Frank Clair Stadium will be renamed

View of workers at the Lansdowne Park project. (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency)

View of workers at the Lansdowne Park project. (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency)

TIM BAINES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:31 PM ET

OTTAWA - The name of the football stadium that's rising up at Lansdowne Park has a price.

Yep, it will no longer be Frank Clair Stadium.

There will be a brand name attached, likely at a pricetag of more than $1 million per season.

"It was well known when we were doing our business plan with the city that we were looking for a naming rights partner," said OSEG sports president Jeff Hunt. "We're out in the market now. It's a big deal for us."

It's believed Winnipeg got in the neighbourhood of $800,000 per year for 12 years for naming rights to its stadium (Investors Group Field), while it's rumoured that Hamilton got about $1 million per year for 10 years for its new stadium (Tim Hortons Field). Ottawa, with both CFL and NASL games being played at the stadium, could get more.


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