Hoops Surge in Canada

G&M Basketball Photo

Friday’s Globe and Mail has a good article on the growth of basketball in Canada. Timothy Costigan, chair of the Bay Street Hoops tournament in Toronto, is quoted as saying:  ”I think it’s foreseeable that in this city, basketball will be more popular than hockey in the next 10 years.”

SRG’s research in 2006 had a similar conclusion, suggesting a 56% increase in the fan base for the sport for the next 10 years.  For detailed analysis, you can view the full release here (caution: PDF link).