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BMO Field

Location Toronto, Ontario
Broke ground 2006
Opened 2007 (expected)
Owner City of Toronto
Operator MLSE Ltd.
Surface FieldTurf
Construction cost C$72 million (estimate)
Tenants
Canada national soccer team
Toronto FC (MLS) (2007-present)
Canada national rugby union team
Seats
20,000 (Soccer)

BMO Field is a soccer-specific stadium under-construction located in Exhibition Place in the city of Toronto. The open-air structure will seat 20,000 spectators and be owned by the City of Toronto. Installation of the stands and field is set to be complete by January 1, 2007 with construction then beginning on the indoor features of the stadium. [1] Image File history File links Current_sport. ... Image File history File links BMOFieldLogo. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages None Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. ... The wide plain of FieldTurf used at Torontos Rogers Centre was installed after the 2004 baseball season. ... ISO 4217 Code CAD User(s) Canada Inflation 2. ... First International USA 0 - 1 Canada (Newark, USA; November 28, 1885) Largest win USA 0 - 7 Canada (St. ... Year founded 2006 League Major League Soccer Nickname TBD Stadium BMO Field Coach Mo Johnston Owner MLSE First Game Chivas USA - Toronto FC (Home Depot Center; April 7, 2007) Largest Win TBD Worst Defeat TBD All-time Top Scorer TBD Supporter Groups Red Patch Boys, U-Sector MLS Cup none... Major League Soccer (MLS) is the top soccer league of both the United States and Canada. ... First international Japan 9 - 8 Canada (31 January 1932) Largest win Barbados 3 - 71 Canada (24 June 2006) Worst defeat England 70 - 0 Canada (13 November 2004) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Quarter Finals, 1991 The Canadian national rugby union team represent Canada in international rugby... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Columbus Crew Stadium opened in 1999 as the first of a growing number of American stadiums built for soccer Soccer-specific stadium (SSS) is a term used mainly in the United States and Canada. ... Looking East from the CNE Ferris Wheel (National Trade Centre at left, Automotive Building at right). ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

The stadium was part of Canada's bid to host the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[2] The original plan was that the site was to be located at York University, with the university contributing $15 million toward the cost of the new stadium. However, the university was forced to back out in May 2005.[3] The eventual site was moved to the location of old Exhibition Stadium and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame building. The FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 will be hosted by the cities of Toronto, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Victoria, and Burnaby (Vancouver) and is scheduled to run from June 30, 2007 to July 22, 2007. ... York University, located in Toronto, Ontario, is Canadas third-largest university. ... ISO 4217 Code CAD User(s) Canada Inflation 2. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Original architectural model of the 4th Exhibition Stadium, from 1948 Exhibition Stadium was a stadium that formerly stood on the Exhibition Place grounds in Toronto, Ontario. ... Canadas Sports Hall of Fame is a Hall of Fame established in 1955 to preserve the record of Canadian sports achievements and to promote a greater awareness of Canadas heritage of sport[1]. As of June 2004, there were 436 inductees. ...


On May 11, 2006, Major League Soccer, The US and Canada's highest-level soccer league, announced that Toronto FC would join the league as its thirteenth (and first Canada-based) team in 2007. The league considers soccer-specific stadiums to be a critical part of its strategy; MLS commissioner Don Garber has been adamant that expansion teams must have plans for a soccer-specific stadium in place to be granted a franchise. These facilities are thought to improve overall crowd atmosphere (because they are smaller than stadiums built primarily for gridiron football)[citation needed], and may allow teams to control most revenues generated by their facilities. On August 31, 2006, the Toronto Star reported that BMO Financial Group purchased the naming rights to the stadium.[4] On September 20, 2006, stadium webcam viewers watched as a banner was raised on the West Grandstand re-naming the stadium "BMO Field". The name was later announced on the team's official website. May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is the top soccer league of both the United States and Canada. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Year founded 2006 League Major League Soccer Nickname TBD Stadium BMO Field Coach Mo Johnston Owner MLSE First Game Chivas USA - Toronto FC (Home Depot Center; April 7, 2007) Largest Win TBD Worst Defeat TBD All-time Top Scorer TBD Supporter Groups Red Patch Boys, U-Sector MLS Cup none... Don Garber (born October 9, 1957) is the commissioner of Major League Soccer succeeding Doug Logan in 1999. ... Gridiron can mean many different things: This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Toronto Star is Canadas highest-circulation newspaper, though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within Ontario. ... Bank of Montreal TSX: BMO NYSE: BMO is Canadas fourth largest bank[1], and is classified as a Domestic Chartered Bank (Schedule I). ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Management, ownership and funding

