They jointly signed a 10-year lease for Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton baseball stadium earlier this week. Katz’s team in Winnipeg plays for a separate league, the American Independent Professional Baseball Association.
The yet-to-be named team replaces the Ottawa Champions, who were left out when their former league, the Can-Am League, merged with the Frontier League after the 2019 season.
Founded in 1993, the Frontier League describes itself as the oldest independent professional baseball league. It claims to send more players to Major League Baseball than any other independent league.
Michel Laplante, president of the Capitals, said in the statement that the expansion of the Frontier League in Ottawa could bode well for future Canadian clubs who will join them, including in Montreal.