Canadian Premier League Invited to Play in Capital

Charlottetown Invites Canadian Premier League to Play in Capital City
Posted on 06/05/2020
Charlottetown sees itself as a leading contender to serve as host city for this year’s modified Canadian Premier League season. As an established, multi award-winning sport event hosting destination, the Capital is well positioned to offer the League the top-notch athlete experience its players desire, along with a neutral field of play.

“Charlottetown is open for business,” said Mayor Philip Brown. “I’m excited to be able to extend an invitation to the Canadian Premier League and its eight member teams to play their modified single-city season in the Birthplace of Confederation – it doesn’t get any more Canadian than right here in Charlottetown. From the meeting of the Fathers of Confederation in 1864 to this very day, great things still continue to happen in our vibrant capital city.”

The Island’s capital is on its game. For the third year in a row, Charlottetown maintained its ranking as the top city in Canada with populations under 50,000 for hosting sport events. Charlottetown has also once again ranked sixth overall in the country, topped only by major metropolitan centres Montreal, Quebec City, Edmonton, Toronto, and Ottawa.

Charlottetown’s reputation for hosting amazing sport events is not only propelled by its sport venues but by its city life, island style: amazing hospitality, eclectic culinary scene, a plethora of accommodations, innumerable culture and entertainment offerings, and energetic coastal downtown.

“During one of the most challenging and trying times in modern day, our tourism and event management team has been pivoting their efforts to focus on deriving tourism and economic impacts in a creative way,” said Councillor Kevin Ramsay, Chair of the City’s Economic Development, Tourism and Event Management committee. “Charlottetown would welcome the Canadian Premier League with open arms along with the associated prosperity that it would drive to the local business community.”

The City of Charlottetown has made its interest known to the Province of Prince Edward Island and looks forward to further, ongoing dialogue with the Provincial Government, as well as the Canadian Premier League.

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Background:

The Canadian Premier League is a professional soccer league in Canada and consists of eight teams from five Canadian provinces. The Province of Prince Edward Island recently confirmed that it had been approached by the Canadian Premier League with respect to exploring the possibility of hosting the League’s modified season play in 2020. The League is currently looking for a safe destination to host its 8 members teams during the summer months for a modified single-city season.