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McMahon Stadium, Calgary

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McMahon Stadium is a Canadian football stadium in Calgary, Alberta. The stadium is owned by the University of Calgary and operated by the McMahon Stadium Society.

The stadium is between the downtown core and the University of Calgary, north of 16 Avenue NW between Crowchild Trail and University Drive. It is within walking distance of the Banff Trail C-Train station.

It is the home venue for the University of Calgary Dinos, Calgary Colts of the Canadian Junior Football League, Calgary Gators and Calgary Wolfpack of the Alberta Football League, and the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League, who played at Mewata Stadium from 1935 to 1959. The stadium also was the open-air venue (as an ice rink) for the National Hockey League's 2011 Heritage Classic match between the Calgary Flames and the Montreal Canadiens.

The stadium was also the location of the 1988 Winter Olympics opening and closing ceremonies, serving as the Olympic Stadium.
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  • Had great seat to watch the Grey Cup game but to use the concessions or the facilities just takes you back to the 1950's or before. Calgary desperately needs a new venue for football.  more »
  • This stadium is older so not up to today's standards - metal benches, poor sound system, and only one gumbo screen. Would have been nice to have two screens, one on each end so both ends could...  more »
  • You know you’ve reached the stadium when you see the outdoor porta-potties. Mayor Nenshi needs to stop avoiding dealing with this stadium along with his entire city counsel. Was just over there for....  more »

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