Commonwealth Stadium, also known as The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium during Eskimos events, is an open-air, all-seater multipurpose stadium located in the McCauley neighbourhood of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It has a seating capacity of 55,819, making it the largest open-air stadium in Canada. It has been used for Canadian football, athletics, soccer, and rugby union, as well as concerts.
Construction commenced in 1975 and the venue opened ahead of the 1978 Commonwealth Games (hence its name), replacing the adjacent Clarke Stadium as the Eskimos home. It received a major expansion ahead of the 1983 Summer Universiade, when it reached a capacity of 60,081. Its main tenant is the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL), and has hosted five Grey Cups, the CFL's championship game. The stadium had remained the only CFL venue with natural grass for a long time, until FieldTurf Duraspine Pro was installed in 2010.
Soccer tournaments include nine FIFA World Cup qualification matches with Canada Men's National Soccer Team, two versions of the invitational Canada Cup, the 1996 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament, the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship and the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. FC Edmonton played its Canadian Championship matches at Commonwealth Stadium from 2011-2013. The stadium is also listed as a potential site for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which Canada will co-host with Mexico and the United States.
Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Edmonton Eskimos, June 29, 2013
Location in Edmonton
Location in Alberta
Location in Canada
|Location||11000 Stadium Road|
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Public transit||Stadium Station|
|Owner||City of Edmonton|
FieldTurf Duraspine Pro (2010–present)
|Opened||July 15, 1978|
|Construction cost||C$20.9 million|
($76.2 million in 2018 dollars)
1982: C$11 million
($26.7 million in 2018 dollars)
2013: C$12 million
($13 million in 2018 dollars)
2001: $24 million
($32.7 million in 2018 dollars)
2008: C$112 million
($131 million in 2018 dollars)
$273.3 million in 2017 dollars
|Architect||Bell, McCulloch, Spotowski and Associates|
|Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) (1978–present)|
Edmonton Drillers (NASL) (1979–1981)
FC Edmonton (CC) (2011–2013)
Prior to Commonwealth Stadium, the main stadium in Edmonton was Clarke Stadium, which opened in 1939 and was built on a 38-acre (15 ha) plot of land. Work on applying to host the 1978 Commonwealth Games started in the early 1970s. With both federal, provincial and city funding backing the bid, it called for a massive renovation of the city's various sporting venues. The original plans called for Clarke Stadium to be rebuilt and expanded to host the athletics events. By 1974 there was consensus that Clarke Stadium would not be sufficient and that an all-new stadium should be built. Several locations and sizes were discussed, with Edmonton City Council in January 1975 landing on building a 40,000 seat venue next to Clarke Stadium. The venue was designed by Ragan, Bell, McManus Consultants. The city also decided to build to additional new venues: Kinsmen Aquatic Centre and Argyll Velodrome. They based their design on Jack Trice Stadium in the US city of Ames, Iowa.
Part of the public support for the stadium came from it being built to also support being used by the Eskimos. The plans were met with opposition from local residents. There were also discussions regarding the necessity of a $50,000 royal retirement room and the allocation of training and office space to the Eskimos. The largest discussion was related to whether the stadium needed a roof or dome. As the roof would cost $18.2 million, there was limited public support and the stadium was built without one. In an attempt to further the roof process, the Eskimos offered to pay $1.6 million towards the roof. An enclosement would not be permitted used during the Commonwealth Games, so the design would have to call for the roof to be added afterwards. Among the opponents of the roof was Commonwealth Games Foundation President Maury Van Vilet, that experience from construction of the Olympic Stadium in Montreal showed the necessity of building a simple structure. An alternative design, which would have cost an additional $7.3 million, was launched by the Eskimos in August 1975, but rejected by the city council. A major concern for the city council were the large cost overruns which were being experienced in Montreal at the time.
