OTTAWA - On the opening day of the new era in Ottawa Renegades Football, the
team -- and revamped ownership group -- announced a special one-day sale
scheduled for June 25, 2005 -- where fans can purchase a season ticket for
On the day after the first regular season game of the 2005 campaign, the
Renegades will throw open the gates for affordable pricing, making it viable
for everyone to become a season ticket holder of the Ottawa football team.
The $99 sale (inclusive of tax, plus surcharge) will only be a one-day
offer, and sold at the Silver City Movie Theatre complex in Gloucester.
"This is our way of creating a real connection with the community and a way
to make season tickets to be affordable for everyone," said Lonie
Glieberman, president of the Renegades. "We want to make the stadium a fun
place to be and have a great atmosphere in the park. This is our way of
offering an opportunity to all of our fans to come out and be a part of each
Renegades game this season."
The $99 season ticket sections will be the south side upper deck and also in
a family section at Frank Clair Stadium.
In addition to purchasing the season tickets at the Silver City theatre on
June 25, the Renegades will be announcing other methods that fans can order
the special deal for the one-day Saturday sale.
The Renegades open the home part of the 2005 regular season schedule on
Canada Day when Ottawa hosts the Montreal Alouettes. The July 1st game kicks
off at 6 p.m. at Frank Clair Stadium. 8)
Good for you Ottawa, it seems like the Gliebs will do what they can to erase the bad memories associated to their names. This will probably results in a lot of good fresh money involved in the team. Not to mention, they committed to long term ownership, which should extinguish the worries people might stil have of seeing the team fold again.
That being said, the only Cup game you'll play in this year is that Rona Cup they invented last year!
3rd and 10: At the press conf. today, Lonie, that cheer leader dater, (at least he's not gay, not that there's anything wrong with that?) said he will abide by the salary cap, unless we keep getting our butts wiped, at which point he will spend to get the job done.
Well, I was waiting until things cleared up to renew my tix, but I think I'm gonna have to take advantage of this $99 package. It's too good to pass up.
By the way, that $99 doesn't include the stadium surcharge, which I think is $3 per ticket. No biggie. Still only $14/game apiece.
Kudos to the Gleibes for getting off on the right foot. I still can't say I trust them, but I'm willing to give them a shot.
Here's hoping Lonie buys the Rough Rider name & logos back from Horn. I don't think they should change the Renegades name, but it would be cool to have a vintage/throwback jersey in a couple of years. Plus, maybe they could incorporate the old 'R' into the uniform/helmet eventually. From a merchandising standpoint, I think it'd be a very worthwhile purchase.
Great stuff there in Ottawa! I find it so much more fun going to a CFL game than a NHL game, not all that smelly corporate stuff as much at a CFL game, and football is a better sport and more disciplined. Frank Clair stadium is a great place, I’ve been there a number of times for games. I find it weird that Eugene Melynk would not have invested in the Gades. Sure, it is difficult to make money in the CFL but with the money that guy has, he could have packaged it with the Sens as a win-win deal with everyone. Maybe he is not a CFL fan, maybe another Paul Godfrey type - the type that doesn’t want to work at a business but just wants a ‘sure thing’ to make money on, I don’t know.
I'm glad things are finally settled in Ottawa. I'm still apprehensive about the GlieberMen, but better them than a folded team.
As for getting back the name and logo from Horn Chen, I don't know. I don't think the league should allow the Renegades to change their name to the Rough Riders...I don't think Ottawa fans would accept the "R" logo with the "Renegades" name...and I don't like the idea of Chen getting ANYTHING. After trying to screw over the league by asking for way more money than they could pay, it looks good on him that he's getting nothing at all.
But good for Ottawa that they now have some stability; I hope it works out better than the last time.