Address: 4750 rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal
Completion date: 2012
Building area: 100,000 sq.ft.
The Montreal Impact's Professional Soccer Stadium is a soccer complex built on the grounds of Montreal's Olympic Park, between Pie-IX and Viau Boulevards. The complex is the headquarters and home stadium for the Impact, the team representing Montreal in the Major League Soccer (MLS).
Joey Saputo, president of both the Impact and the Saputo Stadium, mandated Broccolini to carry out the construction project starting in June 2007 following an agreement with the Régie des Installations Olympiques (RIO).
Ready to take part in Major League Soccer (MLS), the Impact required a larger stadium tailored to its future needs. In June 2011, Broccolini started work on the expansion and modification of the complex. The original stadium accommodated around 13,000 spectators; it can now accommodate up to 20,000 spectators.
Managed by Broccolini, the expansion project included 21 new corporate boxes and a partial roof above some of the grandstands. New bleachers were added in previously unused space, extending the existing rows of seats and forming a "U" shape seating arrangement in the stadium. In accordance with the requirements of the City of Montreal and the RIO, the Professional Soccer Stadium for the Montreal Impact is fully integrated into the Olympic Park and does not obstruct the view of the Olympic Stadium.
This was an unusual project with many unique challenges, including a tight construction timeline (the project was completed by June 2012), the need to maintain the stadium in usable condition for the 2011 season during construction, and the impressive amount of material required. In all, over 1,150 tons of steel and 4,000 cubic meters of concrete were used to complete the project on time
- Expansion project
- Tight construction timeline
- Maintaining the stadium operational during construction
- Addition of 21 new corporate boxes
- Construction of a partial roof