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Five Best Canadian Football Stadiums

Five Best Canadian Football Stadiums

Canada: the land of gorgeous Rockies, exceptional politeness, and Alphonso Davies. Yes, you read that right!

The explosive left back has become a global phenomenon for his exploits at Bayern Munich. And naturally, that has to translate to soccer gaining popularity in the country.

And it is not like Canada is underprepared. Let us look at the Five Best Canadian Football Stadiums in terms of capacity and see how they are being used at present.

1.Olympic Stadium Montreal

The biggest stadium in Canada, the Olympic Stadium has a long and almost notorious history, similar to online live casino games.

It is, of course, nicknamed "the Big Owe" because of its bloated costs over the years. Nevertheless, it is a glorious arena worthy of being Canada's best.

And its association with soccer goes back several decades. The first big match to happen at the Olympic Stadium was the final of the 1976 Olympic Games where East Germany beat Poland with more than 70,000 fans in attendance.

After this, Montreal found it difficult to establish a successful local club and the stadium was mostly used for American football and baseball.

That was until 2012 when Montreal Impact played their first home game here. Nowadays, CF Montreal play here off and on as their main home is Saputo Stadium.

2.Commonwealth Stadium

Commonwealth Stadium has a capacity of almost 56,000 seats, making it the second biggest stadium in Canada. This stadium was the former home of an American Soccer League team, Edmonton Drillers.

Apart from the soccer matches, it has hosted a wide range of cricketing events such as the home matches of Canadian men's and women's national teams.

Commonwealth Stadium also was the host of 2014 Under-20 Women's World Cup as well as the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

3. BC Place

BC (British Columbia) Place has a capacity of 54,320 seats. Therefore, it is the third biggest stadium in Canada.

This stadium was the former home of Vancouver Whitecaps. Apart from the sports, it has hosted numerous non sporting functions across Canada.

Once Vancouver Whitecaps changed their name Vancouver Whitecaps FC, BC Place took the responsibility of hosting their home games. This stadium also hosted games for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

4. Rogers Centre

With a capacity of 47,560, Rogers Centre Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium that organizes the home matches of Toronto Blue Jays in MLB. Furthermore, it organizes numerous festivals, concerts and functions in Canada.

Previously, Rogers Centre used to hold home games of Toronto Argonauts in Canadian Soccer League.

This stadium was given the name of "Rogers Centre" after its purchase by Rogers Communication in 2005.

5. McMahon Stadium

McMahon Stadium is primarily an American football stadium owned by Calgary University. As a result of its ownership and a great capacity (37,317), it hosts many sporting events related to Calgary.

The events held at McMahon stadium with regards to association football include it being the home to Calgary Boomers and Calgary Mustangs.

With that being said, Mcmahon Stadium is sparingly used these days for association football. Hopefully that changes in the near future.

Final Word

While Canada has some exceptional sporting multipurpose venues, the need for dedicated football stadiums has never been more.

Here's hoping that with the emergence of more Canadian players in the top European leagues translates to bigger and better footballing venues in the Great White North.

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