After seven years of headaches, Ottawa has a new home for sports

Ottawa mayor Jim Watson takes a selfie at Ottawa's new TD Place stadium. (QMI Agency)

Ottawa mayor Jim Watson takes a selfie at Ottawa's new TD Place stadium. (QMI Agency)

TIM BAINES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:19 PM ET

Nine days away from the reality of a football game being played on its cushy turf, TD Place was introduced to its season-ticket holders Wednesday night.

For one night, there was nobody yelling North side sucks. Nothing like that. It was a party, a celebration of what is to come, with little thought of the headaches it took to get here.

A few glitches aside, fans are going to have to get the idea of busing into their head, it was amazing. The fans got an up-close look at their cheerleaders and the RedBlacks.

This was and is all about the fans. Wednesday night, they were able to get a 16-ounce can of Bud Light or Budweiser for $4.50, a hot dog for a buck. They were able to sit in the seats they will park their butts in this season.


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