation to him.

Wall keen on his collection of Roughrider 'green'

The notion of a CFL franchise in Saskatoon has generated considerable talk. (CBC)

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall offered his view about talk about a second professional football club in the province, based in Saskatoon, saying it sounds like speculation to him.

Earlier in the week it was learned that officials from Saskatoon's Credit Union Centre, the city-owned sports and recreation venue, had been exploring the notion of a CFL franchise for several years.

On Thursday, Wall gave a decidedly tepid assessment of the idea of two CFL teams in the province.

"It's hard to see the business case for that," Wall said. "But if it's a private sector affair, who knows what will happen? I think it's more speculation at this point than anything."

When pressed further by reporters about which team he'd cheer for if there were two clubs, Wall drew some laughter with his response:

"It's hard imaging myself cleaning out all of that green in my closet," he said. "I don't think that's ever going to happen."

With files from CBC's Steve Pasqualotto

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