Excavation started in December 1974 and saw the removal of 400,000 cubic meters (500,000 cu. yd.) of earthwork. A local action committee, Action Edmonton, demanded in early 1975 that construction be halted and the venue relocated. The city estimated that this would cost an additional $2.5 million and delay the process with eight months. The decision to not enclose the stadium was taken on December 10, 1975. The venue was thus not designed to allow a roof, air-filled or stiff, to be retrofitted. The venue was built on the former site of the Rat Creek Dump and the Williamson Slaughter House. During excavation, remains from the dump were struck, resulting in archaeological surveys being carried out. Construction of the Edmonton Light Rail Transit's inaugural Capital Line commenced in 1974 and was opened in time for the Commonwealth Games, which allowed spectators to take the LRT from Stadium station to downtown Edmonton.
Construction of the stadium was completed within budget and time. When the venue opened it had a capacity for 42,500 and a natural grass turf. Unlike most other major stadiums in Canada, Commonwealth Stadium elected for a natural grass turf. The original configuration included 39,384 bucket seats and 3,200 bench seating on the north end. The venue was officially opened on July 15, 1978 in an event which attracted 15,000 spectators. The venue went through a slight expansion in 1980, when the seating capacity was increased to 43,346. Additional proposals for a roof, ranging from $10 to $32 million in cost, were presented in 1979, but since then the discussion of covering the stadium died out.
Edmonton was selected to host the 1983 Summer Universiade, and in 1981 the city council approved an $11 million upgrade to the venue, which added a further 18,000 seats to the upper tiers and the north end zone; this gave a capacity of 59,912 in 1982 and 60,081 from 1983. For special events, such as the Grey Cup, additional seating could be added. This made it the second-largest stadium in Canada, after Montreal's Olympic Stadium, and the largest without a dome. After Winnipeg Stadium, home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, installed AstroTurf on their field for the 1988 CFL season, the stadium was the last in the CFL to have a natural grass surface (a few teams from the CFL's American expansion notwithstanding); it would have this distinction for the next 21 years.
Ahead of the 2001 World Championships in Athletics, the stadium received a $24-million facelift. Major investments included a new facade, an enlargement of the concourse, improved lighting, a new scoreboard and an all-new all-weather running track. Ahead of the 2008 season the stadium underwent a reconfiguration, reducing its capacity to 59,537. For the nine seasons prior to 2010, the natural turf was replaced eight times, costing $50,000 each time. The natural grass turf was replaced with FieldTurf Duraspine Pro in May 2010, making the Eskimos the last CFL team to switch to artificial turf (and made all fields in the CFL having artificial turf; this would last for six seasons), and the last team to play on grass until the Toronto Argonauts began playing at BMO Field for the 2016 season. The investment cost $2.6 million and was split evenly between the city and the Eskimos. The work included the removal of 12,400 cubic meters (440,000 cu ft) of soil, and the turf has a life expectancy of 8 to 10 years. It will cost $500,000 to replace. The reason for the replacement was to reduce injuries, reduce the need for watering and fertilizer, will allow a green turf for the entire season, including at Grey Cups (when the weather is especially cold in Edmonton during that time of year), will allow the venue to host more events, as concerts and the like will not damage the field, and that turf is recycled and recyclable.
Commonwealth Stadium underwent a $112-million facelift starting in 2009. The main investment was a field house, new locker rooms, a hosting area and two floors of office space. The complex, named the Commonwealth Community Recreation Center and designed by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects and HIP Architects, also consists of an aquatic center, a fitness center. The complex was completed in February 2012.
Following the 2010 Grey Cup, the program to replace the seating at the stadium commenced. All seating (which had been in place since the stadium's opening) was replaced with new and wider seats, and the color changed from red and orange to green and yellow—the Eskimos' colors. Approval of the $12 million upgrade was made by the city council on May 18, 2011, and it took 11 months to select a supplier, with installation starting in June 2012. The upgrade removed all bench seating, which had been in place in the corners and end zones, resulting in an all-seater stadium. Because of wider seats, 48-centimeter (19 in) being replaced with 53-centimeter (21 in), capacity for the venue as reduced to 56,302. The process reduced the number of seats on rows by one. With the seating installed, the total investment in the venue exceeded $200 million. Before the start of the 2014 CFL season, the track surface was stripped off, thus giving the football endzones a squared-off look; they were rounded off prior to this.
On June 15, 2016, the Edmonton Eskimos announced a five-year field naming rights partnership with The Brick to name the field "The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium" during CFL events.
