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Senators Remain Active In Communicating With Ticketholders Amid NHL Lockout
Published December 6, 2012
TAKING NAMES: In Ottawa, Gord Holder reports fans will have "a chance to name" the new, city-owned CFL and NASL franchises which will "begin play at Lansdowne Park’s new stadium in 2014." But the "catch" is that fans must offer suggestions by Dec. 16. Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group yesterday launched English- and French-language websites where fans can vote. OSEG Sports Properties President Jeff Hunt said that the "relatively tight timeline was necessary because of factors related to design and production of logos and jerseys." The only caveats on names are specific to football. Rough Riders, the "name of the longtime CFL club that died in 1996, is prohibited under terms of the expansion agreement with the league," while team owners "just don’t want" Renegades, which was used by the '02-05 franchise (OTTAWA CITIZEN, 12/6).