To the delight of sports fans across Ottawa, the Canadian Elite Basketball League has officially confirmed that professional basketball is coming back to the city! The "Ottawa BlackJacks" were introduced to Canada today, and they are expected to begin play as early as Spring 2020. While many locals are celebrating the return of basketball to the capital, others are totally hating on the team's new name.\nThe name and logo of the brand-new franchise was revealed on Wednesday morning, during a media conference at TD Place in Lansdowne Park.\nDuring the media conference, the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) announced a multi-year agreement with TD Place, who will formally host the brand-new Ottawa BlackJacks.\nThe BlackJacks will join the six-team single entity ownership league that launched back in 2019. Currently, there are six other teams in the CEBL: Edmonton, Guelph, Fraser Valley, Hamilton, Niagara and the reigning champion, Saskatchewan.\nWhile this is definitely good news for sports fans in Ottawa, the name "Ottawa BlackJacks" hasn't quite appealed to everyone. In fact, it's already causing a bit of a debate online.\nBREAKING: The CEBL will be adding a 7th franchise for the 2020 season in Canada's capital as the @Ott_blackjacks now hop into the competition. Information on the new team and tickets are available below.https://t.co/I45p8Qh9C2#HoldCourt | #DawnOFANewEra pic.twitter.com/sa1ESEmZ8v— CEBL (@CEBLeague) November 20, 2019\nTaking to Twitter following the announcement, one basketball fan wrote, "Black Jacks? WHAT A STUPID NAME! WHY????...My GAWD...so much history, so much cool Canadiana, and you decide on BLACK JACKS! Embarrassing!"\nAnother Ottawa local added, "I don't know why a team in Ottawa isn't called the Colonels. It's not a great name but I mean Blackjacks?"\nA third joked, "Is 'Ottawa Blackjacks' a nod to the Redblacks or a shot at Melnyk's gambling debt?"\nThe ottawa blackjacks.......... https://t.co/KHmwtqWAxI pic.twitter.com/F1c54Rx1wi— Xannie ♋️ (@A_Siibsz) November 20, 2019\nBlack Jacks? WHAT A STUPID NAME! WHY???? @CEBLeague @Ott_blackjacks seriously, Black...Jacks... Tacking a chance, rolling the die that the Ottawa market can sustain a team? My GAWD...so much history, so much cool Canadiana, and you decide on BLACK JACKS! Embarrassing! pic.twitter.com/VcukGwaIYF— Laura Storrie (@l_storrie) November 20, 2019\nIs 'Ottawa Blackjacks' a nod to the Redblacks or a shot at Melnyk's gambling debt?— Justin Losacco (@justinlosacco) November 20, 2019\nI don't know why a team in Ottawa isn't called the Colonels. It's not a great name but i mean Blackjacks? Redblacks? Champions? Senators?— Drake Fenton (@drakefenton) November 20, 2019\nOttawa BlackJacks lol you cannot be serious— Connor (@connormockett) November 20, 2019\nThat said, not everybody was unhappy with the team's new name.\nOne Twitter user responded, “I think I’m going to need this t-shirt!"\nAnother added, “The aesthetic symmetry of the Ottawa Redblacks and BlackJacks franchise names!"\nThe aesthetic symmetry of the Ottawa Redblacks and BlackJacks franchise names pic.twitter.com/vrXSQy7GJB— finnigan's ghost (@sleepenbaker) November 20, 2019\nI think I’m going to need this t shirt! #rabbit #OttawaBlackjacks https://t.co/6SCYCRchXI— jennyrocker (@jeninkingston) November 20, 2019\nOn hand for the exciting announcement that @ottawacity has a new @CEBLeague 🏀 team to cheer for! Congratulations & welcome to the #OttawaBlackJacks #HoldCourt #DawnOFANewEra pic.twitter.com/6BMBk7Pz1L— Darrell Cox (@majoreventsguy) November 20, 2019\nFor Ottawa/Gatineau basketball fans that are desperate not to miss out on this new Ottawa-action, there’s already a queue-jump offer on season tickets.\nAccording to TD Place, fans can get a head start on the action by purchasing a $50 non-refundable deposit, guaranteeing front-of-the-line access to season tickets before they go on sale for the general public.\nYou can find full details and more information by clicking here.\nFans can get a jump start on the action through the BlackJacks first season ticket deposit drive.A $50 non-refundable deposit guarantees fans front of the line access to celebrity, courtside and lower bowl tickets. Secure your part of Ottawa history: https://t.co/sZNBSnFAbk pic.twitter.com/8QfoRE3xpR— TD Place (@TD_Place) November 20, 2019\nOn November 26, the 2020 regular-season schedule will be officially revealed in Toronto.\nIt's expected that the BlackJacks will hop into their first season on the road, but will play their first game on home turf May 14 against the Hamilton Honey Badgers.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.