Writer: Resident Canuck
Date:Thursday December 2 2010
With the World Cup Bids for 2018 and 2022 decided this afternoon in Zurich, Vital Toronto FC continues to look at a potential Canadian World Cup bid.
Below is Part Two of a list of potential World Cup venues across Canada. In Part three we will look at transport links and what legacy a Canadian World Cup would leave!
Frank Clair Stadium - Ottawa Ontario 26,559
Frank Clair Stadium was former home to two CFL franchise`s. The Ottawa Rough Riders and Ottawa Renegades. Both has ceased operations however the city is hopeful of a new franchise playing there soon as the stadium is redeveloped in 2011. The stadium has hosted football before during the FIFA under 20 World Cup in 2007 and during the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympic Games. A new stadium which is part of the Lansdowne Park development will be built in 2011 and open in 2013.
Moncton Stadium - Moncton New Brunswick 20,000
Moncton Stadium is a track and field Stadium with a capacity of 10,000, however this is expandable to 20,000. The stadium opened in 2010. The Stadium was built in the hopes of landing a CFL Franchise after the 2010 IAAF World Junior Athletics Championships. The owners also hope to be able to host international football matches and currently host university matches.
Mosaic Stadium At Taylor Field - Regina Saskatchewan 30,048
Mosaic Stadium is an Icon in Regina and is the home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders CFL team. The stadium is known for its string of sell outs and has a capacity of 55,438 with temporary seating. The current surface is Field Turf. The stadium has recently been through a string of upgrades following impressive sell-outs for CFL matches, including every home game of the 20008 Grey Cup season. The City Of Regina is currently working on a proposal for a new stadium to replace the aging Mosaic Stadium.
BMO Field - Toronto Ontario 22,100
BMO Field was built in 2006 and is the home of Toronto FC as well as the National Stadium for Canada's national football team. The stadium is located at Exhibition Place in the city of Toronto Ontario Canada. The stadium can seat up to 22,1800 fans, depending on seating configurations. The Stadium hosted the 2010 MLS Cup and was home to the FIFA 2007 under 20's World Cup which Canada hosted. The stadium has a natural grass playing surface and owners MLSE have expressed a desire to increase capacity up to 30,000 after a high demand for Toronto FC tickets since the teams inception in 2006..
Ivor Wynne Stadium - Hamilton Ontario 30,000
Ivory Wynne Stadium was built for the 1930 British Empire Games (later Commonwealth Games), and is home to the CFL`s Hamilton Tiger Cats. The club were looking to move to the proposed new Pan-American stadium however a disagreement in attendance put these plans on the shelf for the time being as the City wants 15,000 seats whiles the Tiger Cats want upward of 30,000 seats.
CANADA`S WORLD CUP BID PART 3 COMING SOON WHICH WILL LOOK AT THE LEGACY OF A WORLD CUP BID AND TRANSPORT LINKS
Date:Thursday December 2 2010
2011 MLS Eastern Conference Table (Wednesday March 16 2011)
PGE Park: The Home Of Portland Timbers (Tuesday October 26 2010)
Red Bull Arena: The Home Of New York Red Bulls (Monday October 25 2010)
PPL Park: The Home Of Philadelphia Union (Wednesday October 20 2010)
Empire Field: Home Of The Vancouver Whitecaps (Tuesday October 19 2010)
Columbus Crew Stadium: Home Of Columbus Crew (Tuesday October 19 2010)
Rio Tinto Stadium: Home Of Real Salt Lake (Wednesday October 6 2010)
Toyota Park: Home Of Chicago Fire (Wednesday October 6 2010)
BMO Field: The Home Of Toronto FC (Monday September 27 2010)
Toronto FC 2011 MLS Fixtures (Monday August 23 2010)