Data and statistics

Find all of the data on the size of our installations, as well as information on our activities.

The Olympic Stadium

Metric Imperial
Total area of the esplanade (excluding the Pierre-Charbonneau Centre and the Maurice-Richard Arena, the StarCité Theatre and the Biodome) 338,733 m2 3,646,087 sq. ft.
Area occupied by buildings 72,046 m2 775,500 sq. ft.
Full length of the Stadium and Tower 484 m 1,589 ft.
Area of the Stadium on the esplanade 59,309 m2 638,400 sq. ft.
Outside length of the Stadium (without the Tower) 284 m 931 ft.
Outside width of the Stadium 245 m 804 ft.
Outside perimeter of the Stadium 885 m 2,905 ft.
Total surface area of the roof 23,270 m2 250,476 sq. ft.
Perimeter of the floor 551 m 1,808 ft.
Length of the floor 181.6 m 596 ft.
Width of the floor 141.7 m 465 ft.
Height at the centre of the covered Stadium 61 m 200 ft.
Perimeter of the technical ring (elliptical shape) 468 m 1,536 ft.
Large diameter of the technical ring ellipse 175 m 575 ft.
Small diameter of the technical ring ellipse 104 m 340 ft.
Gross area of the five floors behind the stands, levels 100 - 200 - 200A - 300 - 400 85,393 m2 919,166 sq. ft.
Volume of the Stadium enclosure, including the stands 1,868,912 m3 66,000,000 cu. ft.
Volume of the Stadium behind the stands only 678,051 m3 23,942,000 cu. ft.
Structural elements (prefabricated concrete) 12,000 elements
Structural elements (steel cable) 1,000 km 620 mi
Concrete mass 400,000 m3 14,126,000 cu. ft.
Colour video screen 11.6 m X 15.1 m 38 X 49.6 ft.
Matrix video screen 11.6 m X 21.2 m 38 X 69.6 ft.
Stand capacity 56,040 seats
Gross area of the East Hall 7,284 m2 78,407 sq. ft.
Main Room 18,933 m2 203,792 sq. ft.
Number of ticket booths 41 - 17 in 2 islands in the Rotunda and
24 in 8 islands at level 200 of the Stadium
Cloakroom capacity 4,000 spaces in the Rotunda

The Montréal Tower and Tourist Hall

Metric Imperial
Mass of the Towerr 166,000 t 183,000 t
Elevation of the Tower above sea level 190 m 623'-9"
Height of the Tower above the ground 165 m 539'-11"
Top steel portion of the Tower 78 m 254'-4"
Above the ground bottom concrete portion of the Tower 87 m 285'-7"
Underground concrete portion of the Tower 10 m 34'-2"
Angle of the front of the Tower (South side) 0 to 45 ° 0 to 45 °
Angle of the back of the Tower (North side) 81 to 22.5 ° 81 to 22.5 °
Length of the rails on the back of the Tower 266 m 872 ft.
Length of the funicular's 34-mm (6 strands) cable 650 m 2,133 ft.
Gross area of the 3 floors of the Observatory 1,526 m2 16,430 sq. ft.
Area of the Salon Montréal 395 m2 4,255 sq. ft.
Visibility in clear weather 80 km 50 milles
Height of the outside niche 35 m 114 ft.
Width of the outside niche 9.1 to 17.9 m 30 to 59 ft.
Depth of the outside niche 6.2 to 8.2 m 20'-6" to 27 ft.
Weekly capacity of guided tours 1,722 visitors
Gross area of the 181-seat Auditorium and projection room 272 m2 2,928 sq. ft.
Gross area of the 140-seat restaurant space 381 m2 4,100 sq. ft.
Gross area of the 2 souvenir shops 91 m2 980 sq. ft.
Number of booths for funicular tickets 4 in the same island

The funicular

Metric Imperial
Size of the cabin
Height and width 4.5 m 15 ft.
Depth 6.0 m 20 ft.
Weight when empty 13.5 t 29,700 lb
Laden weight 20.5 t 45,100 lb
Cabin features
2 levels capable of accommodating up to 76 people or 5,500 kg. Levelling by lever-controlled hydraulic cylinder.
Funicular speed: 2.8 m/sec. (ascension in 2 min.) on the main system, 1.4 m/sec. (ascension in 3.5 min.) on the secondary system.
Engine power
315 kW or 423 CV for the main engine, 215 kW or 288 CV for the secondary engine.
Emergency features
Parachute brakes in case of a breakdown or excessive speed. Independent generators in case of a power outage.
Number of daily trips
49 during low season, 79 during high season.
Hourly capacity
Up to 456 passengers.
Observatory capacity
500 visitors at the same time, with an average of 45 min. per visit.

