Sports events, salons, fairs, shows, exhibitions, film shoots, events social, etc: the Olympic stadium accommodates many events. Since its inauguration in 1976, more than 100 million visitors have come to the Olympic park and it has, along with the famous Montreal Tower, become the international symbol of Montreal! The Olympic Stadium is equipped with some 56,000 seats in the stands, it is the only covered amphitheater in Quebec that can shelter large scale events.
Designed by French architect Roger Taillibert, the Olympic Stadium is a unique monument: its design evokes gigantic hands with curved fingers, the 34 cantilever panels, with four shortened panels at the base of the Tower, determine the overall geometry of the Stadium. They support the technical ring, the roof and the electronic score boards
For the 2017 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.