New name for Ottawa's baseball stadium
Ottawa’s baseball stadium has a new name. The old Ottawa Lynx stadium has been renamed the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park.
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is an assurance, tax and advisory firm in the city that has entered into a multi-year partnership with the capital’s new baseball team. The name change was announced Thursday at a press conference hosted by the Ottawa Champions Baseball Club.
“The Ottawa Champions couldn’t be happier to have Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton on board as our naming rights partner”, said Ottawa Champions Majority Owner Miles Wolff in a statement.
“It shows a genuine commitment to see baseball succeed in Ottawa by our local business community and especially a pillar like Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton”.
The stadium opened in the Spring of 1993 as the home base for the Ottawa Lynx, a minor league baseball team that competed in the Triple A-International League until 2007. When the Lynx left, the stadium was used by the Ottawa Rapidz, then the Voyageurs.
The park has not been used on a regular basis since the Voyageurs left in 2009.
The City of Ottawa owns the property and has committed $2 million to help upgrade the facilities.
The Ottawa Champions Baseball team will play their first game at the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park on May 22nd when they face the Sussex County Miners.