Thursday, July 06, 2006

Canada's Soccer Stadiums

The USL's Montreal Impact will soon play their games in a $15-million stadium located near the Olympic Stadium. The stadium will be erected on the grounds previously used by the Montreal Expos baseball team (the team moved to Washington, DC in 2004).

The new complex will be around 13,000 seats, but can be expanded to 18,000. It should open in fall of 2007.

This makes the second time this week that Canada has made news with a soccer stadium. On Tuesday, the Federal Finance Minister announced that the country will put up to $27-million into the building his country's first soccer specific stadium. This money is in addition to the $8-million Ontario and $9.8-million Toronto is putting into the project.

The stadium will seat 20,000 and is set to open on May 1, 2007. It will play host to the FIFA Men's under-20 World Cup in July 2007 and will also be home to MLS's newest team, Toronto FC.



Blogger Jarrett said...

I'm planning a trip north next summer for the U20s. I can't wait to see some of these new stadiums.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Mike H said...


I have a feeling Canada is going to put on a great U-20 cup. The Toronto Stadium looks like it will be one of the best in MLS.

9:22 AM  

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