With a unanimous vote of the Ottawa City Council and a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors of the Canadian American Association, the Can-Am League welcomes Ottawa as the eighth team for the 2008 season. The league had been set to operate again with the Grays as a road team, but a strong push by fans and baseball supporters in the Canadian capital, led to a lease being available for the Can-Am League.
The Ottawa Stadium seats 10,000 which will make it the largest in the Can-Am League. A Canadian ownership group is being developed, and initially a two-year lease will be signed. A name for the new team will be chosen through a name the team contest. Front office and a field staff will be selected in the coming weeks.
Commented Can-Am Commissioner Miles Wolff, "Ottawa is a great addition to our league. With a great stadium and an area population of over 1 million, the city has the potential to be one of the top members of the league. We are excited about Ottawa."
So the talks from way back when have finally come true. Good for them.
ALSO: I pick the Grays as my 2nd favorite team next year ^_^