Stade Saputo

Capacity20 801
6,948 (Covered seats)
Country Canada
CityMontreal
ClubsMontréal Impact
Inauguration 18/08/2008
Construction 18/04/2007 - 05/2008
Renovations 2011-2012
Cost $ 17 million (2007), $ 23 million (2011)
Design Dant Clayton Corporation
Contractor Broccolini Construction Inc.
Address 4750 Rue Sherbrooke Est, Montreal, QC H1V 3S8, Canada

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Description: Stade Saputo

Established in 2008, Montreal Impact FC needed a proper football stadium to play in. The site chosen to build it was former training stadium of the 1976 Olympics complex, just meters north of the Olympic Stadium.

Replacing the athletic venue was a three-stand football-specific stadium that could accommodate 13,034 people. Half of the budget ($17 million) was covered by Saputo family, whose company became the naming rights owner. The remainder was collected via various commercial partners.

As Impact was planning to go from NASL to MLS, plans of expansion were drawn and implemented in 2011-2012, when the approval of joining North America's top football league was granted. This time it was the Quebec government who financed works.

Currently the stadium has an independent main stand with some of the ground's 20 skyboxes, while other sections form the shape of letter 'C', being partially covered. Only stand built from scratch in 2011, the south end, hosts local ultras at two standing sections.

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