Well first i will start off saying that i went to Montreal to watch my Bruins lose to the Habs Saturday 2-0. I'am really not surprised by my B's losing, half of there current team played for the Providence Bruins most of the season. Your not a hockey fan till you see a game at the Bell Centre
First i started off by taking an elevator to the top of the tower which was amazing, great view of the downtown and Mont Royal. That was the peak of the tour it went downhill after that.
Then i took the tour of Stadium itself. I think it is safe to say that French architect Roger Taillibert should be hung from the tower. The building is ugly on the outside and ugly on the inside. Way too much concrete was used and the Tallibert was too concerned about creating a building that doesn't need columns to support the building. He made the stadium look like a spaceship. During the tour they had a swimming competition in the swimming pool area just behind the scoreboard wall, and a bicycle convention underneath the scoreboard. I almost got hit twice by an electric bike. At least they are getting some use out of it.
My findings are i hope the Al's never play there at all. That is one depressing stadium. No wonder nobody wants to hold a convention at the stadium. I think a better name for the stadium, is the stadium from hell. Thank god for Bono holding a concert so the Al's had to move there game to Molson Stadium, what a double blessing. Tallibert didn't even taking into consideration the climate of Montreal what an idiot. Mayor Jean Drapeau did a ton of great things for Montreal, but this is his mistake and Montreal is finally going to be free of his mistake later this year. Poor contruction that place isn't that old and its already falling apart. They should have used the same designers of the Bell Centre. That place is unbelievable, by far the best hockey arena i ever watched a game at.
If Montreal can put a over a billion dollars into a dump like the Big O then they could put 100 million into Molson Stadium which is a huge success. The Al's are here to stay, so is McGill. Just picture Molson Stadium with over 40,000 seats and having a few outdoor hockey games. Hey Michigan State had an outdoor hockey game with over 74,554 hockey fans thats the record. Any comments????????????/