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Encyclopedia > Molson Stadium
Molson Stadium

Location Montreal, Quebec
Opened 1916
Owner McGill University
Surface FieldTurf
Construction cost Unknown
Architect Dave Bennett
Tenants
Montreal Alouettes (regular season) (CFL) 1999 - present
Montreal Alouettes (CFL) 1947-1967
McGill Redmen (CISU)
Capacity
Football: 20,202

The Percival Molson Memorial Stadium is a stadium owned by McGill University and is the home of the Montreal Alouettes and the McGill Redmen. Image File history File links Mtlmcgill. ... Nickname: City of Mary Motto: Concordia Salus Coordinates: Country Canada Province Québec Founded 1642 Established 1832  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1] [2]    - City 185. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The wide plain of FieldTurf used at Torontos Rogers Centre was installed after the 2004 baseball season. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... 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. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... 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. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... McGill University is a publicly funded, non-denominational, co-educational research university located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... CIS Logo Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... McGill University is a publicly funded, non-denominational, co-educational research university located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ...


Prior to World War I, McGill University authorised construction of a new stadium on the slope of Mount Royal, at the corner of Rue University and Avenue des Pins. On July 5, 1917, Captain Percival Molson, a McGill University alumnus and sports star who had been instrumental in getting the stadium plan approved, was killed in action in France. His will left $75,000 to the university to help pay most of the total costs for the construction of the stadium. Other individual donors whose generosity built and renovated the stadium were William C. Macdonald, John W. McConnell. When it was officially opened on October 25, 1919, the Board of Governors of the university named it in honour of this fallen soldier. Combatants Allied Powers: Russian Empire France British Empire Italy United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary German Empire Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Robert Nivelle Herbert Henry Asquith Sir Douglas Haig Sir John Jellicoe Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna Armando Diaz Woodrow... For other uses, see Mount Royal (disambiguation). ... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... Year 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Percival Molson Percival Molson, MC (born August 14, 1880 - died July 5, 1917) was an Canadian star athlete and soldier. ... McGill University is a publicly funded, non-denominational, co-educational research university located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Sir William C. Macdonald (born February 10, 1831 - died June 4, 1917) was a Scots-Quebecer tobacco manufacturer and major education philanthropist in Canada. ... John Wilson McConnell (July 1, 1877 - November 6, 1963) was an Anglo-Quebecer businessman, newspaper publisher, humanitarian, and the most significant philanthropist in the history of the Province of Quebec, Canada. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ...


Today the stadium is the home of the Selwyn House Gryphons and the McGill Redmen football team. Nonetheless, the Alouettes' decision to return to the venue was problematic because the team was being sponsored by Molson Breweries competitor Labatt's. Eventually, the team was forced to change sponsors, and is now sponsored by Molson. Selwyn House School is a prestigious independent boys school, Grades going from Kindergarten to grade 11, in Westmount, Quebec, founded in 1908 by Englishman Captain Algernon Lucas. ... Molson Inc. ... Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. ...


Renovation

Montreal Alouettes cheerleaders entertain the crowd during a timeout in a game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on July 6, 2006 at Molson Stadium.

The Molson Stadium will be renovated with its Phase II of the reconstruction. Phase II will add 5,000 extra seats on the south side and permanent seats on the corners. This is the first step in the Molson Stadium reconstruction, in which permanent seats will be added in the end zone. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 3. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... Cheerleading is recreational activity and sometimes competitive sport involving organised routines including elements of dance and gymnastics to encourage crowds to cheer on sports teams. ... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario. ...


Phase III of the renovations are yet to come, in which constructors think another deck will be added over the North seats, which will accommodate 10,000 seats.


The overall capacity will be 35,000 seats. However, there is neighborhood opposition and the timeframe for progress is uncertain.


See also

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: 45°30′36.3″N, 73°34′50.4″W This is a list of Canadian Football League stadiums. ... 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. ... Commonwealth Stadium is a venue located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, primarily used by the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL. Built in 1978 to host the Commonwealth Games, the stadium seats 60,217. ... 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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John Molson - The Man - John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal QC Canada (1333 words)
Born in Lincolnshire, England in 1763, John Molson was the eldest son of a farmer.
Although Molson's petition to the legislature was not successful, it did initiate a privately funded endeavour, which, with financial assistance from Montreal's business elite, became the Montreal General Hospital.
Molson was on the hospital's Board of Governors when it established Canada's first medical school, the Montreal Medical Institute, in 1823.
Molson Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (390 words)
The Percival Molson Memorial Stadium is a stadium owned by McGill University and is the home of the Montreal Alouettes and the McGill Redmen.
Today the stadium is the home of the Selwyn Gryphons, the McGill Redmen football team and was the home of the CFL Montreal Alouettes from 1947–1967 and again since 1997.
The stadium was built during a time when title sponsorship of sporting venues was not the norm.
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