Toronto FC will be owned by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. (MLSE), owners of the National Hockey League's Toronto Maple Leafs and the National Basketball Association's Toronto Raptors. In addition, MLSE will contribute towards the cost of the building of the stadium. With the total costs in the realm of $62 million ($72 million including land), contributions will come from multiple sources. MLSE will contribute $8 million towards the construction of the stadium and $10 million towards securing the naming rights of the stadium. The Canadian Federal Government will contribute $27 million, with Ontario's government adding an additional $8 million. Toronto will pay $9.8 million, and have the rights to the stadium. (All figures are in Canadian dollars.) Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Toronto Maple Leafs are a professional ice hockey team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier womens swimming league and one of the four major professional sports leagues of North America. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... ISO 4217 Code CAD User(s) Canada Inflation 2. ...


Stadium Specifics

BMO Field will use FieldTurf rather than one of natural grass. As well, the stadium will have an inflatable bubble erected around it to allow its use during the winter months. The stadium will also be modified for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, adding 5,000 temporary seats which will be dismantled after the championships. The wide plain of FieldTurf used at Torontos Rogers Centre was installed after the 2004 baseball season. ... The FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 will be hosted by the cities of Toronto, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Victoria, and Burnaby (Vancouver) and is scheduled to run from June 30, 2007 to July 22, 2007. ...


Paul Beirne, director of business operations for Toronto FC, has stated that the seats will be entirely red with the exception of a design on each of the main stands. On the east side, the design will be a large maple leaf while on the lower west stand the design will spell out "TORONTO". [5]


Target opening

BMO Field will hold its first game on April 28, 2007 when Toronto FC plays against the Kansas City Wizards. The grand opening celebration will take place on May 12, 2007. [6] MLS's commissioner has declared that the 2008 All-Star Game will take place at BMO Field, as will an MLS Cup by the year 2012. April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year founded 2006 League Major League Soccer Nickname TBD Stadium BMO Field Coach Mo Johnston Owner MLSE First Game Chivas USA - Toronto FC (Home Depot Center; April 7, 2007) Largest Win TBD Worst Defeat TBD All-time Top Scorer TBD Supporter Groups Red Patch Boys, U-Sector MLS Cup none... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname Wizards Stadium Arrowhead Stadium Coach Brian Bliss, 2006 (interim) Owner OnGoal, LLC. First Game Kansas City Wiz 3–0 Colorado Rapids (Arrowhead Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win Kansas City Wizards 6–0 MetroStars (Arrowhead Stadium; June 20, 1999) Worst Defeat Kansas... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The MLS All-Star Game has been held each season that Major League Soccer has existed. ...


See Also

Looking East from the CNE Ferris Wheel (National Trade Centre at left, Automotive Building at right). ... Original architectural model of the 4th Exhibition Stadium, from 1948 Exhibition Stadium was a stadium that formerly stood on the Exhibition Place grounds in Toronto, Ontario. ...

