OSEG Partners Inducted into Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame
The ownership partners of the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) were inducted into the Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame this evening. The Hall recognized the group for reestablishing CFL Football in Ottawa, establishing professional soccer and revitalizing Lansdowne Park in partnership with the City of Ottawa. The OSEG partners—Roger Greenberg, John Ruddy, Jeff Hunt, Bill Shenkman and John Pugh—were honoured at a ceremony in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne, only steps from TD Place which is home to their sports teams, the Ottawa REDBLACKS, Ottawa Fury FC and Ottawa 67’s.
“We’re thrilled and thankful to Hall of Fame Chairman Dave Best and members of the nomination committee,” said Roger Greenberg, OSEG’s ExecutiveChairman and Managing Partner. “This journey began as an effort to have some fun watching CFL football games and it evolved into something much bigger and better for the entire city. We share this honourwith Mayor Jim Watson and members of City Council whose partnership with OSEG made it possible to revitalize Lansdowne Park, field our teams and win Ottawa’s first Grey Cup championship in 40-years.”
“We are committed to providing fans with winning teams on the field, the pitch and the ice,” said OSEG partner Jeff Hunt. “And, at the same time, we are focused on the fan experience…making sure fans feel welcome and entertained at TD Place so they leave with great memories and keep coming back. In an environment like that, the fans help drive players to higher levels of performance and players on other teams take notice. The best players want to play here because they know we have the best fans. That’s really why we’re here today. So thanks to RNation and fans of the Fury and 67’s.”