Commonwealth Stadium has a seating capacity of 56,302, in an all-seater configuration. The stadium has two twin-tier grandstands along each side, and single-tier stands on the corners and end zones. The sides feature 44,032 seats, with the remaining 12,386 in the corners and end zones. The side seats are 53 centimeters (21 in) wide and have a cup holder, a feature lacking on the narrower end zone seats. The seating is laid out in a colorized mosaic pattern, with dark "Eskimo" green at the bottom, yellow in the middle and lighter green at the top. In the sides there are 14,203 dark green seats, 19,019 yellow seats and 10,810 light green seats. In the corner and end zones there are 8,672 dark green and 3,713 yellow seats. There are 15 executive suites on the east stand, 7 on the west stand and 8 on the south end zone. There is a limited amount of covered seating on the upper sections of the lower tier on the sides; half of this section on the east stand is a media center.
The stadium has a Shaw Sports Turf Powerblade Elite 2.5S artificial turf system, installed in 2016 by GTR turf, which covers an area of 10,215 square meters (109,950 sq ft). It contains additional cushioning through the installation of an extra shock pad. The turf lacks permanent line markings; this allows the markings to alternate between football and soccer. Because of the running track, the corners of the end zones were partially cut. In 2014, the end zones were squared off. The track and field segment consists of a Sportflex Super X all-weather running track manufactured by Mondo of Italy. The International Association of Athletics Federations has certified the stadium as a Class 1 venue, a certification only two other stadiums have in Canada: Moncton Stadium and Université de Sherbrooke Stadium.
At the Commonwealth Stadium complex is the Field House, an 8,400 square meter (90,000 sq ft) three-story training facility which includes a running track, a 64-by-64-meter (70 by 70 yd) artificial turf training field, a fitness and weight room, locker rooms and a running track. It is part of the Commonwealth Community Recreation Center, which also includes a 5,600 square meter (60,000 sq ft) aquatics center with a four-lane lap pool, water slides and a recreational pool; 2,800 square meters (30,000 sq ft) of administrative offices; and a 2,800 square meter (30,000 sq ft) fitness center. The building features a central lobby with each of the facilities in an annex. The center has Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification. Adjacent to Commonwealth Stadium lays Clarke Stadium; it sits 5,000 and is both used as a training field and as the home ground of the Canadian Premier League side FC Edmonton.
The stadium is served by Stadium station of the Edmonton Light Rail Transit's (LRT) Capital Line. During Eskimos games, the service frequency is increased. The City of Edmonton and the Eskimos cooperate on the Green & Go program, which provides free transit rides to the venue from six park and ride lots throughout Edmonton. Any holder of a pre-purchased ticket or an Edmonton Transit System ticket can travel for free on the services from these lots to Commonwealth Stadium. The program is initiated by the city to minimize parking and congestion in the stadium's neighborhood. Game day tickets are also valid fare on the LRT service from two hours prior to games to two hours after games. The city declares a neighbourhood parking ban in the vicinity of the stadium during games, with only cars with residential permits being allowed to be parked on streets.
Commonwealth Stadium was the centrepiece of the 1978 Commonwealth Games, which were hosted from August 3 to 12.The games saw 1,474 athletes from 46 nations competed in 128 events. Canada conducted its all-time best performance, capturing 45 gold medals and 109 medals in total. Commonwealth Stadium hosted the athletics events, which consisted of 38 events: 23 for male and 15 for female competitors, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.
The success and popularity of the Commonwealth Games resulted in Edmonton bidding for and being selected to host the 1983 Summer Universiade. The Commonwealth Stadium was again selected to host the athletics events, in addition to the opening and closing ceremonies. 24 male and 17 female athletics events were hosted. The games saw 2,400 participants from 73 countries, but did not attract the same public attention as the Commonwealth Games had.
The 2001 World Championships in Athletics were held at Commonwealth Stadium between August 3 and 12, featuring 1677 participants from 189 nations.
