With a pristine, natural grass field, a prime location in Olympic Park and easy access by subway or car, Stade Saputo has become a privileged site for soccer in Montreal, Quebec and Canada.
The stadium was inaugurated in 2008 and constructed at a cost of $17 million. The sum of $7.5M was donated by the Saputo family, while $9.5M was financed on a 25-year term.
On March 9, 2011, in preparation for its entry in Major League Soccer, the Montreal Impact unveiled the detailed plans for the expansion of Stade Saputo, with stadium seating increasing from 13,034 to 20,801 seats. The Quebec government infused an additional $23 million into the stadium for the expansion. Developed by the architects at Provencher, Roy and Associates, as well as the engineers from Cima +, the expansion project was constructed by Broccolini.
To remain seamlessly integrated within the Olympic Park, the view between the Olympic Village and Olympic Stadium was maintained, thus respecting an urban planning regulation established for the Montreal Olympic Games in 1976.
After starting its inaugural season in Major League Soccer at Olympic Stadium, the Impact made its debut at his new “home” on June 16, 2012, giving its supporters a historic 4-1 win against the Seattle Sounders FC.
The Montreal Impact inaugurated on October 1, 2013, its new synthetic field. Sitting right next to the main entrance of the stadium, the field will be available for use by the club, most notably by the Impact U23, the Academy and the soccer schools, but also by the community.
Designed by Quebec business FieldTurf, the field is the first of its kind in Quebec to use the Revolution technology, which uses a more durable fibre. The field has also been given a FIFA 2 Star designation.
The expansion project at Stade Saputo included the construction of a field to respond to the needs of quality infrastructures for the youth of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
A deal has also been signed with the UQAM Citadins, who will use the field for their soccer home matches.
The surface measures 68 metres by 110 metres.
Address: 4750 Sherbrooke Street East, in Montreal’s Olympic Park
Capacity: 20,801 seats
Pitch: Natural grass, 120 yards x 77 yards (110 meters x 70 meters)
Corporate boxes: 36
Parking: 6 underground parking lots, for a total of 4,000 parking places
Subway: Accessible by two stations: Viau and Pie IX
Point of sales for concessions: 110
Boutiques (3): 1 permanent and 2 temporary
Access points: 3 entrances
Seats under the roof: 6,948 seats