Ottawa CPL Club In CanPL Posted April 15, 2019 23 minutes ago, BringBackTheBlizzard said: Would have been interesting to see what would have happened if Eugene Melnyk had got the MLS franchise and a soccer stadium had been built instead. Remains to be seen if cohabiting with the CFL works any better in Hamilton and Winnipeg after the novelty wears off. I would respond in the negative. Melnyk's idea was a soccer specific stadium in Kanata and it would have likely failed. 33 minutes ago, 1996 said: Or maybe Ottawa is just a hardcore CFL football town and no one cares about watching soccer? I mean the CFL team packs them in at the same stadium while the soccer team plays in the same stadium with 90 percent of the stadium empty every game. That's somewhat true. CFL has drawn well recently in Ottawa (but even those numbers are slowly decreasing). I would love to see a soccer team in Ottawa draw 10,000 regularly; I just don't see it happening whether that's USL or CPL. I love the city of Ottawa but this is frankly, a horrible spectator sports town.