I recall reading in previous media coverage of whether they would install a new roof that it will also include the “technical ring” around the opening and a new sound system … but I expect there will also be other changes to make the stadium a more appealing site for various events (e.g., seats) … I also wonder whether they will install a permanent field, buy a “sectional field” that can be installed when necessary, as they have done for a few Grey Cups, or just lease fields for such occasions.
The stadium would have to be closed within two years if nothing is done, Proulx [Quebec Tourism Minister] said.
Demolishing the stadium would cost $2 billion and would be complicated by the fact the Montreal métro runs under the structure
It will be rigid, non-retractable and the ring at its base will be transparent.
The replacement of the current roof will begin in the summer and is expected to be completed over the next four years. The stadium itself will be closed while construction is going on
Proulx has already blamed the dilapidated state of the stadium roof for Montreal being left off Taylor Swift’s Eras tour.
The demolition cost is apparently (from past reports) due to the design and style of construction (e.g., including “pre-stressed” concrete); what makes the demolition costly also contributed to the original cost … I suspect the sections that are now green may be replaced by something transparent/translucent … the Olympic Stadium was once a regular stop for major “rock/music tours” and(as mentionned this morning on TSN690) I could see WrestleMania being held there, WWE loves the Montreal market.
Yes, I’m sure there will be some heated discussions about renovations at PMS but I can definitely see the Als potentially moving back to the Big O with the lower bowl only as Mighty mentions and also perhaps hosting a/some regular season NFL games here and there.
No way, they moved because it was too big and people went to McGill because it’s downtown and easy to get to. Good way to kill the CFL in Montreal again would be to go back to the big Owe.
They shouldn’t even think about using if for a Grey Cup. Grey Cups are pretty successful in 30k to 35k venues with temp seats.
Close to $1 BILLION to put on a new roof?
It has no tenants and not likely to ever have any.
$2B to tear it down? just close it up and walk away, abandon it.
Nobody should be around or hurt of course, and Han Solo and Chewbacca should eject whilst in descent of course, but I can’t help but think of the Millennium Falcon crashing into that massive clam shell after seeing that photo.