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Olympic Stadium (Montreal) & Skydome (CC20)

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"Great Canadian Cities" Uncommon, 2 stadiums on 1 postcard!

LE STADE OLIMPIQUE & ROGERS CENTRE

CC20

OLYMPIC STADIUM:  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.

ROGERS CENTRE:  Toronto Blue Jays (MLB) (1989-present) Toronto Argonauts (CFL) (1989-present) Toronto Raptors (NBA) (1995-1999) International Bowl (NCAA) (2007-present) Buffalo Bills (NFL) (2008-present)(1 regular season game)

Rogers Centre, formerly known as SkyDome, is a multi-purpose stadium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated next to the CN Tower near the shores of Lake Ontario. Originally opened in 1989, it is home to the American League's Toronto Blue Jays, the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts, the site of the annual International Bowl American college football bowl game, and as of 2008, the National Football League's Buffalo Bills' second playing venue in the Bills Toronto Series.

The venue was noted for being the first stadium to have a fully-retractable motorized roof, as well as for the 348-room hotel attached to it, with 70 rooms overlooking the field. It is also the most recent North American major-league stadium built to accommodate both football, as well as baseball, although some of the newer baseball parks have been known to host the occasional college football game, such as AT&T Park, Chase Field, and Safeco Field.

Unused 5" x 7" jumbo size chrome postcard.

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