- 2019 DRAFT
HALIFAX – Maritime Football Limited, the group that is looking to bring a CFL team to Halifax, has called a Wednesday afternoon press conference to make an announcement on the campus of Saint Mary’s University.
Maritime Football’s Anthony LeBlanc and Bruce Bowser are scheduled to make the announcement with Canadian Foobtall League commissioner Randy Ambrosie in attendance.
The announcement comes a week after the prospective ownership group put forth a proposal to build a stadium, eyeing Shannon Park as the location of the stadium on the eastern shore of Halifax Harbour.
Prior to last week’s proposal, the last significant development in the process occurred last June when Maritime Football Ltd. agreed to enter a three-step process that included a meeting with city council.
Despite recent momentum, Ambrosie has maintained that all due diligence will be taken, and the league will take a careful, measured approach to ensure the success of any potential 10th franchise.
Last February, Ambrosie hosted a Town Hall discussion in Halifax to gauge interest from fans and partners alike as he met with the prospective ownership group.
The Maritime Football Limited Partnership is led by a group of three individuals – Anthony LeBlanc, the former owner and CEO of an NHL franchise with roots in New Brunswick; Bruce Bowser, a national business owner from Dartmouth; and Gary Drummond, an entrepreneur and former NHL owner and executive from Western Canada.