After former owner of the BC Lions Football Team David Braley passed away in October of last year the team announced a new owner today.
Amar Doman of South Asian descent is the new owner of the BC Lions Football team.
He shared his love for the sport at the BC Lions training facility in Surrey today where the announcement of him buying the team took place and how much he wants the team to go places.
Exciting day for @BCLions and @CFL as the @BCLions have a new owner Amar Doman of @FuturaCorporation speaks on being the new owner and wants the @BCLions to win their 1st home game tomorrow night. pic.twitter.com/pDmgyiReyW— Darpan Magazine (@darpanmagazine) August 18, 2021
Doman owns The Futura Corporation. Doman has over 25 years of experience in the lumber and re-manufacturing industy as well as in public and private investments.
The Futura Corporation into one of the largest and fastest growing companies in Canada.
He spoke about how he will push the legacy of the BC Lions Team forward and how proud he is being a visible minority to own the team.
@BCLions new owner Amar Doman has scored a touchdown being a South Asian man to own the franchise. He speaks to what this means for him as a person of color and how he hopes to carry the legacy of the team on. #sports #football #CFL #BC #BCLions pic.twitter.com/7MJF2Ufefz— Darpan Magazine (@darpanmagazine) August 18, 2021
He proudly showed of his BC Lions personalized jersey.
CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie also spoke to the importance of inclusiveness and diversity and how incredible it is to have Doman as part of the league.
The Lions do have work to do as the team has nosedived in the Vancouver's sports market.
The Lions play their 1st home game tomorrow night since 2019 against the Elk's at BC Place Stadium.