With unreliable, but feasible, news that Winnipeg would be getting the 2014 Grey Cup, I'm calling it right now: Ottawa is going to host the Grey Cup in 2017.
Back in 2008, it was announced that Ottawa would be conditionally hosting the 2014 Grey Cup, contingent upon Ottawa having a team that year. http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=256724 While the Ottawa franchise is scheduled to return that year, Hunt has indicated that he would like his team to have an opportunity to compete for that Grey Cup and it would be tough goings in their first year. Additionally, the franchise was awarded the 102nd Grey Cup when it was thought that the team could be back by 2011, making the 2014 Grey Cup all the more unlikely now.
But why 2017? Canada will be celebrating its 150th birthday that year and it would make sense to host the game in the nation's capital. The Grey Cup game was held in Ottawa in 1967, Canada's centennial, so the league has taken this into account in the past. 2017 will also be the fourth season that the Ottawa team will have been in the league, which was part of the original plan, and would give the team a chance to compete for a Grey Cup berth.
Anyway, amid all the discussion of appeals and construction, I'm glad we're talking drafts and actual football in Ottawa again. :thup: