BMO Field

Capacity30 991
Country Canada
CityToronto
ClubsToronto FC
CategoryDesign implemented
Cost$ 120 mln
Construction2014-2016
Design Gensler
Design time 2013/2014

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Description: BMO Field

The concept introduced in late 2013 by Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment foresees a complex transformation of BMO Field. Both tiers of the west side are to be kept, similarly with the eastern, single-tiered stand. This side will also see a second balcony for fans, allowing 25,000 people to be seated along the pitch.

Both end stands, built in 2007 and 2010, will be removed and replaced by retractable seating. This way the stadium will provide 30,000 seats for football games of FC Toronto or Canadian national team. At the same time it will also allow longer pitch for Canadian/American football to be used, decreasing capacity by 5,000.

In case of excessive demand for single events, temporary second tier behind both goals can be built, setting the capacity at 40,000.

Perhaps most important in the redesign carried out by renowned practice Gensler, is the roof. Supported by pylons in the corners, new cover for each stand will protect all seats apart from some temporary ones. Support pylons will also accommodate two new video screens in the corners.

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