The Olympic Park is a key location that can accommodate a wide range of large or small sporting events—from traditional to unique. Sports events of all kinds are held at the Olympic Park, and the Stadium’s playing field can be altered to host a wide range of disciplines. The Olympic Stadium is the largest covered amphitheatre in Quebec with 56,000 seats for fans. Outside, the Esplanade’s large open space can be divided into sections, based on need. This space is ideal for hosting sports venues as well as activities to complement the main event in the Stadium, such as sponsorship activation, fan zones, and VIP sections. The onsite Sports Centre includes one of Canada’s largest aquatic complexes, and offers seating in the stands for 2,700, an Olympic-sized competition pool, two training pools, and a diving pool.
The Olympic Stadium is an iconic baseball site. From 1977 to 2004, it served as the home of the Montreal Expos—a Major League Baseball team.
Since 1977, the Olympic Stadium has held 34 motocross events which drew many large crowds of fans.
The diving tower at the Sports Centre meets international competition criteria, and has been the site of numerous national and international diving competitions over the last few years. The Olympic Park’s Sports Centre will be hosting a FINA Diving World Series event every year until 2021.
Over the years, the Stadium has played host to numerous soccer matches, from professional games to the FIFA U-20 World Cup and the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
In 2017, the Stadium welcomed the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, which were held on the playing field. Seating was arranged to accommodate 10,000 spectators.
The famous fight between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran took place at the Olympic Stadium in 1980—and forever marked the site’s history. A boxing gala was also held here in 2014.
The CFL’s Montreal Alouettes played their home games at the Olympic Stadium from 1976 to 1986 as well as 1996 to 1997. The Grey Cup championship game was held here 6 times—4 of which set the record for the largest Grey Cup crowds in history.
The Olympic Park’s versatility makes it the perfect place to hold a wide range of action sports events, like the Jackalope Festival—which includes skateboarding, base jump, climbing, slack line, fixed-gear bikes, and BMX.
The 17-metre platform—the only indoor one of its kind in North America—allows high-dive athletes to train and perform.
The Sports Centre’s pools play host to many competitions at every level for athletes of all ages—from Olympic and Paralympic swim tryouts to the Jeux du Québec and under-17 provincial competitions that bring together some 1,500 athletes.
The 1976 Games were the first Olympics to be held in Canada, and Montreal remains the only Canadian city to host the Summer Games. These had a major impact on the Quebec sports scene.
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Sporting events, trade shows, fairs, concerts, exhibitions, movie or TV shoots, social events: the Olympic Park is the only location in Quebec able to accommodate large-scale indoor events.
With easy access from the Pie-IX Metro station, the Esplanade of the Olympic Park provides a unique setting for staging a variety outdoor events. Located at the foot of The Stadium, it offers a breathtaking view of The Stadium itself and the Montréal Tower.
The Sports Centre is THE urban training ground, where top athletes train alongside people who just want to get in shape. Families and seasoned sports enthusiasts alike find just what they need here—at an inspiring, patrimonial site that holds much significance for the city and the province. Everyone has the Olympic spirit at the Sports Centre!
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