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About the Documentary

The 14-minute piece takes an in-depth look at the unique and friendly feud that has fuelled football fans in Ottawa for generations.  It’s a territorial rite of passage between those located in the South Side Stands and those in the North Side Stands at the grounds of Lansdowne Park.

The piece weaves through the history and myth that surrounds the now epic chants that echo off each grandstand as both football and fandom has transitioned from Frank Clair Stadium to TD Place, culminating with the ultimate unifying cheer of an Ottawa REDBLACKS win earlier this year.

Numerous interviews with fans from both sides of the divide provide insight on what has become a football tradition in the Nation’s Capital. The documentary explores the roots of the rivalry and examines how the split remains, despite a new team and a new stadium. The entire story builds towards the REDBLACKS’ inaugural game at TD Place – a tightly-contested 18-17 victory over the Toronto Argonauts – from exclusive sightlines which have never before been released.

 About the Documentary 

Are Northsiders as quiet as their stadium counterparts
say they are? Fans from both sides weigh in on the
‘polite’ side of the stadium.
Toughness defines a Southsider.  Local Southsiders
describe what makes them one of the most loud,
loyal fans in the Canadian Football League.

 

What happens when an elephant answers nature’s call
at halftime? One of the best stories from old Frank
Clair stadium is retold.
A halftime gone wrong.  Many Southsiders sum
up the relationship between the two sides with
one story – the time the Sumo Wrestlers bowed..

 

They say the most popular man in a football stadium
is the backup QB.  Perhaps no more famous than
little-known Ken Hobart to the Southsiders.
Some untold and legendary tales from Ottawa’s
football past told by those who experienced it first
hand.