BMO Field Improvements in Toronto. Courtesy Ryan Gobuty/Gensler.
Thornton Tomasetti is the structural design engineer for phased improvements to BMO Field in Toronto, Canada, home to the Toronto Argonauts. The stadium is also set to host the Canadian Football League’s Grey Cup in 2016. Phase I of the project eliminates 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. With additional temporary seating, the stadium will provide up to 40,000 seats for special events. A second-level concourse will be added at the south end and a high-definition videoboard will replace the existing videoboard at the north end.
Phase II involves adding a new long-span roof canopy system to cover the east, west and south stands. The roof will act as a shelter from inclement weather as well as a sound bearer from excess noise.
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