Ottawa Still In The Expansion Mix

Ottawa Still In The Expansion Mix

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 12, 2008
  • Expansion Hopefuls, MLS Expansion, MLS Expansion, Ottawa Expansion

Seriously. As much as some thought their bid was a joke, Ottawa is not going down without a fight here as we head into almost less than a month before that expansion bid deadline that MLS dropped on potential cities.

Ottawa’s expansion group issued this press release in hopes to stay up with the competition. In all honesty, they got a long way to go before they will even be considered, even if the owners have deep pockets.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Sept. 12, 2008) – Eugene Melnyk, owner of Senators Sports & Entertainment (SSE), will hold a news conference to officially launch the bid to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Ottawa and present details to build a new world-class stadium.

The news conference will take place Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 9 a.m. at Scotiabank Place’s Gate 1 entrance.

Melnyk will be joined by SSE chief executive officer Roy Mlakar and chief operating officer Cyril Leeder. Members from all levels of the National Capital Region’s soccer community have also been invited.

What do you all think? Still a joke of a bid or do they have a realistic shot here?