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Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (M-381)


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Montreal Expos (MLB) (1977-2004) Montreal Alouettes (CFL) (1976-1986, 1996-1997, 2002-present) Montreal Manic (NASL) (1981-1983) Montreal Machine (WLAF) (1991-1992) 1976 Summer Olympics (1976) Grey Cup (CFL) (1977, 1979, 1981, 1985, 2001, 2008)

Built as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics, it subsequently became the home of Montreal's professional baseball and Canadian football teams. Since 2004, when the Montreal Expos relocated to Washington, D.C., the stadium has no main tenant, and with a history of financial and structural problems, is largely seen as a white elephant. It currently serves as a 56,040-seat multipurpose facility for special events (e.g. concerts, trade shows) during non-winter months, and continues to serve as a 66,308-seat venue for late-season, playoff and Grey Cup games hosted by the Montreal Alouettes. La tour de Montréal, the tower incorporated into the base of the stadium, is the tallest inclined tower in the world at 175 metres, and is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers. The stadium's nickname The Big O is a reference to both its name and to the doughnut-shape of the permanent component of the stadium's roof.

Unused 5" x 7" jumbo size chrome postcard.

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