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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old February 7th, 2012, 23:04 Thread Starter
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Doesn't look like much has changed regarding the stadium design. My concern is whether it will create a have and have not division between the old (refurbished) side and the new south side. This was the dilemma that was faced by Hamilton until they found they couldn't put seat back chairs on one stand and then wisely decided to downsize the stadium (to save costs) and demolish and rebuild the side instead of renovate. The decision (in the 60s) to build the combined arena and stand unfortunately makes this impossible, for Ottawa, now - JM

Editorial: Lansdowne designers pulled it off
Ottawa Citizen February 7, 2012

The final version of the Lansdowne Park redesign unveiled Tuesday is a city-changing accomplishment. It puts to rest concerns that the project would not be worthy of this special Ottawa location.

It’s rare, perhaps unique, to see a site that contains a football stadium, major retail development, condos, office space, two historic pavilions, a farmers’ market and a substantial urban park.

Trying to create an intellectually coherent whole out of these disparate parts is a challenge, but the architects and designers have pulled it off. The latest detailed views of the plan make it easy to imagine how Ottawans will use this site for a wide variety of purposes year round, and its many elements are well integrated.

There was a concern that the retail components would be like a big box mall jammed into central Ottawa. The design details show something that looks like it belongs here.

The new Lansdowne will be a vast improvement over the site Ottawans have used for generations. That said, the plan is not perfect, despite the months of work that have gone into it. The retail component still looks too dense, the stadium is an awkward mix of old and new, and the urban park is not especially remarkable.


Site rendering Lansdowne Park Redevelopment
Photograph by: M. Compeau, City of Ottawa

These weaknesses are the result of the city’s ambitions exceeding its resources, and of the creative financial deal made with a group of local businessmen who wanted to bring football and soccer to Lansdowne.

The city needed to do something about crumbling Frank Clair Stadium, but couldn’t afford the cost of building new. That’s why the plan offers spectacular new south side stands, but settles for refurbishing the north side. Even that wouldn’t have been attainable without a complex partnership that allowed substantial retail development to generate enough cash flow to prevent Lansdowne from being a permanent financial drain for taxpayers.

The urban park is a scaled-down version of the winning design, although it will still cost city taxpayers about $35 million. It’s unfortunate that the city and its federal government partners couldn’t have found a way to use the Rideau Canal as more than a backdrop.

We knew it wouldn’t be perfect, though. The city was right not to embark on an endless search for the ideal project, instead choosing what was attainable, and very good. The new Lansdowne will be a major upgrade for the site, and the city.
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post #2 of 57 (permalink) Old February 7th, 2012, 23:04 Thread Starter
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Latest drawings of new Ottawa stadium


View of South stands
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Stadium concourse
Photograph by: M. Compeau, City of Ottawa


Stadium concourse
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post #3 of 57 (permalink) Old February 8th, 2012, 09:56 Thread Starter
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More drawings of new Frank Clair Stadium plans
(All photos courtesy http://ottawa.ca)


There will be something to appeal to all ages, tastes and passions.


End zone seating on grass berms will bring the total seating capacity to 24,000


The stadium will have a strong relationship to the park and to the Aberdeen Pavilion.


The new stadium design will provide 22,500 permanent seats for CFL games and professional soccer matches and will be able to host a variety of other entertainment and sporting events.


The stadium will be a showpiece for the park and the city, and a multi-purpose and engaging place when filled with thousands of patrons.


The upper concourse of the new south stands will have concessions and washrooms for fans, offering spectacular views to the Canal.


The main field level concourse on the south side will provide open views to the field.


The veil delaminates and creates openings for people to walk through.


A nightime view of a football game


A view of the south stands from the new Bank Street entry plaza offers an overview of the field of play.


A view of the south stands from inside the stadium


The stadium rises out of the top of the landscaped berm, curving naturally as it rises.

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post #4 of 57 (permalink) Old February 8th, 2012, 19:45
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This looks beautiful, with room for expansion as well. I hope they can pull it off

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Appeal court ruling on Lansdowne due Monday
David Reevely, The Ottawa Citizen April 27, 2012


Residents and politicians alike have been impatiently awaiting the three-judge panel’s decision since the Lansdowne case was heard in November.

OTTAWA — The Ontario Court of Appeal will rule on Monday on the major court case over the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park, it announced Friday.

The case, a challenge of the city’s plans to work with a group of private developers and sports businessmen to renovate Frank Clair Stadium, add a park to part of the property and commercial and residential buildings to the rest, was heard in November. Residents and politicians alike have been impatiently awaiting the three-judge panel’s decision ever since.

The city’s opponents, the Friends of Lansdowne, argue that the deal with the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group amounts to an illegal subsidy of their business, that the agreement was reached in bad faith, and that it violated the city’s own procurement bylaw. After a trial last summer, Justice Charles Hackland ruled comprehensively in the city’s favour, but the Friends appealed on the grounds that Hackland made numerous legal errors in his decision.

