11 Reasons to Attend an Ottawa Champions Baseball Game

| July 25, 2019 | 4 Comments

The Ottawa Champions professional baseball team of the Can-Am League is marking its 5th season in 2019 at the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park! The Can-Am league has several top prospects that will eventually play in the majors, or former major league players that make the game exciting for fans. If you haven’t been to a game yet, it’s about time you did! My family and I have been going to games for a few seasons, therefore I decided to share why I think you should buy tickets to see the Champions play. It’s definitely a fun time for kids of all ages!

You will find below 11 reasons why you need to get out to see an Ottawa Champions game!

11 Reasons to Attend an Ottawa Champions Baseball Game

Ottawa Champions with the Ottawa Miracle League Photo credit: Ottawa Champions

1. Community Support

A local professional baseball team is more than simply a sport team playing in our hometown, it’s also all about community support. The Ottawa Champions gives back to the Ottawa Baseball community by supporting local baseball associations in Ottawa and the Outaouais, and also Ottawa’s first fully functional Miracle League program at the Notre-Dame des Champs park in Orléans. This league offers recreational, co-ed, and inclusive wheelchair softball leagues. Players and coaches also take part in community days such as the Lixar IT Inc Community Day supporting the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa and the Kids Help Phone! 

11 Reasons to Attend an Ottawa Champions Baseball Game
Canada Day at the Ottawa Champions Baseball game.

2. Outdoor Fun

It’s summer and the perfect time to be outside after a long winter! Enjoy an afternoon or evening game at the ball park with your family, friends, or bring a date and enjoy the sunshine or gazing under the stars. It’s usually breezy at the park too!

11 Reasons to Attend an Ottawa Champions Baseball Game
Ottawa Champions $5 Saturday beer night

3. $5 Beer Nights

Where in Ottawa can you actually get a beer for $5? At the Champions game, you can get $5 Budweiser Light every Friday night and $5 Big Rig on every Saturday night!

11 Reasons to Attend an Ottawa Champions Baseball Game
Ottawa Champions Lois ‘N’ Frima’s soft ice cream cone

4. The Ball Park food

Hot dogs always seem to taste better at the ball park! You can buy them at the many concession stands or by visiting Lois ‘N’ Frima’s ice cream near the 3rd base! They offer fans their famous Big Angus hot dogs or Italian and Polish sausages as well as ice cream treats. Of course, you can also enjoy Ottawa’s favourite Gabriel Pizza! Some fresh pizzas are even given away to fans that scream the loudest during the game! Near 1st base, you have to try the delicious wings from Benwings.ca cooked on the BBQ and don’t forget to add a fry or a poutine!

11 Reasons to Attend an Ottawa Champions Baseball Game
Ottawa Champions Kids running the bases on Sunday

5. Kids run the bases

On Sunday after the game, kids get to run the bases like the pros! They can high five the mascot, Champ, and some of the players as they exit the field!

11 Reasons to Attend an Ottawa Champions Baseball Game
Ottawa Champions playing against Les Capitales de Quebec

6. Affordable Family Outing

The Grant Thornton Raymond Chabot ball park seats 10,332 fans and also offers a grassy kid-friendly knoll overlooking left-field with Adirondack chairs in the patio section. Get some sun and bring your baseball glove to catch some flying balls! It’s certainly is a wholesome affordable family entertainment:

  • Adults – $14
  • Seniors & Students – $11 (65+ & w/ ID)
  • Youth – $5 (5-12)
  • Kids – FREE (Under 5)

A family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 youths will pay $38 in ticket fees. Parking is $5 per game. The best part is that you are outside enjoying the summer weather as a family cheering for your local team!

10 Reasons to Attend an Ottawa Champions Baseball Game
Andrea from Quietfish.com won the JEWEL 98.5 LADIES NIGHT Diamond Dig Earrings.

7. Great Promotions

BINGO NIGHT  EVERY TUESDAY
A chance to win great prizes
$5 PoutineEVERY WEDNESDAY
$1 HOT DOGS EVERY THURSDAY
$5 BEEREVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
SATURDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS SATURDAY NIGHT
Check out their website for the upcoming dates.
JEWEL 98.5 LADIESNIGHTEVERY SATURDAY
Diamond Dig on the field after the game.
1 lucky lady will walk away with a new pair of diamond earrings.
FAMILY DAYEVERY SUNDAY
BARK IN THE
PARK
SUNDAY
Bring your furry friend to the park.
Check out their website for the upcoming dates.
11 Reasons to Attend an Ottawa Champions Baseball Game
Japan Shikoku Island Independents players

8. International Teams

Every year, 2 international teams take part in the Can Am league and play against each team for a determined number of games. Ottawa fans get to experience high caliber baseball games with star-studded teams. In the past, teams from Japan, Shikoku Island All Stars, and ‬the Cuban National Team took part in fun and exciting games!

11 Reasons to Attend an Ottawa Champions Baseball Game
Fireworks at the Ottawa Champions game.

9. Wing Batter

Before each game, an opposing player is chosen as the designated hitter, called the “Wing Batter”. When he strikes out, every ticket holder wins a 1/2 pound of wings from a pre-determined Ottawa restaurant. Simply show your ticket at the restaurant the following day to get the wings for free!

11 Reasons to Attend an Ottawa Champions Baseball Game
Ottawa Champions players warming up on the field.

10. Sunscreen Lotion Help

On sunny afternoons, the ushers offer sunscreen if you forgot yours at home. Simply ask and you shall get some!

11 Reasons to Attend an Ottawa Champions Baseball Game
View of the Ottawa Champions dugout

11. Autographs

Before or after every game, you can get autographs from some of your favourite Ottawa Champions players! You can even purchase gear at the Champs Shop and get a baseball, a shirt or mini bat signed.

11 Reasons to Attend an Ottawa Champions Baseball Game
Loenardo Reginatto, Ottawa Champions, signing an autograph for a fan.

Hope you enjoy a good old baseball game this summer with Ottawa’s Champions team! You can buy your tickets online or at the ball park. To view the team’s schedule you can click here, and to find more information visit their website! You can also follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages!

Go Champions Go!

11 Reasons to Attend an Ottawa Champions Baseball Game
11 Reasons to Attend an Ottawa Champions Baseball Game

Disclaimer: The Ottawa Mommy Club is a proud Ottawa Champions partner this season. Opinions and views are my own.

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. micheline says:

    Baseball is a family favourite, when my son was young we were living in Ottawa and we would attend and cheer on the Ottawa Lynx.

  2. Calvin says:

    Sounds like a nice event, I think it’s a lot more fun being there than watching this sport on tv

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’m afraid that I don’t understand much about baseball but I do like the Ottawa Champions Kids running the bases idea and it all seems to be good value fun for families.

  4. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    I’m not into sports but you give great reasons to go to a game but the ice cream would be my incentive.

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