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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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  • Rainy day in Montreal, we wanted to take the opportunity to make a guided tour of the Olympic Stadium only 3 visits per day, the last at 4 p.m. time to find our way, we come to the Fund at 16:02 and ask the cashier if we can regoindre the a group that is not gone yet. Call to the walkie talkie and we can clearly see the negative signs of the guide a few meters...
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  • Yes very beautiful building which dates back to the Olympics a little bit far from downtown and old Port but is worth seeing several things to see nearby garden Botany Biodôme
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  • Great venue - too bad it isn't used more. The venue looks a little worn, but probably because it isn't used much.  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.
  • Impressive place but it looks like it needs a lot of work. Of course the Olympics in 1976 were a long time ago. It shows.
  • Only good for selected events. Poor for concerts with the echo. Not a cozy place or good to eat. Putting money back in has been a constant problem for Montreal.
  • 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.
  • 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
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