The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG), in partnership with the City of Ottawa, is transforming Lansdowne Park into Ottawa’s “Jewel by the Rideau Canal.” The New Lansdowne will be a “go-to” destination for all residents and visitors to the city, offering live sports and entertainment, a shopping and entertainment district, condominium living and a major new urban park.
OSEG was initially founded to re-establish CFL football in Ottawa; however, the city’s stadium required major renovations which were not feasible without a comprehensive plan for the revitalization of the entire 48-acre site. The Lansdowne Partnership Plan, which offered a vision for a new, vibrant and transformed Lansdowne, was developed and first presented to Ottawa City Council on September 2, 2009. Over the three next years, with significant input from the general public, the plan was refined and fully approved for implementation on October 11, 2012. More information on the Lansdowne Partnership Plan can be found on the City of Ottawa website: www.ottawa.ca.
The New Lansdowne will feature a modern, 24,000 seat stadium for football, soccer, concerts and other major events; a refurbished 9,862 seat area for the Ottawa 67’s (OHL) and community hockey, other arena sports, mid-size concerts and other events; two condominium towers and townhomes with a combined 280 units, a 360,000 Sq. Ft. shopping/entertainment district, an office tower, 1,300 underground parking spaces and an 18-acre urban park. OSEG will own and operate Ottawa’s new CFL football team, a new NASL expansion team named Ottawa Fury FC, and the 67’s hockey team. OSEG will also manage the stadium/arena complex and the mixed-use areas and facilities on the site.