The Canadian Football League is set to introduce the new owners of the Montreal Alouettes.
Bob and Andrew Wetenhall owned the team for a 22-year-span that included three Grey Cup championships, 10 first-place finishes and a record of 223 wins against 172 losses and one tie. Eleven Alouettes have been inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame during their tenure, including the elder Wetenhall himself, as a builder, in 2015.
Wetenhall has owned the Alouettes since 1997 when he brought the team back from the brink of insolvency. He was responsible for the team’s successful relocation to Percival Molson Stadium and eventually expansion while overseeing the team’s run of dominance from 1999 to 2012.
The CFL officially purchased the Alouettes from the Wetenhall’s in late May 2019. The league and Wetenhall family had been working for several months to identify and assess potential new owners and that process had been ongoing with Randy Ambrosie leading the way.
Montreal enjoyed a resurgent season in 2019 as head coach Khari Jones led the Als to a 10-8 record and earned the franchise’s first post-season spot in four years.