In a strong show of support for the Intercounty Baseball League’s Ottawa (ON) Fat Cats, the Ottawa Business Journal has purchased 1,000 season tickets that the publication will use to reward longstanding marketing clients. In other Fats Cats news, Ottawa City Councilman Bob Monette has promised to champion the fight at city hall to keep baseball alive and well at Ottawa Baseball Stadium. Read more here.
Local Business Journal, Councilman Show Support for Fat Cats
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3 responses to “Local Business Journal, Councilman Show Support for Fat Cats”
Agreed. I feel the trend for canadian professional baseball will be to go the independent league route though; much like how Calgary and Edmonton turned to getting Northern/golden/NAL teams. I could see them thriving under the right ownership group in either the Can-am League or the Atlantic League. The Fatcats ownership group have done an excellent job in selling there intercounty league franchise to the city (4200 season tickets sold and counting) and i think they could do the same with a higher calibre of independent baseball.
Do you think that New York-Penn League baseball would work in Ottawa?
If affiliated ball were to return to Ottawa, I think that would be the most likely scenario. Some folks are speculating about Double-A (Eastern League) or Triple-A (International League), but I don’t see it. Now, could New York-Penn League baseball work in Ottawa? The success potential for the New York-Penn League would be pretty much the same as it would be for any league. It all comes down to the ownership. One big challenge will continue to be building atmosphere in a half-empty, less-than-intimate, 10,000-seat stadium.