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Pondering Redevelopment of Ottawa’s Aging Ballpark, Dreaming of MLB Affiliation

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park has been identified by city staff as one of 20 possible locations to build affordable housing, giving council a clear option of what to do with the aging baseball stadium after the current lease expires.  Read more here.

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Neighborhood-Changing, Mixed-Use Development Envisioned for Montreal Ballpark

Stephen Bronfman and group are looking at building a new MLB ballpark in Pointe-Saint-Charles, on a federally owned, 8.5-hectare plot of land bordered very roughly by Bridge Street to the south, Mill Street to the east, the Peel Basin/Lachine Canal bike path to the north and the railway to the west.  Right now, the area is largely industrial.  Bronfman and his team want to work with developer Devimco to create a mixed-use project in the area.  Read more and view map hereRead more about Bronfman here.

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Montreal ‘Ready’ for MLB, Developer Working to Secure Land for Downtown Ballpark

Stephen Bronfman, the executive chairman of Claridge Inc. who leads a group of Montreal businesspeople seeking baseball’s return to Montreal, said Monday that he and development group Devimco are working towards securing land near downtown to build a stadium and land a Major League Baseball franchise.  Read more here.

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Latest on Montreal Baseball Project

The people trying to bring a Major League Baseball team to Montreal say the project would do best if a stadium was built downtown. The group released a study last week indicating that bringing the Expos back is financially viable, but a stadium with about 32,000 seats in a central location with public transit access would be best.  Read more here.

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Political Support for Montreal Ballpark Funding

Quebec’s three main political parties are open to the idea of providing public money for the construction of a new baseball stadium in downtown Montreal — as long as taxpayers aren’t left on the hook for the whole thing.  Read more here.

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Montreal Mayor Facing Ballpark Funding Challenge from Political Opponent

Projet Montréal (a municipal political party) Leader Valérie Plante and candidate Eric Alan Caldwell say while Mayor Denis Coderre is ready to give Major League Baseball a blank check in order to lure a team back to Montreal, their party won’t.  Read more here.

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Commissioned Montreal Baseball Stadium Designs Revealed

Montreal baseball fans are getting excited after hearing architecture firm Provencher Roy has created a series of designs for a potential stadium downtown.  Read more and view designs here.

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