Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A By-the-Numbers Look at Montreal's Olympic Stadium

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A By-the-Numbers Look at Montreal's Olympic Stadium

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A by-the-numbers look at Montreal's Olympic Stadium

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MONTREAL - Montreal's Olympic Stadium opened in 1976 for that year's Summer Games. A by-the-numbers look at the Big O or, as some dub it, the "Big Owe":

1: Number of papal visits. Pope John Paul ll greeted crowds in September 1984.

6: Number of times Grey Cup has been played there. Event last came to Montreal in 2008.

28: Number of seasons Montreal Expos graced the facility. Team moved to Washington in 2004.

165: Height in metres of stadium tower. With 45-degree angle, it is considered tallest inclined tower in the world.

484: Full length in metres of stadium and tower.

1987: Year it finally landed a roof -- 11 years after Games held in Montreal.

56,000: Its approximate number of seats, depending on configuration. Largest amphitheatre in Quebec.

61,004: Number of people who attended CONCACAF Champions League final on April 29, 2015. …

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