Investors Group Field (Winnipeg Blue Bombers Stadium)
|Clubs||Blue Bombers, Bisons|
|Construction||05.2010 - 06.2013|
|Cost||195 mln $|
|Design||Raymond S C Wan Architect Inc., HOK Sport|
|Within the design||Car park for 2000 vehicules.|
Investors Group Field – construction description
New stadium in Winnipeg is to replace the Canad Inns Stadium as home of the Blue Bombers in 2013. Initially it was planned to be ready by June 2012, but due to growing delays the deadline has been prolonged.
The venue designed by HOK Sport (later known as Populous) is distinctive for its wavy roof supported by large arches that stand out in the landscape of Winnipeg. End stands are to be left uncovered, enabling temporary expansions with capacity growing to 40,000.
Canada: Winnipeg Blue Bombers stadium flooded (not only) with criticism
The consortium running Investors Group Field filed a lawsuit against architects and contractors of the building. Meanwhile opposition party of Manitoba calls for audit into the project.
Winnipeg: Late, overpriced and now also leaking...
As winter snow melts, water falls in large amounts onto the office part of Investors Group Field. Some corporate boxes and the away team's changing room were confirmed to experience water damage. Blue Bombers refuse to allow press inside, adding to the tense atmosphere.
Nomination: Investors Group Field
How many stadium you know with a corrugated roof? Not curved, bent – we mean really corrugated. The one in Winnipeg is like none other built to date, but didn’t prevent criticism towards the stadium…
Winnipeg: Contractor places lien on Investors Group Field
The company that built Investors Group Field has claimed ownership of the facility until $1.9 million is paid up, according to Winnipeg Sun. Stuart Olson Dominion has placed a lien against BBB Stadium Inc.
Winnipeg: Canad Inns Stadium awaiting demolition
As Blue Bombers move to their new Investors Group Field, the outdated Canad Inns Stadium is being prepared for demolition. Bad new for people enjoying buildings blown up – it will be deconstructed piece by piece. Winnipeg Free Press report.
Winnipeg: Investors Group Field to open in May
Before football and music fans come here in June, Christians will gather at Investors Group Field in May. Their event will be a test at the same time, as organizers hope for a massive turnout. Report by Winnipeg Free Press.
Winnipeg: Bombers new stadium $10 million more expensive
Blue Bombers have just secured a commercial loan to increase their stadium spending by $10 million. All of it will be spent on improving the venue’s standard. Club officials expect the spending to pay back very soon.
Canada: Historical urinal, anyone?
Pieces of the pitch or goalposts are a frequent item when old stadiums are being made to souvenirs. But giant screen, pitch lighting or urinal troughs – that's not something fans usually buy for souvenirs. Or is it?
Canada: Obstructed views latest problem at Investors Group Field?
People who already bought their season tickets for some upper tier seats are receiving large discounts or offers of relocation. It turns out that one cannot see the sidelines from parts of the stadium, Winnipeg Sun reveals.