Councillors consider tearing down baseball stadium
Several Ottawa city councillors say the decision to fold an Ottawa baseball team should be viewed as an opportunity to tear down the stadium.
On Monday, the Can-Am League pulled the plug on the Ottawa Voyageurs because of a slowing economy, along with lack of ownership in Ottawa.
The decision leaves the city-owned facility, which sits on prime real estate just east of the downtown core, empty.
Without a tenant, Orleans Coun. Bob Monette says tearing down the building and selling the land could be the best way to move forward with building a new stadium in the capital.
He says if the city is able to sell the land for $20 million, that money could be put towards a new sports facility.
Council is currently looking at two competing bids to build a new sports stadium in Ottawa.
One plan would bring Major League Soccer to Kanata; the other would bring CFL football back to Lansdowne Park.
Council is expected to deal with the future of the baseball stadium on April 8.