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Olympic Stadium, Montreal

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Olympic Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Canada, located at Olympic Park in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district of Montreal. 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 returned to their previous home of Molson Stadium in 1998 for regular season games, but continued to use Olympic Stadium for playoff and Grey Cup games until 2014 when they returned to Molson Stadium for all of their 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 with a permanent seating capacity of 56,040. The capacity is expandable with temporary seating. The Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer 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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  • Enjoyed a combined tour of the Olympic Stadium and the funicular that travels to the top of the leaning tower that was originally built to hold up the roof of the stadium. I received a private tour of...  more »
  • I visited the Olympic Stadium with some friends and it was a great, informative experience. We took the full tour including the Incline Tower which provides the most incredible views of Montreal and v...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit last week - many thanks! We went on a Wednesday afternoon in late November at 1:00 PM. There were no other guests for our stadium tour, but that only prompted our tour ...  more »
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  • This place has a lot of history, but it is absolutely a dump. We sat in the bleachers to take in the most recent Spring Training Blue Jays game, and we might as well have been in another province, given the view (or lack thereof) we had. Strange location for a stadium as it isn't even close to downtown, and the seats feel like they're straight from an elementary school playground. Was nice to visit, but I wouldn't go back.
  • Nice place and I like it very much. This was built before 1976 Canada Olympic in Montrel, Quebec. Now it is one of the tourist attractions in Montreal. You can have lots of fun and attractions. The Montreal Biodome is here. Football game. Restaurant and other activities. You can see the Montreal tower view from the Olympic tower. This is a nice place for tourists to visit have fun and enjoy.
  • The pool is one the biggest in canada, 10m diving and 10m scubba diving. Full sized compution pool and large kiddy pool, i always enjoy it. The biodome is a must foor kids, 4 different climats with the popular penguins.
  • Should have a better indication where the main entrance is. I had to spend a lot of time to realize which side os the stadium was open. I am doing a public service by indicating the address: 4545 Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue
  • A must see. Take a tour of the Big O, see behind the scenes areas. Enjoyed spending a full day there.

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