Renegades Team FormationThe Ottawa Renegades returned Canadian Football League action to Canada’s capital in 2002. Ottawa had been without a team since 1996 when the Ottawa Rough Riders folded. The logo chosen draws similarities to the logo used by the Rough Riders for much of their existence up until 1992. The Renegades played four seasons and never qualified for the playoffs.
No Return to CFLWith the team losing $3.8 million in 2005, and the possibility of losing an additional $2.3 million to $5.8 million in 2006, the organization requested financial assistance from the CFL, which the league was not willing to provide. On March 22, 2006, Bernie Glieberman decided to stop funding the Renegades. While the CFL previously took over operations of the Toronto Argonauts and ...
History of the Renegades
The Ottawa Renegades were a Canadian Football League franchise based in Ottawa, Ontario founded in 2002, six years after the storied Ottawa Rough Riders folded. After four seasons, the Renegades franchise was suspended indefinitely by the league due to financial instability, and its players were absorbed by the other teams in a dispersal draft.
After two years in limbo, the Renegades franchise was awarded to Jeff Hunt, best known as the owner of the Ottawa 67's, in March 2008. The new franchise was revived in 2014 and rebranded as the Ottawa Redblacks. For historical purposes, the CFL classifies the Redblacks, Renegades, and Rough Riders as one discontinuous franchise.
2002 - 2006 / Canadian Football League
2002 - 2006 / Ottawa Renegades
Renegades - The franchise returned to Ottawa from 2002 - 2006 as the Renegades, which was selected by the owners from fan submissions.
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2002 - 2006 / Frank Clair Stadium
2006 / Bernie Glieberman, Bill Smith and Brad Waters
2002 - 2005 / Bill Smith, Gillis, Kisma, Brad Waters and Baker
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