Ottawa is an interesting situation. People have to remember that they haven't made the playoffs since they have come back and the ownership situation hasn't been great. The Gliebermans are good to have for sure, but not as good as the new local owners in Hamilton and Toronto. And there seems now to be some funny thing going on with all the older people who live in the neighborhood around Frank Clair Stadium who don't like football or football fans.
However, all this said, Ottawa put on a great Grey Cup last year. So what is the answer? Number one, they need to make the playoffs, this would help. Number two, eventually the Gliebermans will have to really connect, and I mean really connect, to the community there like Bob Young has done in Hamilton. This will be much more difficult maybe, than in Hamilton as the Gliebermans are American, but I think they should be able to do it. It is too bad they couldn't move the stadium out of that neighborhood who seem to want the stadium out of their neck of the woods very much. This is not good. Here in Hamilton, the opposite situation occurs, the stadium is in a lower class area and the people don't have the clout of and I think many like the stadium in their neighborhood, I would assume, the more affluent Glebe folk. Bob Young made the stadium and the neigbourhood around the stadium here WiFi capable, and this was a good thing for those, including the kids, the connect to the Internet wireless.
But something right now seems very wrong with the Gades, losing as they are and I don't know what is going on there. I will say this much, if they don't make the playoffs this year or next, the Gades are finished forever in Ottawa, just my prediction. Also, people seem to like going to the hockey arena there in Kanata, eventually maybe Ottawa will have to have a stadium in the burbs, in a field away from everyone, to survive, I don't know.