Sports events, showrooms, fairs, shows, exhibitions, film shoots, festivals, etc: the Montreal Olympic Stadium is host to many major events every year. Since its inauguration in 1976, more than 100 million visitors have come to the Olympic park. It has, along with the famous Montreal Tower, become the international symbol of Montreal!
Designed by French architect Roger Taillibert, the Olympic Stadium is a unique monument. Its 34 cantilever panels, to which are added four shortened panels at the base of the Tower, evokes gigantic hands with curved fingers. determining the overall geometry of the Stadium, they support the technical ring, the roof and the electronic scoreboards.
For the 2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, the Olympic Stadium will be configured in a unique amphitheater format reducing the Stadium seating capacity to 10 000 seats.
All training, warm-up and competition areas, meeting rooms, broadcast facilities and offices of the Organizing Committee, FIG and partners will be located at the Olympic stadium’s field of play level, while the press center will be situated on level 300.