Ottawa Council Approves Double-A Deal

The Ottawa City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a deal with Beacon Sports of Boston to bring a Double-A Eastern League franchise to Ottawa Stadium beginning in 2013.  No word yet on the franchise slated for relocation, but all signs continue to point toward the Binghamton Mets.  Read more here.

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4 responses to “Ottawa Council Approves Double-A Deal

  1. patrick

    Well Alan you nailed it since bmets are going to leave binghamton for ottawa when will the annoucement be made?

    • ballparkbiz

      No matter which team(s) might be on the move, I would expect the parties to do everything possible to keep a lid on it until after the season, as such news could harms revenues.

      Alan

  2. patrick

    so is it a done deal bmets will fond fairwell to binghamton and nyseg stadium after this year? how do you see this play out alan?

    • ballparkbiz

      Well, all signs are still pointing toward the B-Mets. Do I think it’s a done deal? Yes. Quite frankly, I don’t think the negotiations in Ottawa would have gone anywhere without a deal already being done or very close to being done for an existing Double-A club. If it’s the B-Mets, Binghamton wouldn’t be without baseball for long. A NYPL, indy pro, or PGCBL team would step in to fill the void. Despite any denials or obliviousness by the folks in Batavia, the Muckdogs would likely be on the move. The team is for sale, and the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings would likely encourage a sale in order to capitalize on the hefty pay out they negotiated for operating the club at a loss for the local owners over the past few years.

      Alan

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