CFL Stadiums

The Radster

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Ok, so who here has been to which CFL stadium during their lifetime?

I'll start, I've visited the following stadiums:

1) BC Place, Vancouver BC (no game, but went to the opening ceremonies)
2) McMahon Stadium, Calgary AB, saw many a game there when I lived there on a Co-Op work term in early 80's.
3) Taylor Field, Regina SK, saw my Pusses and the Riders play (of course) Cats Won, BTW.
4) Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton ON, used to have seasons tickets.
5) Exhibition Stadium, Toronto, On..many a playoff game and one or 2 Grey Cups were seen there.
6) Skydome, Toronto, On...but still haven't seen a footbal game there yet...just baseball.

7) Olympic Stadium, Montreal PQ, saw the 83 Grey Cup with BC/Ham...we lost.

So, I guess that covers them all except for Winnipeg, and Ottawa.

R


[This message has been edited by The Radster (edited 06-19-2001).]
 

winnerpegger

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Some bush leaugue team plays at this place called commonwealth???


i've been to winnipeg stadium ... recently redone same with the team!!

also saskatchewan ... don't remember it though went on a bus trip when i was around 21 or 22 and the sodas on the bus and at the hotel were spiked with something or other?? The bombers must have been too, 'cuz i remember reading about the game the next day and we'd lost!!!
 

The Radster

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oops..forgot Commonwealth, no I haven't been to that stadium, been to Edm but not to the stadium. So I guess that's 3 I haven't been to.
R
 

winnerpegger

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Me neither. I heard it's pretty nice though! holds like 52,000??

You've been to quite a few Radster!! It looks like we're in for a few bucks this summer just in CFL!!


come to Winnipeg for the Eastern final! I'll make sure you have a fun time here with our casinos and restaurants!!!
 

Shawn

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Hey Guys ..I have been to them all except
the 2 stadiums in Montreal.
The Class of the league is Commonwealth in
Edmonton.The players will also tell you this
because it's the only stadium in the league with REAL grass !
 

steelbag

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Good thread Radster.

I've only been to McMahon and Commonwealth.

McMahon's a concrete dump IMO and the concourse is waaaay too small -- was almost crushed a couple years back in a Western Final... a guy next to me had his young son in his arms while he screamed "stop pushing, your crushing us!".. on the other side of me was a guy aobut 25 who said "I can't take it... I'm claustrophobic and I can't take it man... get me out of here!!!!"

Commonwealth on the other hand is a jewel. There's nothing like seeing that field for the first time each year.
 

The Radster

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That's scary, Steelbag, that happened to me at Exhibition stadium, almost got crushed in between the half and the third quarter, it started to rain during one Eastern Final, so everyone gathered in the concourse, in hopes of staying dry and watching the game at the same time, trouble was, everyone got squished, and there was no way for anyone to get in and out. Not good.

I can only imagine the horror of this at some European soccer stadiums where many more people have been involved, and been crushed to death. Uggh

On a lighter note, will have to make a point of visiting Commonwealth if I ever go to Edmonton. Sounds like a great place to watch a game.

R
 

pyeman

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I've been to McMahon in Calgary while on Vacation. Also Skydome and Ivor wynne.
I'm about 40 minutes drive from Ticats and went to that snowy Grey cup there acouple years back, had a great time.
I would love to go to this years cup in Montreal. Lets hope the Cats are there eh Radster!!!!!!
 

Goldenboy

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Lansdowne Park....Ivor Wynne Stadium...Winnipeg Stadium...Exhibition Stadium...B.C.Place...

Ivor Wynne best place by far to watch a football game. Anyone who has seen a game there can vouch for me. Top 3 at least. But number one on my list.
 

tinman

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WOE IS ME! LOL! IS THIS TRUE CONFESSIONS??? I'VE ONLY BEEN TO GAMES AT TAYLOR FIELD BEFORE, SOME IN MY SNOWMOBILE SUIT AND OTHERS IN MY SPEEDOS(LONG LONG AGO). OKAY, YOU CAN QUIT LAUGHING NOW! IT IS SO AMAZING TO READ AND IMAGINE WHAT FOOTBALL LIFE IS LIKE ELSEWHERE IN CANADA. I'VE SEEN ALL THE STADIUMS ON T.V. BUT IT IS STILL THE FANS OF THE CFL THAT GIME ME THE BIGGEST KICK.