Commonwealth Stadium has been the home of the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos since the 1978 season. In the 1977 season, the last whole season at Clarke, the Eskimos drew an average 25,324 spectators, filling up the venue to its capacity for seven of eight games. For the 1979 season, they drew an average 42,540 spectators, selling out seven of eight games. The all-time regular-season attendance record is 62,517, set against the Saskatchewan Roughriders on September 26, 2009. 28 regular-season Eskimos games at have sold out at Commonwealth. With the laying of artificial turf in 2010, the Eskimos stopped training on Clarke Stadium and have since used Commonwealth Stadium as their training ground.
The stadium has been host to the Grey Cup, the CFL's championship game, five times, in 1984, 1997, 2002, 2010, and 2018. Tickets to the 2010 Grey Cup were sold out prior to the start of the season. The game was spectated by a crowd of 63,317, the largest to ever attend the stadium.
|Game||Date||Winning team||Score||Losing team||Attendance|
|72nd||November 18, 1984||Winnipeg Blue Bombers (8)||47–17||Hamilton Tiger-Cats||60,081|
|85th||November 16, 1997||Toronto Argonauts (14)||47–23||Saskatchewan Roughriders||60,431|
|90th||November 24, 2002||Montreal Alouettes (5)||25–16||Edmonton Eskimos||62,531|
|98th||November 28, 2010||Montreal Alouettes (7)||21–18||Saskatchewan Roughriders||63,317|
|106th||November 25, 2018||Calgary Stampeders (8)||27–16||Ottawa Redblacks||55,819|
The Edmonton Drillers of the North American Soccer League, then the premier soccer league in Canada and the United States, was established in 1979 with the relocation of the Oakland Stompers. Bought by Peter Pocklington, the team chose to play its first three seasons at Commonwealth Stadium. The team played to home play-off matches during the 1980 season. The Drillers averaged between 9,923 and 10,920 in their first three seasons. After having lost $10.5 million in three years, Pocklington chose to relocate to Clarke Stadium for the 1982 season. This caused average attendance to plummet to 4,922 and the team was disbanded at the end of the year.
In the past, because of its natural turf, Commonwealth Stadium has been a favored stadium for the Canadian Soccer Association to host national games. It has hosted 18 games of the Men's National Soccer Team and two of the Men's Under-20 National Team. The most intense period was between 1995 and 2000, when 13 A-team games were played. The A-team has played nine FIFA World Cup qualification and five friendly matches at Commonwealth. The record attendance of 51,936 was set when Canada tied Brazil 1–1 on June 5, 1994.
The Canadian Soccer Association twice invited to the Canada Cup, a three- or four-way invitational international friendly tournament, with all matches hosted at Commonwealth Stadium. The 1995 Canada Cup featured Canada, Northern Ireland and Chile, while the 1999 Canada Cup featured Canada U-23, Iran, Ecuador and Guatemala U-23.
|September 27, 1980||Friendly||New Zealand||3–0||—|
|June 16, 1983||Friendly||Scotland||0–3||10,240|
|July 25, 1984||Friendly||Chile||0–0||6,137|
|September 27, 1993||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification||Australia||2–1||27,775|
|June 5, 1994||Friendly||Brazil||1–1||51,936|
|May 22, 1995||1995 Canada Cup||Northern Ireland||2–0||12,112|
|May 28, 1995||1995 Canada Cup||Chile||1–2||17,047|
|August 30, 1996||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification||Panama||3–1||9,402|
|October 10, 1996||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification||Cuba||2–0||6,046|
|October 13, 1996||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification||Cuba||2–0||10,122|
|June 1, 1997||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification||Costa Rica||1–0||9,100|
|October 12, 1997||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification||Mexico||2–2||11,806|
|June 2, 1999||1999 Canada Cup||Guatemala||2–0||5,821|
|June 4, 1999||1999 Canada Cup||Iran||0–1||8,865|
|June 6, 1999||1999 Canada Cup||Ecuador||1–2||10,026|
|July 16, 2000||2002 FIFA World Cup qualification||Trinidad and Tobago||0–2||25,000|
|September 4, 2004||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification||Honduras||1–1||9,654|
|October 15, 2008||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification||Mexico||2–2||14,145|
|May 28, 2013||Friendly||Costa Rica||0–1||8,102|
Edmonton has hosted five international friendly matches and two FIFA Women's World Cup matches featuring the Canada women's national soccer team. Before the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, the record attendance was 29,953 for a game on August 31, 2003, when Canada beat Mexico 8–0. The attendance record was broken in 2015, when a record crowd of 53,058 saw Canada beat China 1–0 in the first match of the Women's World Cup.
