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Published on May 30, 2010 12:45 PM by dbo.
A profile story on the background of the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment partners Roger Greenberg, John Ruddy, Bill Shenkman and Jeff Hunt recounts how they got together to bring football back to Ottawa. The stadium project was literally forced upon them when the city refused in 2007 to enter into a lease agreement for 10 games a year due to the $100 million cost to fix the stadium.
This has resulted in a much broader plan to revitalize the whole park which will provide a stronger attraction for football and other events at Lansdowne. Ottawa should be thankful there are private citizens with the desire and capacity to commit to this project. Every city has to take the private/public opportunities that present themselves to build something for the community.