The location of McMahon stadium. Access from around canada, the surrounding area has all the the needed hotels, resturants, easy access to get to the stadium for any major event.
Remember Calgary has hosted winter Olympics where all of this was put into place.
So yes the outdated underlying infracture is severy outa of date and in need of some kinda major upgrade.
It hasnt been a secret that the small corridor’s, complete lack of restroom, concession stands. Cannot not come close to handling a crowd of 40K for a GC.
As pointed out on post above. There is a ton of room to expand these such areas w/o a problem.
Plenty of space in all for corners of the stadium to add bigger corridor space and exits to more washrooms, Concession stands etc.
Into all for Corners of the endzone areas and leading to the endzone areas. In open areas where open areas where fans can mingle. As well as specialty areas we see in Hamilton.
The space built that the new Tim Hortons field on the old Ivory wynn stadium is very limited in comparison to McMahon stadium.
Similar to what was done in Ottawa at TD place at old Frank clair stadium. One side of McMahon could be rebuilt with all the modern annenities as suites, Lyxury Boxes. VIP areas.
The problem as always is funding such a renovation.
Now I brought up all the things that could be done. Kinda like shooting for the stars type thing.
But it certainly could be scaled down and still meet modern stadium standards.
There is no doubt that all four corners of each end on the stadium would need to expand with larger corridor and exits that would lead into more washrooms & Concession areas where there is plenty of space spilling over into the endzone areas.
Modern fan amenities rebuilt on one side could have a smaller seating section below it. Unlike TIM Hortons and TD Place.
The area doesnt have to extend from goaline to goaline and beyond like in the venues mentioned above.
The open areas in the endzone do not have to be built up and as extragant in both or either Endzone.
It could be on ground level. And with the room in McMahon endzones a much larger space.
Adding perhaps adding a big videotron scream in each to view the game as you releive yourself from the beer you drank, grading a bite to eat in a scpacious concession area. Set up like a food court with reasonably cost seating eith tables. Etc. Or if ya just need to stretch your legs an meatup with friends.
As for the old side of the the stadium grandstand.
Bench seating thin Isles. Small legspace would be offset by the extra 4 side larger exits to larger common area. Which
Would offset that
pervival Molson has alot of bench seating with little leg room as well. They used wat was available within the space that they had to make it Work.
The biggest thing that McMahon has is the massive amount of space they have in endzones and around ground level outside the grandstand areas.
So they dont have to completely rebuild on side grandstand like at TD place.
But more exit space, much needed expanded washroom and concession areas would work as well. And at less of a cost.