|Quartier |||Île est|
|Se rendre |||4141 Pierre de Coubertin Ave|
|Intersection |||Pie-IX, Viau Metros|
|Tower and funiculaire: Summer 9am-7pm / Winter 9am-5pm / Closed from mid-January to mid-February|
Profil Dernière mise-à-jour: 02 septembre 2008
The “Big O”
Constructed during the reign of Montreal's Mayor Jean Drapeau as the site of the 1976 Summer Olympic Games, the Olympic Stadium is an impressive monument known around the world. Built at a cost of more than $1 billion, the stadium was designed by renowned French architect Roger Taillibert as one of the most original buildings of its time. Recognizable from many miles away with its futuristic curved structure and the largest inclined tower in the world, and standing at 197 metres above sea level, the Olympic Stadium—or “Big O”—is an important part of Montreal's historical and cultural heritage no matter how you look at it!
Located at the east end of the city, the Stadium boasts a total seating capacity of approximately 56,000. A one-time home to both the Montreal Expos baseball team and the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes, the Big O hosts various world-class events throughout the year including concerts, exhibitions, trade fairs and conferences. Individual rooms, as well as the entire stadium itself, are available for rental from April through December.
Cultural and Sports Centre
In addition to the Olympic Stadium itself, the Olympic Park grounds also feature access to the Botanical Garden, the Insectarium and the Biodôme, Montreal’s indoor zoo. Visitors can combine the cost of visiting several of these attractions in one shot, or see them each separately. The original athletic purpose of the Stadium is also preserved by the Sports Centre, which offers a variety of activities ranging from swimming and diving to weight training, aerobics classes and yoga.
Parking: Indoor/outdoor parking available.