- Toronto has -1000 odds and is the favorite to be the host city of a Canadian NFL franchise should one ever launch.
- Sportsbooks and betting fans alike are betting against a Super Bowl being held in Canada by 2030 with No having -15000 odds.
- No has -1200 odds for if there will be an NFL Franchise in Canada by Game 1 of the 2025 regular season.
TORONTO – Sportsbooks are asking the question, could an NFL franchise expand to Canada? And if so, which city will host the NFL team?
Canada is already home to the CFL and several top NFL players have come from Canada. In addition, an American league in the NBA has a franchise in Canada with the Toronto Raptors, showing the blueprint of how to operate with a Canadian team in a mostly US league.
Longshot NFL betting fans could turn out to be major winners betting on a potential Canada expansion.
NFL Meets Canada
“Will There Be An NFL Franchise In Canada For Game 1 Of The 2025 Regular Season”
- Yes +600
- No -1200
While sportsbooks and bettors alike are leaning against the idea of an NFL team launching in Canada anytime soon, there is a valid reason why taking Yes at +600 is a potentially profitable wager.
Pat Mazza, Canadian entrepreneur, author, and NFL team owner, is actively working towards bringing an NFL franchise to Canada within the next five seasons.
“It is my major short term goal that I obsess over daily.,” said. Mazza. “This is a non-question. I will be here in five years and I will be talking of how I pulled off actually bringing an NFL & NCAA team to Toronto after many have tried and failed.”
There have already been NFL games held in Canada and the NFL has held an event known as the NFL Experience – Toronto where the league has brought the NFL to their northern fans.
With a strong culture of fans already in Canada, the realistic next step would be an NFL team expanding north.
What City Will Get The First NFL Franchise
- Toronto -1000
The next question raised by sportsbooks is which city could be the likely home. Toronto, Ontario is the heavy favorite early on.
This is understandable. Toronto is a major Canadian city that already has an NBA team and the NFL would host its Canada game in Toronto every year until the contract ended in 2013.
The Toronto game, 2012.
The jersey rookie Russell Wilson wore that day is on display in @ProFootballHOF in Canton.
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) October 9, 2020
In 2021 there was talk of the Buffalo Bills playing in Toronto as a new stadium be built. The NFL already has close ties to Toronto so this would likely be the location for an NFL franchise.
Middle Of The Pact
- Montreal +1000
- Vancouver +1500
Due to location, Vancouver and Montreal are potential locations for a Canadian team. Vancouver is 32 miles north of the US border which would make traveling for teams a simple task
Montreal is even closer, only 30 miles from the US border and is close in proximity to New York City, home of the NFL’s headquarters.
- Winnipeg +5000
- Calgary +5000
For the opposite reason, it makes sense that Winnipeg and Calgary are viewed as longshot locations for an NFL franchise. Winnipeg Is 720 miles north of the US border and Calgary is 700 miles away from the nearest US city.
“Will The Super Bowl Be Held In Canada By 2030?”
- Yes +3000
- No -15000
An international Super Bowl taking place could be major for the NFL and put the league on a global scale. If there is already an NFL franchise active in Canada this could happen.
The NFL has its Super Bowl locations set through 2025, meaning they have not determined a location for Super Bowl’s following.
- Super Bowl LVII: February 12, 2023 – State Farm Stadium (Glendale, Arizona)
- Super Bowl LVIII: February 11, 2024 – Allegiant Stadium (Paradise, Nevada)
- Super Bowl LVIX: February 9, 2025 – Caesars Superdome (New Orleans, Louisiana)
While the league has given no indication that they are considering hosting the Big Game in Canada, things can change over the next few years. Taking the +3000 odds today could net major returns years from now and be a sound investment.
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