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New for 2015: Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park

Ottawa ChampionsNaming rights to Ottawa Stadium have been sold as the Ottawa Champions (independent; Can-Am League) prepare for an inaugural season at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is an assurance, tax and advisory firm. Terms of the multiyear agreement were not disclosed. The team takes the field for the first time on May 22. It’s expected that the ballpark will end up being known by the simpler RCGT Park.

“The Ottawa Champions couldn’t be happier to have Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton on board as our naming rights partner,” said Ottawa Champions Majority Owner Miles Wolff. “It shows a genuine commitment to see baseball succeed in Ottawa by our local business community and especially a pillar like Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.”

“It is a pleasure for Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton to partner with the Ottawa Champions for their upcoming inaugural season and beyond,” said Jean Schnob, Vice-President of the Ottawa and Outaouais Regions. “Our commitment to the local community in Ottawa aligns very well with the Champions’ focus on our City and we are excited to have our name associated with Ottawa’s professional baseball brand.”

The City of Ottawa owns the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park and finding a naming rights partner was a priority for them.

“Since announcing the return of baseball to Ottawa, a priority for us has been to secure a naming rights partner,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “With an established name such as Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, we believe we can foster a strong, mutually beneficial foundation in the community.”

The City of Ottawa is currently investing $2 million into improvements for Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park, including refurbished suites and other fan-facing aspects that will improve the fan experience at the ballpark.

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