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BMO Field Improvements

In an effort to elevate BMO Field's seating capacity and in-game experience for the fans, a series of renovations began in 2014 in anticipation of the 2016 CFL Grey Cup.

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Project Details

Project Partners
Gensler & Entuitive
Owner
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.
Location
Ontario, Canada
Completion Date
Seating Capacity
40,000
Teams/League
Toronto FC - Major League Soccer, Toronto Argonauts - Canadian Football League
BMO Field in Toronto. © Gensler
BMO Field in Toronto. © Gensler
BMO Field in Toronto. © Gensler

Overview

BMO Field in Toronto opened in 2007 as Canada’s first soccer-specific stadium, home to the country’s national soccer team and the country’s first MLS team. In an effort to elevate the stadium’s seating capacity and in-game experience for the fans, a series of renovations began in 2014 in anticipation of the stadium hosting CFL games and, in particular, the 2016 CFL Grey Cup.

We provided structural design services to Gensler and Entuitive for the stadium’s phased improvements, which were completed in 2016.

BMO Field © Gensler

Highlights

  • Phase I eliminated seating on the north end of the stadium while adding 8,400 seats between the east and west sides as well as 15 executive suites including restroom and concession amenities.
  • A second-level concourse was added at the south end and a high-definition videoboard replaced the existing videoboard at the north end.
  • Phase II involved adding a new long-span roof canopy system to cover the east, west and south stands. The roof acts as a shelter from inclement weather as well as a sound barrier.
  • Assembled on site, the southern canopy of the new roof weighs 980,000 pounds and was lifted into place as a single piece.
BMO Field © Gensler
BMO Field Phase 2 Construction Drone Footage

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