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Encyclopedia > Commonwealth Stadium (Edmonton)
Commonwealth Stadium

Location 11000 Stadium Road
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7
Opened 1978
Renovated 2001
Owner City of Edmonton
Surface Grass
Construction cost $20.9 million (CAD)
Reconstruction Cost: $22.17 million (CAD)
Tenants
Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)
Canadian Soccer
Edmonton Drillers (NASL)
Edmonton Huskies (CJFL)
Edmonton Wildcats (CJFL)<
Capacity
60,081

Commonwealth Stadium is a venue located in the Norwood Area of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, primarily used by the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL. Built in 1978 to host the Commonwealth Games, the stadium seats 60,081 (for regular season football)[1] but can be expanded. The 2002 Grey Cup drew the largest crowd in stadium history, 62,531. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [province]) Area Ranked... ISO 4217 Code CAD User(s) Canada Inflation 2. ... ISO 4217 Code CAD User(s) Canada Inflation 2. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional sports league located in Canada that plays Canadian football, and is the second most popular sports league in Canada. ... The Canadian Soccer Association is the governing body of football (soccer) in Canada. ... The Edmonton Drillers were two incarnations of a professional soccer team based out in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... North American Soccer League or (NASL) was a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada that operated from 1968 to 1984. ... The Edmonton Huskies is a Canadian Junior Football team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... CJFL Logo The Canadian Junior Football League is a national amateur Canadian football league consisting of 20 teams playing in six provinces across Canada. ... CJFL Logo The Canadian Junior Football League is a national amateur Canadian football league consisting of 20 teams playing in six provinces across Canada. ... Norwood is a neighbourhood in North-Central Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional sports league located in Canada that plays Canadian football, and is the second most popular sports league in Canada. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Current flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation Locations of the games, and participating countries The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event. ... The 90th Grey Cup was hosted at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta in 2002. ...


The stadium is the largest in permanent capacity in Canada and one of the few major facilities in that country to have a natural grass playing surface. As such, Commonwealth Stadium often plays host to international soccer matches and tournaments, and is the home field for Canada's men's and women's national soccer teams. In rugby union, the stadium has hosted Churchill Cup matches and hosted some 2006 Women's Rugby World Cup matches, including the final. First international Unofficial: USA 0 - 1 Canada (Newark, USA; November 28, 1885) Official: Australia 3-2 Canada (Brisbane, Australia; June 7, 1924) Biggest win Unofficial: USA 0 - 7 Canada (St. ... First International United States 1 - 0 Canada (Minneapolis, USA; July 7, 1986) Largest win Puerto Rico 0 - 21 Canada (Etobicoke, Canada; August 28, 1998) Worst defeat United States 9 - 1 Canada (Dallas, USA; May 19, 1995) United States 9 - 1 Canada (Sydney, Australia; June 2, 2000) Norway 9 - 1 Canada... A rugby union scrum. ... Mens (right) and womens (left) Barclays Churchill Cup trophies The Churchill Cup (referred to as Barclays Churchill Cup for sponsorship reasons) is an annual rugby union tournament contested by representative mens and womens teams from Canada, England, and the United States, with three invited teams (originally... The 2006 Womens Rugby World Cup (officially IRB Rugby World Cup 2006 Canada and sometimes referred to as the womens world cup) finals is taking place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ...


It is served by Stadium Station along the LRT (201) line and the Stadium Transit Centre (served by routes 2, 120 and 127) adjacent to the LRT Station View of the stadium, from the LRT Platform. ... An Edmonton LRT train at Health Sciences Station. ...


According to the Eskimos web site, the stadium currently has the largest and most advanced video screen jumbotron in the world. It measures 40' by 24' and with a 16:9 picture format.