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Sports: Air Canada Centre | BMO Field | Maple Leaf Gardens | Ricoh Coliseum | Rogers Centre | Varsity Arena Year founded 2006 League Major League Soccer Nickname TBD Stadium BMO Field Coach Mo Johnston Owner MLSE First Game Chivas USA - Toronto FC (Home Depot Center; April 7, 2007) Largest Win TBD Worst Defeat TBD All-time Top Scorer TBD Supporter Groups Red Patch Boys, U-Sector MLS Cup none... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Originally, a landmark literally meant a geographic feature used by explorers and others to find their way back or through an area. ... Image File history File links Toronto_Flag. ... The main entrance to the AGO The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is an art museum on the eastern edge of Torontos downtown Chinatown district, on Dundas Street West between McCaul Street and Beverley Street. ... Canadas Walk of Fame acknowledges the achievements and accomplishments of successful Canadians. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Centre View up to the skylight inside the Barbara Frum atrium. ... Casa Loma Casa Loma (literally House on the Hill) is a Toronto, Ontario, Canada tourist attraction and the former home of financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt. ... The CHUM-City Building The CHUM-City Building is the headquarters of CHUM Limited, a Canadian media corporation. ... The CN Tower, at 553. ... Dundas Square. ... Looking East from the CNE Ferris Wheel (National Trade Centre at left, Automotive Building at right). ... A blockhouse at Fort York in 2004 Fort York is an historic site of military fortifications and related buildings on the west side of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Harbourfront Centre The Harbourfront Centre is a key cultural facility on Toronto, Ontarios waterfront, situated at 235 Queens Quay West. ... The Hockey Hall of Fame is located at the corner of Front & Yonge in downtown Toronto The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hockey Hall of Fame which is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, celebrates the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and... Kensington market in downtown Toronto Kensington Market is one of the most famous neighbourhoods in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Nathan Phillips Square, 2005 Nathan Phillips Square is a city square that forms the front (south) entrance to Toronto City Hall or New City Hall at Queen Street West and Bay Street (its address is 100 Queen West). ... Ontario Place is an agency of the Government of Ontario, an entertainment attraction, located approximately 4 km west of downtown Toronto on the shore of Lake Ontario, just south of Exhibition Place. ... Completed Teluscape. ... PATH is a 27-kilometre network of pedestrian tunnels beneath the office towers of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Queens Park is an historic green space in central Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Southern facade of R.C. Harris Filtration Plant. ... The southeast corner of Robarts Library Rear corner of Robarts Library Looking up the side of the Library Robarts Library is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto. ... The Royal Ontario Museum, commonly known as the ROM (rhyming with Tom), is a major museum for world culture and natural history in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... Todmorden Mills was a small settlement located in the Don River valley in Toronto, Ontario. ... Toronto City Hall The City Hall of Toronto, Ontario, Canada is one of the most distinctive landmarks of the city. ... The Toronto Eaton Centre is a large shopping mall and office complex in downtown Toronto, Ontario Canada, named after the now-defunct Eatons department store chain. ... Toronto Islands as seen from CN Tower The Toronto Islands are a chain of small islands providing a shallow natural harbour for the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Toronto Pearson International Airport, or Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport (IATA: YYZ, ICAO: CYYZ), straddling Mississaugas northeastern boundary with neighbouring Toronto, is Canadas busiest airport and part of the National Airports System. ... The Toronto Zoo is a zoo which is open 364 days a year, located in the north eastern part of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Union Station is a major railway, subway, and streetcar station at 65 Front Street West between Bay Street and York Street in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Launched in 1995 the Waterfront trail is a series of trails along the shores of Lake Ontario currently begining in Niagara on the Lake and extending to Brockville. ... Categories: Stub | Cooperatives ... North Entrance Atrium View from CN Tower The Air Canada Centre, often referred to simply as The ACC, is a multi-purpose arena located on Bay Street in downtown Toronto, Ontario. ... Maple Leaf Gardens, 2006 Exterior signage as of 2006, with letters missing Maple Leaf Gardens was an indoor arena in Toronto, on the northwest corner of Carlton Street and Church Street. ... Ricoh Coliseum is an arena at Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto, Ontario. ... Rogers Centre, formerly known as (and often still unofficially called) SkyDome, [1] is a multi-purpose stadium in Toronto, Ontario, situated next to the CN Tower near the shores of Lake Ontario. ... Varsity Arena is an arena in Toronto, Ontario. ...


Performing arts: Bathurst Street Theatre | Canon Theatre | Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres | Four Seasons Centre | Hummingbird Centre | Massey Hall | Princess of Wales Theatre | Royal Alexandra Theatre | Roy Thomson Hall Bathurst Street Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street, Toronto. ... The Canon Theatre is one of Torontos live entertainment venues. ... The entrance to the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres Interior of Winter Garden Theatre The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres are a pair of stacked theatres in Toronto, Canada. ... Construction and fundraising for the Four Seasons Centre in May 2006. ... The Hummingbird Centre The Hummingbird Centre is a major performing arts venue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Inside Massey Hall in 1945. ... The Princess of Wales Theatre is a 2000-seat theatre located at 300 King Street West in the heart of Torontos Entertainment District. ... The Royal Alexandra theatre The Royal Alexandra Theatre is a theatre in Toronto, Ontario Canada. ... Roy Thomson Hall Roy Thomson Hall is a concert hall in Toronto, Canada. ...


Current Stadiums in Major League Soccer
Western Conference Eastern Conference
Dick's Sporting Goods Park | The Home Depot Center | Pizza Hut Park | Rice-Eccles Stadium | Robertson Stadium Arrowhead Stadium | Columbus Crew Stadium | BMO Field | Giants Stadium | Gillette Stadium | RFK Memorial Stadium | Toyota Park

 
 

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