First game at Impact’s stadium in 2018
The Impact will play its first game outdoors in Montreal this year. With MLS expansion side Los Angeles FC visiting this Saturday at 1pm, Stade Saputo will unveil its beautiful, green grass and welcome the Bleu-blanc-noir’s supporters from the second the doors open at 11am. Many activities are on schedule, while some changes were made to the Impact’s home. You’ll be able to discover these small additions and activities on your own by purchasing tickets; but hurry, as quantities are very limited.
As per usual, we suggest using public transportation and arriving to Stade Saputo early, as well as wearing blue, even if the Impact will be in white on Saturday for a special occasion. Don’t forget your scarf and hold it up high when the players hit the field. Also, in support of the Humboldt Broncos, the Impact will wear a green armband, and a moment of silence will be held prior to the game.
Traffic can get quite heavy in the Pie-IX/Sherbrooke/Viau/Pierre-de-Coubertin square. The Impact suggests using public transportation. At the stadium, all spectators are subject to an electronic inspection upon entering.
Among the new additions, Stade Saputo will feature new prestige seats in 2018, in sections 104 to 107, which will give access to the north pavilion and includes food and drinks. The mezzanines and aerial terrace have also been revamped.
IMFC Summers are back!
Again this season, pregame festivities as part of the IMFC Summer will allow supporters to feel the atmosphere and prepare for 90 intense minutes in the stands. To kick things off, a DJ with be at the turntables and a host will warm up the stadium. And why not take advantage of our 2 for 1 special on all drinks from 11am to noon?
Saturday’s game presented by BMO
The Impact’s supporters that are also BMO clients will enjoy many advantages at Stade Saputo throughout the entire season. From the second you get to the stadium, the BMO door will give you special access to enter Stade Saputo quickly upon presenting your BMO debit card or your BMO/Mastercard credit card.
Supporters using this entrance will be automatically registered to a contest and will stand the chance of winning a seat upgrade, or of participating in the coin toss on the field, with the captains of both teams and the referee!
BMO will also be on the field for the presentation of the giant jersey right before the game kicks off, and at halftime for the giant puzzle contest. Visit the BMO mini-branch under section 133 for more details and make your way there after the game as well, for an autograph session with two Impact players.
You’re equally invited to share your thoughts online using the hashtags #FanFini and #IMFC before and during Saturday’s game. Your posts may find their way onto the stadium’s giant screens.
A plethora of activities planned by our partners
Visit our partners’ kiosks all around the stadium for some special animations. Videotron, under sections 122 and 123, will be back with its virtual reality goalie experience. The first 100 visitors will also be offered a gift.
The Nutrilait Family Corner will feature a game area as per usual, most notably a mini soccer field, the concierge kiosk and numerous advantages for families. Also, 1,500 towels will be distributed in these sections to highlight the Bleu-blanc-noir’s return to its stadium.
Pass by Le Grec’s kiosk under section 134 for a very attractive contest: Le Grec and its ambassador, Samuel Piette, are giving you the chance to travel to Orlando to go and see the Impact face the Lions in Florida, on June 23. The Beers of the world and Umberto Cesari bars will also be open; at the latter, you will be able to taste for the first time the wines created for the club's 25th anniversary.
The BMO Celebration Zone, on the stadium’s east side, offers games for all ages, like the Mira Amusement foosball tables, a makeup artist, and not to mention the IMFC BMO Barber. Also, the Oasis juice bar will be open, just like its Dunk Tank; hit the bullseye and make an LAFC supporter fall in the water!
After each game, you can vote for the Videotron Man of the Match on the club’s mobile app, near the end of the second half. Two Impact players will also participate in the BMO autograph session after the final whistle, at the BMO mini-branch under section 133. You’ll also receive the BMO autograph booklet for the 2018 season.
Again, this year, it will be possible to purchase your tickets for the 50/50 raffle benefiting the Montreal Impact Foundation. Look for the volunteers wearing a lime green shirt to purchase your raffle tickets.
And don’t forget to prepare your voice. We want to hear you singing loud and clear for the entire game!