Official Ottawa CFL/NASL Name Our Teams Campaign BeginsDecember 5, 2012 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Ottawa RedBlacks Press Release
"It's exciting to finally be out of the gate with the campaign to nickname our soccer and football teams," said Jeff Hunt, President, OSEG Sports Properties. "Over the last several months I've received hundreds of name suggestions from fans and non-fans, many of them of them very interesting possibilities, and now it's time to document those ideas and make decisions." John Pugh, President of the Ottawa NASL soccer team added: "The goal is to choose team nicknames that have widespread appeal to all age groups and then develop logos and unique team branding that get people excited about the return of CFL football and the debut of NASL soccer."
The Ottawa team nicknames will be decided by OSEG partners in collaboration with CFL/NASL executives and a team of marketing/branding professionals contracted by OSEG. The name "Roughriders" or anything that contains "Riders" cannot be adopted as a football team nickname, as specified in the Ottawa franchise agreement with the CFL.
Fans are invited to participate in the Name Our Teams campaign by visiting websites that have been created for it. The websites will go live at 6:00 PM EST, English language: www.NameOurTeams.com and French language: www.NommezNosEquipes.com.
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