Melnyk issues statement to City Council and citizens of Ottawa
Eugene Melnyk expresses profound disappointment in failure of Council to share his vision for a world-class open-air stadium
OTTAWA – Senators Sports & Entertainment owner Eugene Melnyk issued the following statement to City Council and the citizens of Ottawa:
“A full and proper revitalization of Lansdowne Park and the construction of a new open-air stadium are both defining, city-building priorities for Ottawa. Both represent powerful and necessary catalysts to drive our economy, bolster civic pride and define Ottawa as a world-class city.
Today’s decisions by Council suggests its first priority is to take action and deliver meaningful steps towards an appropriate community-focused revitalization and greening of Lansdowne Park.
Eugene Melnyk comments on City of Ottawa stadium vote
OTTAWA - Senators Sports & Entertainment owner
Eugene Melnyk made the following statement today on the
City of Ottawa Committee of Council stadium vote:
Our Proposal - Forward Looking
"When I bought the Senators in 2003, I made a decision that
this was the city I would call my heart's home in Canada. I have
spent a lot of valued time here, our organization has supported
many great causes and we have brought world-class events to the
city. This is the city in which I would like to focus my economic
development and investment plans for years to come. I was looking forward into the future back in 2003, and our proposal for a Major League Soccer franchise and new open-air stadium is a forward-looking proposal now."
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