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Ottawa committee approves $5.7M in ballpark improvements

We’re another step closer to affiliated ball returning to Ottawa, as a city finance committee today approved $5.7 million in spending on renovations to Ottawa Stadium for the 2013 season. The full Ottawa City Council is expected to approve the spending plan next Wednesday. Beacon Sports, a Boston-based finance firm, has been negotiating with the […]

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Ottawa out of running for SWB Yanks — but in line for affiliated ball

There’s virtually no chance the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) will be playing next season in Ottawa Stadium, but a Canadian ownership group is working to bring an Eastern League team to Canada’s capital city for 2013. Where the Yankees will end up remains a matter of conjecture, and the issue will be decided […]

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Ottawa: Ballpark should be converted to concert venue

Ottawa Stadium, the former home to International League and Can-Am League teams, should be converted to a multiuse concert and event venue, under a city-staff recommendation due for debate this week. The ballpark, formerly home to the Ottawa Lynx (Class AAA; International League) and two Can-Am League teams, is currently leased to a local semi-pro […]

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