|May 28, 1995||Friendly||United States||1–2||—|
|August 31, 2003||Friendly||Mexico||8–0||29,953|
|September 4, 2005||Friendly||Germany||3–4||8,812|
|October 30, 2013||Friendly||South Korea||3–0||12,746|
|October 25, 2014||Friendly||Japan||0–3||9,654|
|June 6, 2015||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup||China PR||1–0||53,058|
|June 11, 2015||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup||New Zealand||0–0||35,544|
Canada and Commonwealth Stadium were host to the 1996 edition of the CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which featured the Men's Under-23 National Team between 10 and 19 May. The tournament drew crowds up to 19,401, and saw Canada finish second to Mexico. Canada played Australia, playing 2–2 at Commonwealth Stadium on 26 May. Canada lost 5–0 in Australia and fail to qualify.
Edmonton co-hosted the inaugural 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship between August 17 and September 1 along with Vancouver and Victoria. Edmonton was the base of operations and featured 12 of the 26 matches. FIFA was originally skeptical to using such a large venue, especially for those matches which did not involve Canada. The 12 games drew a total 238,090 and an average 19,841 spectators. The final, which saw the United States defeat Canada 1–0 in extra time, was spectated by 47,784; this remains a world-record attendance for youth-level women's soccer.
Commonwealth Stadium was one of six Canadian venues selected to host the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup between June 30 and July 22. Nine of 52 matches were played in Edmonton, including a quarterfinal and a semifinal, and two of Canada. The games drew a total attendance of 243,517 and an average attendance of 27,057, second only to the Olympic Stadium in Montreal. The highest attendance was 32,058, which watched Canada play Congo.
Two club friendly matches were played at Commonwealth in 2009 and 2010, under the Edmonton Cup umbrella. In the first, 15,800 spectators watched Argentinian side River Plate defeat England's Everton 1–0. In the second, 8,792 spectators watched FC Edmonton play English side Portsmouth to a 1–1 draw. FC Edmonton started competing in the Canadian Championship in 2011 season and played these games at Commonwealth Stadium until 2014 when they returned to Clarke Stadium which is their regular home ground. Commonwealth Stadium also hosted matches during the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup between August 5 and 24, and the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup between June 5 and July 6.
|Date||Time (MDT)||Team #1||Result||Team #2||Round||Attendance|
|6 June 2015||16:00||Canada||1–0||China PR||Group A||53,058|
|11 June 2015||16:00||China PR||1–0||Netherlands||35,544|
|16 June 2015||15:00||Switzerland||1–2||Cameroon||Group C||10,177|
|20 June 2015||17:30||China PR||1–0||Cameroon||Round of 16||15,958|
|22 June 2015||18:00||United States||2–0||Colombia||19,412|
|27 June 2015||14:00||Australia||0-1||Japan||Quarterfinals||19,814|
|1 July 2015||17:00||Japan||2–1||England||Semifinals||31,467|
|4 July 2015||14:00||Germany||0–1||England||Third place play-off||21,483|
Concerts held at Commonwealth Stadium include Pink Floyd, Beyoncé, David Bowie, Tim McGraw, Genesis, The Rolling Stones, The Police, Fiction Plane, AC/DC, Metallica, U2, Kenny Chesney, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Lilith Fair, Edgefest and One Direction. Edmonton Rock Cirkus I on August 26, 1979 with Peter Frampton, Heart, Trooper, Streetheart, Eddie Money and Dixon House Band. Edmonton Rock Cirkus II on June 29, 1980 with Foreigner, Toronto, Prism, Warren Zevon, Ian Hunter and Chuck Berry (late, didn't play).
