The Atlantic Shanks and Atlantic Storm, according to a businessman who is trying to secure a franchise for the largest city in Atlantic Canada.
In an interview, Anthony LeBlanc's maritime football partnership would not say what the name has the upper hand, although many believe Schooners is a favorite favorite to be announced on Friday during the Gray Cup Edmonton celebrations.
"I'm surprised it's so close," he told Bellens about the competition.
Maritime football has put together an initial list of four possible names this month: the Atlantic admirals, the convoy, the storm and the losers.
People who laid the card deposits this season also have the opportunity to submit their team names, and at least two – Privateers and Destroyers – proved intriguing, LeBlanc said.
It is said that Privateers have been particularly favored, although in the end it can not be used.
"Unfortunately this (private) has been secured by a crash team that is coming into town," he said.
The exclusive competition is part of a season ticket launched two weeks ago.
LeBlanc said that his group has received more than 5,000 deposits so far, which for $ 50 places fans on the priority list for the season card and seat selection on the first come, first served as a base.
"When you make the idea that we have not done any paid marketing so far this number is pretty phenomenal," LeBlanc said. "I met CFL Board of Governors last week and they were delighted with the results."
Belbalan said details of a wider campaign would also be published on Friday.
He said in the past that it is important to get a "nice base" of season ticket holders to help fill the proposed 24,000-seat stadium, and he feels 12,000 is an achievable goal.
For its part, the Canadian Federal League said it has no minimum number of season tickets it wants to see.
The partnership's efforts to land the team cleared a big hurdle last month after the Halifax Regional Council directed a city team to conduct a case study business of the stadium's bid group. The partners offered vacant space in Shannon Park, on the eastern side of Halifax Port, the stadium's site, and say the $ 170 million to $ 190 million project will need public money.
He said his group met last week with the city's chief administrative officer, Eck Dubi, and another senior team "to discuss ideas and ideas."
He said that the goal is to present a package to the bear by early or mid-December so the analysis can be done in the proposed funding model for the stadium known as the Supplementary Tax Funding.
According to the proposal, the developers of Shannon Park will pay property tax on the land, but the money will be transferred by the municipality and will be returned as payment against the stadium debt.
Other options are also considered to help guide the overall bill, including an increase in hotel marketing levy and a new car rental tax.
"The biggest issue, and no one is deterred by it, is to find out the level of risk for each participant and what the level of risk is acceptable here," he said. "Everyone always said the same thing – they want to see the numbers, so that's what we're working on."
A public consultation on the proposed stadium site is expected to begin in January, in cooperation with the current owner, the Canadian Land Company.
Belbalan said he hoped the regional municipality's analysis would be available in early spring.
On Friday the team name Edmonton with CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie is scheduled to be simulcast at HFX Sports Bar at Halifax at 9:00. Local Time.
"I do not think it will be a stormy night," he told Blanc. "Of course everyone has their minds on what the team's name is going to be, I hope everybody embraces it is just fun."
Keith Dost, Canadian Press