IG Field (Investors Group Field)
|Clubs||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Inauguration||26.05.2013 (religious meeting)|
|Construction||10.05.2010 - 05.2013|
|Cost||$ 209 million|
|Design||Populous / Raymond S.C Wan|
|Address||315 Chancellor Matheson Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2E8, Canada|
IG Field – stadium description
First plans to find a replacement for Canad Inns Stadium came in 2007 and an early vision followed within months. The unique 30,000-seat stadium with two arches touching one another over the pitch was designed by Populous, while local company Raymond S. C. Wan completed the design.
In 2009 the venue was approved with numerous amendments. Visually the biggest difference was roof arches going vertically and thus remaining over their respective stands. In May 2010 works began on the University of Manitoba and were expected to end in mid-2012. However, delays caused the opening to be shifter and only take place in late May 2013.
Along with time frame changes came financing modifications, with two private partners being left out of the project, funding was left up to Blue Bombers and authorities (local and federal). With an increase in cost over time, the counter stopped at some $ 200 million.
Initially nicknamed Project 85, the stadium was later referred to as either the new Bombers Stadium or Winnipeg Stadium. Finally, in 2012 a deal was reached with Investors Group to rename it officially Investors Group Field until 2024.
Anchor tenant for the stadium are the Blue Bombers, but two other American football teams are to play here: Manitoba Bisons and Winnipeg Rifles. Also, the association football 2015 Women's World Cup is to be held here, just like numerous concerts and other events. First large event was the religious meeting One Heart on May 26, 2013.
Winnipeg: Investors Group Field price tag still growing
As if it wasn’t controversial enough already, the final cost of Investors Group Field is still unclear. Further repair works are being done, while debt rose by over $8 million by 2015.
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.
Stadium of the Year 2013: Last 24 hours to vote
It’s been exactly 30 days since we started the Stadium of the Year competition. Now we enter the final 24 hours of the vote. If you haven’t selected your favourites, now is the time!
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…
Stadium of the Year 2013: Let the vote begin!
It's time to start the selection process. For the next month you can thoroughly review all candidates and make your move, selecting 2013's Stadium of the Year. The world's largest open competition of this kind begins now!
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.
Stadium of the Year 2013: Time to nominate!
Just like every year, we invite you to propose nominees before the Stadium of the Year vote begins. We created an initial list of eligible stadiums, but count on you to suggest more, if you think we missed any worthy building.