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What is your favourite CFL Stadium for a game day experience?

BC Place Stadium
12
43%
McMahon Stadium
2
7%
Commonwealth Stadium
1
4%
Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field
1
4%
Canad Inns Stadium
2
7%
Ivor Wynne Stadium
7
25%
Rogers Centre
1
4%
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
0
No votes
Frank Clair Stadium at Lansdowne Park
2
7%
 
Total votes: 28
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Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:24 pm

Reviving this old thread in light of the fact that the Argonauts moved from Rogers Centre to BMO Field and the 2016 Grey Cup was also held in the BMO Field.

For those you who attended an Argonauts game at both Rogers Centre and BMO Field or even the Grey Cup at both stadiums, which venue would you say is better for a good football game day experience?

It looks like most fans in Toronto are willing to be exposed in the winter weather elements and watch a game outdoors than the cozy indoor environment where is a lack of good atmosphere.
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Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:41 pm

According to this author, ranking the CFL stadiums BC Place ranks as #4 while #1 is Mosaic Stadium.


And in this slightly older video from 2015, BC Place ranks #1:


In both videos, it mentions that BC Place opened in 1983 but doesn't mention that it was highly renovated in 2011 which by itself essentially makes it a re-open in 2011.

Both videos have good overhead views of the interior of the stadiums.

Do you agree with the rankings in the videos?
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Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:31 pm

As a stadium, BC Place would have to ranked near the top. If the roof were truly retractable and not a small opening, arguably the best stadium in the land for its durability, scoreboard, and downtown location.

However, as a CFL stadium, it is wanting. Way too large. Even with the sails and a lower bowl (only) configuration, you need at least 23,000 for critical mass (to give it a "vibe" and ambiance).


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Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:45 pm

interesting reading through this old thread (after so much has changed in stadiums) . I've seen both baseball (1999 and 2004) and football (1999) at Rogers Centre--the Argos game was front row midfield from high up (like BC Place before they closed off Level 4). I didn't have an issue with the ambiance, it was October and the roof was closed. I thought the sight-lines were very good. I haven't yet been to a game at BMO--maybe next summer, but one serious issue for the players is the end zone where the turf ends and is all hard surface--the result of a too short soccer field adapted for football. I've seen a few instances on TV where players have stumbled when transitioning surfaces, and they have complained publicly.

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