On November 12 and 13, the council held a public debate to discuss what should be done with the area at Lansdowne Park. Guest speakers included CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon and former Rough Riders Jock Climie and Mark Kosmos, who presented their case as to why the Lansdowne Live group was an important contributor to the city of Ottawa. The following Monday, November 16, ...
The 104th Grey Cup (branded as the 104th Grey Cup presented by Shaw for sponsorship reasons) was a Canadian football game that was played on November 27, 2016, between the Calgary Stampeders and the Ottawa Redblacks, which decided the champion for the 2016 CFL season. In an upset, Ottawa defeated the heavily favored Stampeders 39–33 in overtime to win a ...
History of the Redblacks
The Ottawa Redblacks are a professional Canadian Football League (CFL) team based in the nation’s capital. The franchise was founded in 2002 as part of the CFL’s expansion into Ontario and has since become one of the most successful teams in league history. They have won three Grey Cup championships, two division titles, and four Eastern Division finals appearances in their short existence.
Since their inception, Ottawa Redblacks fans have been some of the most passionate supporters across Canada, with an unwavering commitment to cheering on their team both at home games at TD Place Stadium or while watching from afar during away games. Fans come out head-to-toe wearing red and black apparel to show how much they love this football squad! They also take pride in supporting local businesses that sponsor them, such as Scotiabank Fieldhouse, where many player events are held each season for all ages, including autograph signings or interactive experiences like “touchdown celebrations” with players after every score against opponents!
Sports fanatics who want to learn more about this fantastic team's history can visit The Wall Of Honour located inside TD Place Stadium, which showcases memorable moments from past seasons along with retired jerseys from legendary players like Henry Burris, who led them to victory back when he was starting quarterback for two consecutive years (2015 & 2016). This wall serves as a reminder and celebrates those athletes whose hard work helped shape what we know today - A proud organization full of dedicated individuals striving towards excellence on & off the field!
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2013 – Present / Canadian Football League
2013 - Present / Ottawa Redblacks
Redblacks - The Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL) have a nickname that is unique and steeped in history. The origin of their name dates back to the late 1800s when a group of local sportsmen formed an amateur football team called the “Red Blacks.” This team was one of many early attempts to establish organized football teams in Canada’s capital. Still, it would eventually be disbanded due to a lack of interest and support from its members.
Fast forward over 100 years later, and you have today's modern version - The Ottawa Redblacks! In 2013, after much anticipation and excitement among CFL fans across Canada, it was announced that Ottawa had been awarded an expansion franchise for 2014 season play. During this period, several potential nicknames were being considered by fans and league officials; however, none seemed to fit quite right until someone suggested bringing back the old moniker used by those original players – “The Red Blacks” or simply "Redblacks."
This suggestion quickly gained traction with both supporters & detractors alike, who cited various reasons why they felt this name should stay or go away permanently! Ultimately though, after much debate & discussion amongst all parties involved, it was decided that “Redblacks" would become official for our beloved hometown team here in Ottawa!
Not only does this nickname pay homage to our past sporting traditions, but it also serves as a reminder of how far we've come since then- from small beginnings with just a few dedicated individuals playing on makeshift fields around town into full-fledged professional organizations competing against some of best talent North America has offered each week during regular season games plus playoffs too if lucky enough make them each year!! So next time you're watching a game, don't forget to show your appreciation not only for current players, coaches, staff, etc but also for those brave souls who helped pave the way so long ago without whom none of us might even enjoy great sport today!!!
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2014 - Present / TD Place Stadium
2014 - Present / Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group
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