MONCTON, NB – Will Moncton be able to land a CFL franchise in the years ahead?

The mayor thinks it’s possible after word Moncton Stadium will host another regular season game – this time between Hamilton and Montreal on September 21st.

Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc admits the city has a good friend and supporter in CFL commissioner Mark Cohon.

But he cautions a lot of things would have to fall into place if Moncton ever got a team.

“They (CFL) have to make sure Ottawa is back on its feet securely and successfully.  Then there has to be both national… or sufficient advertising in place to support a team,” says the mayor.

LeBlanc adds a potential team would also need a sizeable investment from the business community.

But he notes even one game will have a big impact on the local economy, based on the last game in 2011 which generated an estimated $4.5 to $6.5 million dollars.