The turf has been installed! Check out the photo above courtesy of mayor Jim Watson’s twitter feed.
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About the REDBLACKS
The Ottawa RedBlacks (stylized by the Ottawa ownership group in all-caps as REDBLACKS)(French: Le Rouge et Noir d’Ottawa) are a professional football team based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, who play in the East Division of the Canadian Football League. The team planned to begin play in 2010, until cracks in the concrete structure in the south stands of Frank Clair Stadium led to the demolition of those stands; the league later set a date of 2013 for the team’s debut, but lawsuits forced the delay of construction on the stadium to be pushed back even further.
This will be the third CFL team to play in the city. The Ottawa Rough Riders, formed in 1876, was a founding member of the CFL in 1958 and played until 1996. A new Ottawa franchise was formed as the “Renegades” in 2002, and lasted until the end of the 2005 season.
REDBLACKS/Fury New Home – TD Place
TD PLACE at Lansdowne is Ottawa’s exciting new urban sports and entertainment destination, featuring a spectacular 24,000 seat outdoor stadium and newly refurbished 10,000 seat indoor arena. TD Place will be the home of the new Ottawa REDBLACKS of the CFL, the NASL’s Ottawa Fury FC, and the Ottawa 67’s of the OHL. It will host concerts and performances by headline acts and entertainers the year-round. And it will all be surrounded by the restaurants, clubs, shops, services and excitement of the all-new Lansdowne community!
TD Place will become a year-round entertainment venue, hosting large outdoor concerts and performances in the stadium, and medium-sized concerts and performances in the arena.
It’s been home to CFL and Grey Cup drama, FIFA Women’s World Cup games, FIFA U-20 World Cup games, performances by the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and the Tragically Hip. And now the stadium at TD Place has been transformed into a 24,000-seat venue that includes a dramatic and unique new south stand superstructure, a completely refurbished north stand, an all-new playing surface and new high tech scoreboards and in-stadium signage and services. The CFL Ottawa REDBLACKS and NASL Ottawa Fury FC will both play their inaugural 2014 seasons at the stadium at TD Place, and the venue will host exciting concerts and performances.