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.