RedBlacks, Fury set to make history this weekend in the Glebe
The Ottawa RedBlacks and the Ottawa Fury FC are poised to make history this weekend in the Glebe.
With a win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Saturday, the RedBlacks will clinch the East Division and with it a berth into the East Final. The team will be just one win away from competing for the Grey Cup in just its second year in the CFL.
And it’s already playoff time for the Fury FC, who take on the Minnesota United Sunday in the NASL Semifinals at TD Place on Sunday.
A win for the Fury would put them into the NASL Championship in just their second year in franchise history. The Fury’s stellar season saw them post an impressive 13-6-1 record, good enough to win the Fall Season.
The Fury take on Minnesota at TD Place this Sunday at 3 p.m. Click here for tickets.
As for the RedBlacks, it’s been a while since an Ottawa football team has been on the verge of a Grey Cup appearance. The last time an Ottawa CFL team made it to the Grey Cup was in 1981 when the then Rough Riders fell to the Edmonton Eskimos 26-23.
Fast forward 34 years later and Ottawa football isn’t only relevant again in the city, but thriving.
After getting just two total wins all year in their inaugural season, the RedBlacks came back with a vengeance this year, wracking up an impressive 11 wins so far and a chance to make it 12 this Saturday.
But the Tiger-Cats will be out for blood. A controversial game last week has both teams thirsty for a win and the entire East Division is on the line. If the RedBlacks lose by a touchdown or more, they will be forced to play in the East Semi Final vs. Toronto. Even a loss by 6 or less points would give the RedBlacks the edge in the division and they would be swept into the East Final immediately.
Saturday’s game is completely sold out in the Glebe, as football fans are set to cheer their winning team into the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Fans are just hoping they don’t have to come back to TD Place Nov. 15 and instead can show up for the East Final on Nov. 22.
The RedBlacks and the Tiger-Cats duke it out Saturday at 4 p.m. at TD Place.
And although they are nowhere near playoff time, the Ottawa 67s are also a top of their league standings in the OHL. They play host to the Kitchener Rangers Friday Night at TD Place Arena. Click here for tickets.
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Ottawa’s Maker Faire is heading to Lansdowne this weekend, where area entrepreneurs will be on hand to show off their cool inventions – everything from robots and drones to 3D printing. The Maker Faire runs both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Aberdeen Pavilion. More information here.
As always, there is plenty to do in Ottawa’s most dynamic neighbourhood. See you in the Glebe.