The future of Ottawa (ON) Baseball Stadium, current home of the Intercounty Baseball League’s Ottawa Fats Cats, remains up in the air, as city staffers are working on a report on the ballpark’s future that is expected to be completed in April. Could the stadium be sold to a developer? One writer from the Ottawa Citizen newspaper ponders the signals being sent about the stadium’s future in light of the recent approval of a $8.8 million footbridge to link the stadium to transit, and the lack of consideration of a proposal (which looks to be a no-brainer to us) to move the Lansdowne Park winter soccer dome to the ballpark.
The dome is being forced out of Lansdowne Park because of the forthcoming reconstruction of Frank Clair Stadium, where the dome is erected on its artificial turf each winter. The city is contractually obligated to find a new suitable, central location for the indoor soccer operations. Interestingly, representatives from both Coliseum, Inc., the indoor sports tenant at Lansdowne Park, and the Fats Cats organization approve of moving the dome to Ottawa Baseball Stadium. Read more here.