The stadium has hosted the 1978 Commonwealth Games, the 1983 Universiade Summer Games, the 2001 IAAF World Championships in Athletics, the final match of the inaugural FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship in 2002 and the Heritage Classic outdoor NHL hockey game in 2003. The CFL Grey Cup game has been played at Commonwealth Stadium on three occasions: in 1984, 1997, and 2002. It has also hosted many concerts, including U2, Pink Floyd, David Bowie,Tim McGraw, the Rolling Stones, and The Police on their 30th anniversary reunion tour. The 1978 Commonwealth Games were held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada // Medals by country Countries which won medals Medals by event Athletics Bowls Boxing Cycling Track Road Gymnastics Artistic Shooting Pistol Rifle Shotgun Swimming Diving Swimming Diving Weightlifting Wrestling Badminton External link 1978 Commonwealth Games - Commonwealth Games official website Categories: | | ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Universiade is an International multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). ... The 8th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between August 3 and August 12 and was the first time the event had visited North America. ... The World Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ... The FIFA U-20 Womens World Championship is a world championship football tournament, organized by FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), for national teams of women under age 20. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Gretzky and Lafleur at the ceremonial faceoff A group photo of the MegaStars, joined by Raj Binder, far left The Heritage Classic was an outdoor ice hockey game played on November 22, 2003 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between the Edmonton Oilers and the Montreal Canadiens. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... Date November 18, 1984 Stadium Commonwealth Stadium City Edmonton Most Valuable Player Offence: Tom Clements (QB), Winnipeg Defence: Tyrone Jones (LB), Winnipeg Most Valuable Canadian Sean Kehoe (RB), Winnipeg National Anthem Coin toss Halftime show Attendance 60,081 Network CBC, Canadian Football Network, Télévision de Radio-Canada Announcers... Date November 16, 1997 Stadium Commonwealth Stadium City Edmonton Most Valuable Player Doug Flutie, Toronto Most Valuable Canadian Paul Massoti, Toronto National Anthem Coin toss Halftime show Attendance 60,431 TV in Canada Network CBC, RDS Announcers (CBC) Steve Armitage, Mark Lee, Chris Walby, Brian Williams, Glen Suitor, Brenda Irving... The 90th Grey Cup was hosted at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta in 2002. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Pink Floyd are a British rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the rock band. ... The Police are a three-piece rock band consisting of singer/bassist Sting, guitarist Andy Summers, and drummer Stewart Copeland. ... The Police Reunion Tour is a 2007 concert tour by long-estranged reggae-rock greats The Police, marking the 30th anniversary of their beginnings. ...


Commonwealth stadium was last re-sodded in April of 2007 in preparation for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. However, the stadium is not expected to get as much use for soccer in the future due to the completion of the soccer-specific BMO Field in Toronto. 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. ... BMO Field is a soccer-specific stadium under-construction located in Exhibition Place in the city of Toronto. ...


Reference

  • Esks.com - Commonwealth Stadium facts & figures

See also

Preceded by
Olimpico Sevilla
Seville
IAAF World Championships in Athletics
Venue

2001
Succeeded by
Stade de France
Paris
Current stadiums in the Canadian Football League
Western Division Eastern Division
BC Place Stadium | Commonwealth Stadium | McMahon Stadium | Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field Canad Inns Stadium | Ivor Wynne Stadium | Percival Molson Stadium | Rogers Centre | (Olympic Stadium)

Coordinates: 53°33′34.73″N, 113°28′34.08″W This is a list of Canadian Football League stadiums. ... Estadio Olimpico Situated in Seville, Spain the multi-use stadium was completed in 1999 and seats about 72,000 people. ... NO8DO (I was not abandoned) Location Coordinates : ( ) Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Sevilla (Spanish) Spanish name Sevilla Founded 8th-9th century BC Postal code 41001-41080 Website http://www. ... The World Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ... The 8th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between August 3 and August 12 and was the first time the event had visited North America. ... The Stade de France and the district of La Plaine The Stade de France (the English translation Stadium of France is not used) is a stadium in an inner suburb of Paris, and the national stadium of France, built for the 1998 Football World Cup. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... This is a list of Canadian Football League stadiums. ... Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional sports league located in Canada that plays Canadian football, and is the second most popular sports league in Canada. ... The West Division is one of the two regional divisions of the Canadian Football League. ... The Canadian Football Leagues East Division has 4 teams. ... BC Place Stadium is Canadas first domed stadium and is the largest air-supported stadium in the world. ... McMahon Stadium (pronounced ) is a Canadian football stadium located in Calgary, Alberta. ... Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field is a sports stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan that is the home field of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League; it is also the site of University of Regina Rams and Regina Thunder of the Prairie Football Conference football teams. ... Canad Inns Stadium (formerly Winnipeg Stadium) is a Canadian football stadium located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Ivor Wynne Stadium (originally known as Civic Stadium) is a Canadian football stadium located in Hamilton, Ontario. ... Molson Stadium (Officially known as Percival Molson Memorial Stadium) is a football stadium at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. ... 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. ... Montreals Olympic Stadium (In French: Le Stade Olympique) was the main venue of the 1976 Summer Olympics and was the home ballpark of Major League Baseballs Montreal Expos from 1977 until the franchise was moved to Washington, D.C. after the 2004 season. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Among one of North America's finest, Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium was built in 1978 and has hosted many international sporting competitions such as the Commonwealth Games, World University Games and the IAAF World Championships in Athletics.
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