Senators win LeBreton Flats bid
The Ottawa Senators win the bid for an arena at LeBreton Flats and an “unusual way” to transport an ATV in western Quebec.
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The Ottawa Senators are one step closer to moving to a new arena at LeBreton Flats.
The National Capital Commission announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Capital Sports Development Inc., a group led by the Senators, to build a new arena on the land west of downtown Ottawa.
The six-acre parcel of land is on Albert Street between City Centre Avenue and Preston Street, between two LRT stations.
Senators president of business operations Anthony LeBlanc said a move downtown is “critically important” for the Senators, and noted the partners they are bringing in were part of building the most recent NHL arenas in Las Vegas, Seattle and New York.
The team behind the proposal includes Sterling Project Development, Populous, Tipping Point Sports and Live Nation.
“These are folks with serious experience in building sports arenas and understanding entertainment, culture and sports,” NCC CEO Tobi Nussbaum told reporters.
The NCC hopes to finalize a lease agreement with the Senators by the fall of 2023.
A rendering of an NHL arena on LeBreton Flats. (