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Olympic Stadium, Montreal

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3.1/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
The Olympic Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Canada, located at Olympic Park in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district of Montreal, Quebec. Built in the mid-1970s as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics, it is nicknamed "The Big O", a reference to both its name and to the doughnut-shape of the permanent component of the stadium's roof. It is also called "The Big Owe" to reference the astronomical cost of the stadium and the 1976 Olympics as a whole.The stadium is the largest by seating capacity in Canada. After the Olympics, artificial turf was installed and it became the home of Montreal's professional baseball and football teams. The Montreal Alouettes of the CFL moved their regular season games to a smaller venue in 1998, but use Olympic Stadium for playoff and Grey Cup games. Following the 2004 baseball season, the Expos relocated to Washington, D.C. to become the Washington Nationals. The stadium currently serves as a multipurpose facility for special events (e.g. concerts, trade shows) with a permanent seating capacity of 56,040. The capacity is expandable with temporary seating. The Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer (MLS) use the venue on occasion, when larger capacity is needed or when the weather restricts outdoor play at nearby Saputo Stadium in the spring months.
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  • I have been there for a couple of concerts and the sound quality is terrible and the place is slowly falling apart This is one of biggest dumps ever built 
  • Good place to visit when you are a tourist. It's mostly 5 things, a large park, a stadium, a biodome, a insectarium and finally a planetarium. 
  • This stage is unique, its bold architecture has been much talked about its retractable roof has been a permanent headache since its installation and even today, the visit of its mast will give you a breathtaking view on Montreal
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  • It's interesting to look at but very dated. That 70s design and construction hasn't aged well. It is just old... and not in a classic / nostalgic way. Went to watch preseason Jays v Red Sox and I can see why baseball didn't survive here. Terrible experience ... A huge dome that just feels cavernous and inviting. The lack of vendors and a variety of product made for a limited choice in food and drink. Had to see it once, but probably won't go back unless something I just had to see was there.
  • Went up the tower, views were great but couldnt get good pictures because there was a rope in front of each window on one side. The planetarium was a must and it was amazing!
  • Definitely disappointing. Too expensive, slow service, not a good view because of dirty windows, reflections and obstructions. No supervision on bad behaviour by other guests. Poor assortment in souvenir shop and way too expensive.
  • A rather large venue for most events. Sound quality is generally poor for music events. Sporting events affords large capacity but loses that intimate feeling with the players. Visually stunning but expensive to maintain.
  • There for swimming. My best pool in town. A bit expensive but the sauna, the always clear lanes, always clean facilities is justifying the price.
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