In another sign that Ottawa isn’t too serious about keeping Ottawa Stadium open, the city is scheduling work sessions for the public to submit ideas for what should be build on the ballpark site in the future — with the assumption the ballpark is going away after this season.
The ballpark, the longtime home of the Ottawa Lynx (Class AAA; International League), was last used for pro ball by an independent Can-Am League team; a local semi-pro team is in the second year of a two-year lease. After that lease expires, the future of the ballpark will be debated.
And it doesn’t sound like baseball is anticipated to be part of the future. At best, the ballpark could survive as a mutliuse venue with the emphasis on soccer and concerts; at worst it will be torn down for further development.
As of now there are no rumblings from any pro league to place a team there; we think it would be perfect for a short-season NY-Penn League team, but apparently we’re close to being alone in that assessment.
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