With the 2026 FIFA World Cup moving closer new focus falls on the sports stadiums in Canada. The most significant sports stadiums in the country are situated in Montreal, Vancouver, Ontario and Alberta.
Canadians love a wide range of sports, including cricket, American football, hockey, tennis, cricket and soccer. Sports acts as social glue, and it keeps the community together as thousands of Canadians flock to sports venues and stadiums to enjoy their favourite games. Several of the leading sports stadiums can accommodate thousands, and we take a look at some of the biggest.
Rogers Centre in Ontario, Toronto
The Rogers Centre is located in Toronto, near Lake Ontario and opened in 1989. This stadium is currently the home base of the Toronto Blue Jays. Initially, the stadium was called the SkyDome, and it was purchased by the Rogers Community the name was changed to Rogers Centre. It was the first sports venue to feature a retractable motorised roof enabling the stadium to be perfect for both the opening and closing 2015 Pan American Games. The Rogers Centre hosts several events including soccer, basketball, football and baseball as well as other events such as sports exhibitions. With a 53,506-seating capacity, the stadium was also used for numerous concerts including the Steel Wheel Tour of the Rolling Stones.
BC Place Located in Vancouver
As one of the largest sports stadiums are built to provide multipurpose, BC Place is now under BC Pavilion Corporation management and the home grounds of the Vancouver Whitecaps as well as the BC Lions. During the 2010 Paralympics Games and the Winter Olympics, BC Place was one of the main venues. Opened in 1983, the stadium was closed for around sixteen months for upgrades and renovations in preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics, and it currently offers to seat to 54,320 sports enthusiasts.
Montreal’s Olympic Stadium
The Olympic Stadium is another multi-events sports stadium and was used as the main venue during the 1976 Summer Olympics. It is often referred to as the Big Owe since it resembles the shape of a doughnut and can seat 56,040 sports fans. Since 2004, the Olympic Stadium is without a tenant, and due to both financial and numerous structural problems, it is now a White Elephant.
Commonwealth Stadium, Alberta
The Commonwealth Stadium, also known by most locals as the Brick Field is the largest stadium and this outdoor sports facility features seating for 56,302 sports devotees. Construction on the Commonwealth Stadium started in 1975. In 1983 the stadium was upgraded and expanded to host 60,00 ahead of the Summer Universiade as well as the Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Stadium is the home ground of the Canadian Football League as well as the Edmonton Eskimos.