10 Coolest Sports Stadiums in Canada of All Time
Canadians are proud of the vastness of their great country but are also renowned for having great involvement in a diversity of sports and the greatest infrastructures to welcome sports events. Canadian sports include a generous variety of games. Some of the country’s favorite sports are ice hockey, football, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, baseball, and curling. Ice hockey is the official winter sport and lacrosse is the official summer sport.
Canada has built some of the coolest stadiums the planet has to offer. The biggest stadiums in Canada are the Commonwealth Stadium, in Edmonton with a grand total of 56,302 seats, the Olympic Stadium in Montreal with 56,040 (expandable to 66,000), BC Place in Vancouver with a seating capacity of 54,320, the Rogers Centre in Toronto with 53,506 and the McMahon Stadium of Calgary with 35,560 seats.
The biggest of Canadian football stadiums, the Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton opened in 1978 and is indisputably the biggest Canadian venue. To watch Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League play in their home stadium is a truly memorable experience. This open-air all seated stadium is multipurpose and hosts a plethora of other events.
The Olympic Stadium, Montreal was built for the 1976 Summer Olympics and is now a multi-event stadium serving also concerts, trade shows.
BC Place in Vancouver has the added asset of a retractable roof and hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics and is also home for football team, the BC Lions and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the soccer team. You can also book the Canada Sevens which are part of the World’s Rugby Sevens Series.
The Rogers Centre of Toronto also has a retractable roof and is hosted by the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team. You can book tickets for football, basketball, soccer, baseball, and other sports events but also music concerts.
The football team Calgary Stampeders are at home in the McMahon Stadium of Calgary.
Other significantly huge Canadian stadiums that are worth the visit is the Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, seating 33,500 since 2013 and the Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field, Regina seating 33,427 and opened as far back as 1936. The stadium closed in 2016 season and has been replaced by the new Mosaic Stadium at Evraz Place,
The BMO Field in Toronto seats 30,991. Opened in 2007, it has a hybrid surface that can transition from bluegrass to perennial ryegrass for Soccer players. Only two stadiums in North America has this innovative SISGrass. Green artificial fibers are stitched into the natural grass. This state-of-the-art stadium also offers underground heating and sensors, the latest irrigation system and a spectacular set of grow-lights that covers 60 percent of the field.
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, Montreal seats 25,012. It is an outdoor football stadium that opened in 1915 and is owned by the prestigious McGill University as well as being home for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League
TD Place Stadium, Ottawa has a seating capacity of 24,000. It has existed as a playing field as far back as the 1870s, but the stadium has been completed since 1908. It reopened in 2014.
Scotiabank Arena with its seating capacity of “only” 19800, may seem more modest but it is an example of innovation with new concepts at its inception, that have now become classics for other stadiums. Luxury suites are accessible from the ground floor, rotation of sponsor signage and multiple restaurants pepper this stadium. This arena’s illustrious hosts are the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL), the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League (NLL).