|Date||Artist(s)||Opening act(s)||Tour||Tickets sold||Revenue||Additional notes|
|August 7, 1983||David Bowie||Peter Gabriel
|Serious Moonlight Tour||—||—|
|August 17, 1987||David Bowie||Duran Duran
The Georgia Satellites
The Northern Pikes
|Glass Spider Tour||—||—|
|June 12, 1992||Genesis||—||We Can't Dance Tour||—||—|
|June 28, 1994||Pink Floyd||—||The Division Bell Tour||57,701 / 57,701||$1,834,004|
|October 4, 1994||The Rolling Stones||Colin James||Voodoo Lounge Tour||121,604 / 121,604||$4,327,764|
|October 5, 1994|
|June 14, 1997||U2||Fun Lovin' Criminals||PopMart Tour||90,000 / 90,000||$3,493,456|
|June 15, 1997|
|October 2, 1997||The Rolling Stones||Blues Traveler||Bridges to Babylon Tour||44,036 / 44,036||$2,033,971|
|August 18, 1998||Backstreet Boys||Aaron Carter||Backstreet's Back Tour||—||—|
|June 2, 2007||The Police||Sloan
|The Police Reunion Tour||29,592 / 29,592||$3,216,118|
|July 9, 2009||Taylor Swift
Sun City Carnival Tour
|33,910 / 44,500||$2,540,906||This concert was part of Commonwealth Country.|
|August 26, 2009||AC/DC||The Answer||Black Ice World Tour||55,838 / 55,838||$4,764,061|||
|July 15, 2010||Bon Jovi||Kid Rock||The Circle Tour||40,451 / 40,451||$2,811,477|
|June 1, 2011||U2||The Fray||U2 360° Tour||66,835 / 66,835||$6,498,291|||
|July 21, 2015||One Direction||Icona Pop||On the Road Again Tour||40,989 / 40,989||$3,188,215|
|September 20, 2015||AC/DC||Vintage Trouble||Rock or Bust World Tour||55,000 / 55,000||—|
|May 20, 2016||Beyoncé||—||The Formation World Tour||39,299 / 39,299||$3,723,830||This concert was performed in cold and rainy conditions.|
|August 16, 2017||Metallica||Avenged Sevenfold
|August 30, 2017||Guns N' Roses||Our Lady Peace||Not in This Lifetime... Tour||44,393 / 46,656||$4,780,270||The band covered "Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell and "I Got You (I Feel Good)" by James Brown.|
The 2003 Heritage Classic was an outdoor ice hockey game played on November 22 between the National Hockey League (NHL) sides Edmonton Oilers and the Montreal Canadiens. The first regular-season NHL game to be played outdoors, it saw the Canadiens win 4–3 in front of a crowd of 57,167, despite temperatures of close to −18 °C, −30 °C (−22 °F) with wind chill. It was held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Edmonton Oilers joining the NHL in 1979 and the 20th anniversary of their first Stanley Cup win in 1984. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television broadcast drew 2.747 million viewers in Canada, the second-highest audience for a regular-season NHL game.
Commonwealth Stadium has been used to host Churchill Cup matches. The 2004 edition had the first round played in Calgary and the second round played at Commonwealth Stadium. The 2005 edition saw all matches being played in Edmonton, with the final drawing a crowd of 17,000. In the 2006 edition the three finals were played at Commonwealth Stadium. The 2006 Women's Rugby World Cup was hosted in Edmonton and its suburb, St. Albert. Most of the Edmonton games were played at Ellerslie Rugby Park, but the final, third-place match and fifth-place match were all played at Commonwealth Stadium.
In 1983, the Edmonton Trappers AAA baseball team defeated the California Angels of MLB in an exhibition baseball game witnessed by a crowd of 24,830.
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Rajamangala National Stadium
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Parc Olympique Lyonnais
The 1984 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 31st season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 27th Canadian Football League season.1995 Canada Cup
The Canada Cup (aka Maple Cup) of 1995 was an international football (soccer) tournament, played at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from 22 May 1995 to 28 May 1995.1997 CFL season
The 1997 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 44th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 40th Canadian Football League season.1999 Canada Cup
The Canada Cup (a.k.a. Maple Cup) of 1999 was an international football (soccer) tournament played at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from 2 June 1999 to 6 June 1999. It included hosts Canada, Iran, Ecuador and Guatemala, which replaced the Brazil Olympic Team.
