Argonauts close to being sold to Bell, MLSE's Larry Tanenbaum
CFL team would move to BMO Field
The Toronto Argonauts are on the verge of being sold to Bell and MLSE chairman Larry Tanenbaum.
A league source confirms that the sale of the CFL team is imminent.
The deal would pave the way for the Argos to play in BMO Field, pending renovations needed to accommodate the CFL field.
Absent from the deal is Rogers, which is part of the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment ownership group with Bell and Tanenbaum.
Rogers was reportedly not interested in acquiring the football team.
Rogers, which owns the Rogers Centre and Toronto Blue Jays, prompted the Argos' search for a new home by telling them the plan to install grass into the dome meant they had to leave.
The Argos are owned by David Braley, who also owns the B.C. Lions.