There’s little legal precedent in Ontario for how public-private partnerships should be assessed; it’s illegal for a municipality to subsidize a private enterprise, but what constitutes a subsidy in a complex partnership isn’t clear. The only precedent is another ruling of Hackland’s.

The court typically gives one business day of notice of its reserved rulings, which is why notice came out Friday. The ruling should be released around noon on Monday.

Increasingly anxious city staff have been urging the city to move ahead with parts of the Lansdowne project that can be done independently of the partnership with OSEG. The whole thing is to be done by summer 2015, but court delays are squeezing that timeline hard. It’s not clear what would happen to the plans if either side tries to take the appeal court’s ruling to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Also Friday, a Glebe man with an alternative vision for Lansdowne Park announced he’d filed papers seeking to appeal a court’s dismissal of his case. John Martin, proprietor of the Lansdowne Park Conservancy, says the city should have considered his proposal rather than rejecting it on the grounds that the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group’s offer to the city included the unique element of a Canadian Football League franchise.
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Ottawa OKs new football field
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It’s finally a done deal.

Council on Wednesday voted 21-3 in favour of signing the final agreements with the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group to redevelop Lansdowne Park.



After years of debate, legal challenges and votes, the city can begin the task of transforming the historic civic property into a sports and recreation destination.

Return of the Canadian Football League is scheduled for the 2014 season.



The redevelopment includes a renovation of Frank Clair Stadium and the Civic Centre, plus new condos, townhouses, retail stores and an urban park.

Councillors voting against the deal were Diane Deans (Gloucester-Southgate), David Chernushenko (Capital) and Diane Holmes (Somerset).

Here is the schedule ahead:

Lansdowne Park Revitalization Construction Schedule Milestones
October 2012: North Side and South Side Stands Construction Begins
Parking Garage Excavation and Site Servicing Continues
Parking Garage and Foundation for Horticulture Building Complete
July 2013: Parking Garage Substantial Completion
Majority of Site Servicing Complete
March 2014: North Side Stands Substantial Completion
June 2014: South Side Stands Substantial Completion

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post #7 of 57 (permalink) Old December 16th, 2012, 05:52 Thread Starter
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November 13/2012

Renovations on Frank Clair Stadium has begun as several crews are currently on site making way for the new design.

The north-side stands were built in the 60′s along with the Ottawa Civic Centre. A one point the stadium could hold over 30,000 fans. The south-side stands were removed early in 2012 and cranes are now being installed for the rebuild.

The Rough Riders/Renegades field house or dressing room is currently being removed and the turf is being lifted from the playing surface.

Frank Clair Stadium has seen 5 Grey Cups and the last was in 2004. Ottawa is to host the Grey Cup in 2014 once again. The last big concert held at the stadium was The Rolling Stones back in 2005. A professional soccer franchise is also set to play in 2014 on the new grounds.

The new south-side stands will be tailored with private suites and wrapped in a one-off wood design exterior.



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post #8 of 57 (permalink) Old February 20th, 2013, 18:32 Thread Starter
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The north side stands from the new foundation walls at the south side stands.

- Lots of concrete was poured at the south side stands this week
- Backfilling of foundations and footings are continuing at the south side stands
- New walls are starting to take shape at the south stands
- Rough-ins for mechanical and electrical are going in
- Work on the roof to give the north stands a new look continues, roof deck panels are removed
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- The contractor started pouring the first sections of the main floor of the south stands
- They are also building the new berm along the south wall of the stands
- Rough-ins for mechanical and electrical have started at the south stands
- At the north stands, roof decking has been removed and the contractor is getting ready to cut back a portion of the large roof girders that will give the stands a new look
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March 1, 2013

- The large beams in the north stands roof were cut back by 14m this week to give the stands an updated look; good weather at the beginning of the week made it possible to finish the work quickly and safely
- The player’s tunnels at centre field and in each end zone are have been built at the south stands
- Conduit for future electrical and mechanical systems are being installed in the basement of the south stands
- Work continues to form the first floor in the south stands







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- All of the old roof panels and the media boxes have been removed in the north side stands
- Most of the first floor concourse at the south side stands has now been poured
- Columns and walls are going up on the first floor of the south side stands that will soon support the second storey
- A channel for site servicing is being dug on the north side of the stadium field





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- Inside the south stands, the contractor has begun pouring the basement floor
- More columns and walls have been built to support the third floor of the south stands while a large section of second floor has already been poured
- Structural support elements for the seating bowls on the second level in the south stands are being installed
- The new roof for the north stands is being assembled in sections on the stadium field


Building a new pedestrian ramp at the east end of the north stands


The stadium seen from above is undergoing a big transformation as the north stands get a new look and the new south stands continue to take shape


The new roof for the north stands is being assembled on the stadium field and will soon be lifted into place with the help of a special, mobile crane


