The announcement that OSEG has won a professional soccer franchise is leading to speculation that if Friends of Lansdowne wins its legal case, soccer could not come to Ottawa. This is not true. The City could simply renovate the stadium and rent it out to the owners of the football and soccer teams. Remember the City is paying 100% of the stadium renovations, with or without the Lansdowne Partnership Plan. If the City dropped the complex public-private partnership scheme, stadium renovations could begin more quickly. So if you want soccer for Ottawa...say yes to soccer, no to the Lansdowne Partnership Plan.