Olympic Stadium ready to host soccer after mishap
Quebec officials say Montreal’s Olympic Stadium will be ready to
host a large soccer crowd in less than two weeks, despite the
collapse of a concrete slab measuring more than 1,000 square feet
inside a stadium parking lot.
Tourism Minister Nicole Menard linked the accident to the
ongoing expansion of a nearby soccer stadium for the Impact of MLS.
But a Montreal civil engineering professor says he finds it hard to
believe that work on the stadium would have triggered the
The Impact are scheduled to play their first games at Olympic
Stadium until the nearby Saputo stadium is renovated.
Impact vice-president Richard Legendre confirmed Monday the
team’s opener, scheduled for March 17, will still be played at the