I do hope the Big O is not demolished especially now, after many years of operation,the Montreal population has paid for it.There has to be some potentials re renting it out- a Rolling Stones concert for example. The BC stadium's utilization should be examined for its acivities after the football season to get ideas for such. Its unfortunate that Mr Drapeau, a former Mayor of Montreal, utilized an " expert " from France to design it. His ropes and pulled structure were, in my estimation, not fit for the Montreal Winters. Look at Toronto's Sky Dome, for an example,which has a solid retractable roof and, has been problem free since its inception.
Drapeau was otherwise a very successful Mayor who brought the Olympics and the Expos to Montreal. He also, on a private basis, established a restaurant in the City, which entertained its patrons with a symphonic orchestra. Unfortunately there was a "rule of silence in" this setting wherein the patrons were not permitted to speak while the orchestra played. This was great for at least one citizen who noted- " my wife and I never speak to each other and, it is a pleasure to have a restaurant where we don't have to speak to each other". You Montreal people should look back at this era and, locate another Mayor who will have the ability for grandeur as did Mayor Drapeau.