The stadium is a busy place as the north stands roof is assembled and work on the third floor for the new south stands continues
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- The contractor poured the first sections of the concrete floor for the third and top floor of the south stands
- Suites on the second level are now in place
- Inside, the basement floor is being poured and heating and ventilation duct work is being installed along with other electrical and mechanical systems
- Assembly of the new roof for the north stands continues on the field
- The sections of roofing are being stacked and will be lifted into place on top of the roof beams in a couple of weeks time


The third level of the south stands is already going up. Inside mechanical and electrical systems have been installed and the finish floor is being poured in the basement.
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- The new roof over the north stands continues to be installed.
- In the stands, the concrete structure is being cleaned and repaired, in preparation for new seats to be installed.
- At the south stands, the last piece of the third floor was poured.
- On the top floor, special support beams for the upper tiers of seating are being built.
- Inside the structure, sprinklers, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems are being installed.


A panoramic view of the stadium, looking west. Three tower cranes are in place as well as several mobile cranes.


Another section of the roof is lifted into place over the stands. The work is nearing completion.


The south stands continue to go up as the support beams for the seating structures on the third floor are built.


Looking west at the south stands, it is starting to take shape.
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- The north stands roof structure is now complete
- Cleaning and repairs to the precast concrete in the stands continues.
- At the south stands, angled supports for the top tiers of seating are being built.
- The structure of the building is nearing completion and the contractor has started to remove some of the yellow posts, used for bracing.


Looking out from under the north stands new roof structure, the shape of the south stands is nearing completion.


The roof structure over the north stands is complete, and helps to give the stands a new look.


With the bracing posts removed from the east end of the south stands, the new structure is becoming visible.


The curving shape and height of the new south stands is now evident.
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Frank Clair Stadium Renovations In Full Swing At Lansdowne
FrontPage Media Group July 12th 2013


Lansdowne Park renovations are in full swing this summer. Every corner of the 40+ acre park is being utilized, as focus has now turned from The Horticulture Building to the new Frank Clair Stadium design.

CFL is set to return in 2014 and Frank Clair Stadium will be the new home of the Ottawa Red Blacks CFL franchise. Months of work has taken place below ground level for parking that can pack in 1400 vehicles. Progress is now going upward and an ever-changing skyline will continue into 2014 and beyond.


Frank Clair Stadium’s North Side stands.


Frank Clair Stadium


Lansdowne Park, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, bordered by the Rideau Canal.

Lansdowne Park Final large concrete pour starts Tuesday, July 30
Lansdowne Park July 22, 2013

The Lansdowne redevelopment contractor plans to pour a large foundation slab beginning on Tuesday, July 30 in the southwest corner of the site, near the Bank Street Bridge. The pour is planned to start at approximately 3p.m. on Tuesday, and will finish around 7p.m. on Wednesday, July 31.

This is the last continuous concrete pour during the construction at Lansdowne. The concrete for the foundation must be poured all at one time in order to ensure the overall strength and longevity of the slab.
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- Scaffolding and preparation work has started to paint the large metal beams in the north stands.
- At the south stands, bleachers for the top of the stands are being built of concrete.
- The structure of the building is nearing completion and the contractor has started to install waterproofing and rough-ins for mechanical and plumbing systems on the first level.


On the first level of the south stands, formwork has been removed, and electrical and mechanical systems are starting to be installed.


A view of the work on the stadium from above.


Work to clean and repair the concrete in the north stands is underway.


At the east end of the south stands, waterproofing is being installed at the first level.
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- Priming and painting of the large metal beams in the north stands has started
- At the south stands, concrete supports for the bleachers at the top of the stands are half done
- The contractor has started to install waterproofing and conduit for mechanical and plumbing systems on the first level, as well as to pour the finish concrete floor


Overlooking the stadium from one of the tower cranes along Bank Street. The new roof over the north stands is progressing and the third storey of the south stands is moving ahead.


The concrete skeleton of the south stands is almost complete. The concrete support beams for the tiered seating at the third stands is now being built.


At the east end of the north stands a new stairway and pedestrian entry is being built.


At the rear of the south stands, the building is being backfilled. Supports on the second and first floor have been removed and electrical and mechanical conduit is being installed throughout the building.
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- The painting of the large roof beams in the stadium continues; one beam over the north stands remains to be painted.
- Inside the Civic Centre, scaffolding is being built to facilitate repairs to the arena roof.
- At the south stands, work to build the final supports for seating at the top of the stands is nearing completion.
- Inside the south stands, electrical and mechanical conduit and plumbing is being installed, and partition walls are being put up.


The structure of the south stands rises above the Rideau Canal.


Scaffolding is up to allow for the painting of the large roof beams in the north stands.


The concrete structure of the south stands is nearing completion.


At the north stands, the roof structure is in place, the beams are being painted and the precast concrete is being repaired for the new seat installation.


At the very top of the south stands, yellow supports posts hold concrete form work in place while the new concrete beams for the seating curs.
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