Toronto mayor would like to lure an NFL franchise

Toronto has hosted a regular-season NFL game for the last three years now as the Buffalo Bills have taken a home game north of the border since 2008.

Now, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he’d like to lure an NFL franchise to the fourth-largest market in North America.

According to the CBC, Ford says four groups have approached the city about bringing a team to Canada. Ford is a known football fan who has coached high school football.

It’s a nice idea but Toronto would need to build a stadium larger than the Rogers Centre. The NFL seems more intent on expanding to Europe too. Toronto is home to the Argonauts of the CFL.

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