3RD QTR. SCORE: SASK 16 B.C 4(FASTING FOR THE KILL JULY 21ST AT BC)

HALF TIME SCORE(CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG) EDM. 10 CALG. 0-MY!

DON'T GET EXCITED GUYS, IT'S EARLY,...IN PRE-SEASON THAT IS. ANYWAYS,... BC AND SASK BOTH HAVE A LOT OF CHANGES IN THEIR LINE-UPS. BC LEFT THEIR BACKFIELD AT HOME FOR THIS GAME, SO OUR BOYS WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THEY VISIT EDM. TO FIND OUT IF THEY HAVE A RUN DEFENSE. THE WEST LOOKS WIDE OPEN THIS YEAR,...I THINK IT'S THE ALS YEAR!
 

The Radster

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Goldenboy:
You're right, at Ivor Wynne you're always close to the action. I feel sorry for the players sometimes, though because of those cement walls. Easy to crash into, they're so close to the sidelines. Nice for the fans though. I'm 5 minutes from the stadium, where I live.

The Astro-turf is showing its age, unfortunately.

Tinman: Taylor Field and snowmobile suits, the one time I visited while on a work term in Calgary, we (Ham fans), took the train to Taylor field from Calgary. 13 hours, or something, like that. I dressed up way too much, fearing the worst cold, but it wasn't bad at all. This was in the days of Tom Clements and Harold Ballard.

Gainer the Gopher is a cute critter, for sure.

R
 

ukie

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I've been to McMahon Stadium,
Skydome and Ivor Wynne. Ivor Wynne is a nice place to watch a football game.
 

SKIMUR

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All the ones in the East save for Mcgill,
Exhibition Stadium the most though. My Grandfather, Dad and Uncle had seasons tickets when I was young 8 to 15 yrs, I always got to go because either my dad or uncle couldn't for what ever reason. Best memories wher making the trips to Ivor Winn on Labor Day and sitting in the bleachers in the end zone " hearing the bottles break underneath the stands and my grandfather yell theres another dead soldier!! Then later in my early Twenties I used to make weekend trips to Hamilton or Ottawa to watch the Argos Play Those were the years they would score 60 pts a game it seemed early 90s
We bought scalper tickets on the 50 yard line in Hamilton once for the price of one ticket in the end zone in Toronto we were the Only Argo fans for Miles. didn't matter though I wore my Hand Made ARGO Hard hat it was a Joe Barns Special I still have it behind the bar!!! I'm ashamed to say it but I haven't been to an Argo Live in 5 years. My oldest daughter is 6 now I realyy hope to take her down this year. Like most serious players I've become a fan of the sport and less of any particular team. with satilite TV you watch the game you have financial interest in and not your local team so much.
But I have to say on Sunday I'll watch more of a CFL game over an NFL game if theres nothing on the line ( like thats happened in the last 5 yrs LOL)
BEST of LUCK Peter
PS I agree with GB Ivor Winn is awsome to watch a game your right over the players and the slop is so that there no one in front of you and I remeber all the chicks that worked there were gorgous !!!!
 

The Radster

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Skimur:

Some nice memories there.
I remember those bleachers at Ivor Wynne, (in the West End Zone) they took them down
a few years ago now, gee time flies, it's probably over 10 years now, that they've been gone.

My worst memory of Ivor Wynne was getting picked at half time to do a contest down on the field. Neil Lumsden was there and he explained to me that I had to aim this auto football thrower thing at wood cutouts of fake football players. I won a prize if I got all 12 down, and a consolation prize if I got 11. The big prize was a trip to the Grey Cup. The result? I was there shooting balls this way and that way and couldn't hit the broad side of a barn!


My 5 year old daughter (she's 12 now), watched the whole spectacle.

Of course someone from work saw the whole thing and the kidding the next day was predictable.


I hit one wood cutout, and Neil kind of knocked one down for me! I ended up with 2 down, and feeling rather embarassed. Luckily the stands were half empty because everyone was out getting beers for the second half, and/or having their halftime pee.

What a hoot!

R
 
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