The Sports Centre

Metric Imperial
Gross area at deck level 16,536 m2 177,996 sq. ft.
Area at synchronized swimming deck - level 100 1,130 m2 12,164 sq. ft.
Overall inside length 179 m 587 ft.
Overall outside width 100 m 328'-3" ft.
Maximum height 26 m 85 ft.
Gross area of the weight room 581 m2 6,258 sq. ft.
Gross area of the multisport room 1,510 m2 16,252 sq. ft.
Dryland training area 1,118 m2 12,036 sq. ft.
Size and volume of the 7 pools Length / Width / Depth
Competition 50m x 25m x 2m 2,500,000 l 550,000 imp. gal.
Diving
(Diving boards of varying heights, including 11 springboards, 2 diving boards and 4 platforms)
20.7m x 20m x (4.8 to 5.2m) 2,070,000 l 455,000 imp. gal.
Underwater diving (3 levels at 5-10-15 meters) 14m x 10m x 15m 1,400,000 l 308,000 imp. gal.
Training 50m x 12.5m x 2m 1,250,000 l 275,000 imp. gal.
Synchronized swimming
and water polo
20m x 30m x 3m 1,800,000 l 396,000 imp. gal.
Warm-up 5m x 5m x 2m 50,000 l 11,000 imp. gal.
Wading 15m x 10m x (45 to 51cm) 72,000 l 16,000 imp. gal.
Total 9,142,000 l 2,011,000 imp. gal.
Water temperature based on requirements and activities Between 27°C and 33°C Between 81°F and 91°F
Type of water filtration 17 sand filters
Stand capacity 2,000 seats

The outside fields

Metric Imperial
Area of the football field 16,781 m2 180,628 sq. ft.

The parking lots

Metric Imperial
Inside parking lots (3,933 spots)
Parking lot P4 552 spots 21,552 m2 231,981 sq. ft.
Parking lot P3 762 spots 28,095 m2 302,412 sq. ft.
Parking lot P2 807 spots 30,794 m2 331,468 sq. ft.
Parking lot P1 974 spots 32,315 m2 347,837 sq. ft.
Parking lot P5 level 2, 438 spots 17,708 m2 190,602 sq. ft.
Parking lot P5 level 1, 400 spots 22,582 m2 243,068 sq. ft.
Area of the 6 inside parking lots 153,045 m2 1,647,368 sq. ft.
Outside parking lots (270 spots)
Parking lot P30 100 spots 4,987 m2 53,678 sq. ft.
Parking lot PC 170 spots 5,010 m2 53,930 sq. ft.
Area of the 2 outside parking lots 9,997 m2 107,608 sq. ft.

The construction costs

SITE Costs
(in millions of $)
Percentage
Stadium 839 $ 56.9%
Montréal Tower 175 $ 11.9%
Total for the Stadium-Tower complex 1,014 $ 68.8%
Parking lots 107 $ 7.3%
Sports Centre 54 $ 3.7%
Velodrome 83 $ 5.6%
Biodome (cost of transforming the Velodrome) 50 $ 3.4%
Outside tracks and fields 40 $ 2.7%
Thermal power plant 4 $ 0.3%
Total for the Olympic Park 1,352 $ 91.7%
Olympic Village 122 $ 8.3%
Grand total 1,474 $ 100.0%
Final reimbursement Year 2006

The largest attendance at the Olympic Stadium

Olympic Games Opening Ceremonie 73,286
Olympic Games Closing Ceremonie 74,223
Pink Floyd concert (July 6, 1977) 78,322
Emerson Lake & Palmer concert (August 26, 1977) 73,898
Olympic Soccer Tournament Final (July 31, 1976) 71,617
Alouettes versus Argonauts (September 6, 1977) 69,083
Grey Cup (November 27, 1977) 68,318
Grey Cup (November 23, 2008) 66,308
Grey Cup (November 25, 2001) 65,255
Rolling Stones concert (December 14, 1989) 64,664
U2 concert (October 1, 1987) 63,504
Pink Floyd concert (May 22, 23 and 24, 1994) 62,689 every night
Motocross (June 19, 1985) 61,290
CONCACAF Champions League final (April 29 avril, 2015) 61,004
Verdi's opera Aïda (June 16 and 18, 1988) 60,000 every night