All games were considered full FIFA international games. Ecuador's striker Ariel Graziani became top scorer of the event, scoring three goals in three matches.1999 in Ecuadorian football
The 1999 season is the 77th season of competitive football in Ecuador.2002 CFL season
The 2002 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 49th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 45th Canadian Football League season.2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship
The 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship was held from 17 August to 1 September . It was the first sanctioned youth tournament for women put together by FIFA. The tournament was hosted by Canada. FIFA granted the tournament to Canada in March 2001. Three cities hosted the tournament, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria. Canada's Christine Sinclair was the Adidas Golden Ball recipient, as tournament MVP, and the Golden Shoe (with 10 goals) winner.2004 Voyageurs Cup
The 2004 Voyageurs Cup was the third Voyageurs Cup tournament which was started by the Canadian supporters group The Voyageurs. The 2004 Edition of the competition featured the expansion Edmonton Aviators as well as the four 2003 teams: Calgary Storm (now Calgary Mustangs), Montreal Impact, Toronto Lynx and Vancouver Whitecaps.
Similar to the 2003 Voyageurs Cup competition Montreal Impact built up an early lead with three wins and a draw in the competition's first four games that the other teams could not overcome even though Montreal Impact only clinched their third Voyageurs Cup in a row in their last match with a 2–0 over Edmonton FC on Aug. 25 (the competition's penultimate match).2004 Women's Churchill Cup
The fifth tournament, and the second women's "Churchill Cup" was the first tournament to be played across two venues - Calgary and Edmonton. Four countries took part again - New Zealand joining England, the United States, and Canada.
For the first time the group stages were dropped and the tournament became a straight knock-out with semi-finals at the Calgary Rugby Park and the finals at Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton.2006 Churchill Cup
The 2006 Churchill Cup was a rugby union competition played between the second teams of various top tier international rugby nations and the first teams of traditionally less prominent teams, such as Canada and the United States. The 2006 tournament began on June 3 and ended on June 17. The 2006 competition marked the fourth year of the Churchill Cup as well as its expansion from four to six teams. The Cup was contested by Canada, England Saxons, Ireland A, New Zealand Māori, Scotland A, and the United States. New Zealand Māori won the competition.2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup
The 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup was the sixteenth edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup (formerly called FIFA World Youth Championship), hosted by Canada from 30 June to 22 July 2007. Argentina defeated Czech Republic in the title game by the score of 2–1, thus managing a back-to-back world title, its fifth in the past seven editions, and sixth overall. Argentine player Sergio Agüero was given the FIFA U-20 Golden Shoe (top scorer, with six goals) and the FIFA U-20 Golden Ball (best player of the tournament), while Japan earned the FIFA Fair Play Award.
The tournament featured 24 teams coming from six continental confederations; Canada qualified automatically as hosts, while the remaining teams qualified based on their rankings at the respective continental U-20 (U-19 in Europe's case) tournaments. UEFA (Europe) qualified six teams; AFC (Asia), CAF (Africa), CONCACAF (North, Central America and Caribbean) and CONMEBOL (South America) four teams each; and OFC (Oceania) one team.
The tournament took place in a variety of venues across the country – Toronto, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Victoria and Burnaby (Vancouver) – with the showcase stadium being Toronto's new National Soccer Stadium where the final match was held. 19 years later Canada will co-host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
On 28 June 2007, two days before the inaugural match, it was reported that 950,000 tickets had been sold, making it the largest single-sport event ever taking place in the country, and on 3 July, the tournament organisers sold the millionth ticket. On 19 July, the semifinal match between Chile and Argentina marked this edition as the most attended in the tournament's history, with an accumulated attendance of 1,156,187 spectators, surpassing Mexico 1983's 1,155,160 spectators. Final attendance totalled 1,195,299.2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
The 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was an international association football tournament and the world championship for women's national teams under the age of 20, presented by Grant Connell, organized by the sport's world governing body FIFA. It was the seventh edition of the tournament, took place from 5–24 August 2014 in Canada, which was named the host nation for the tournament in conjunction with its successful bid for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Canada was the first country to stage this tournament twice, after hosting the inaugural edition in 2002.
Germany beat Nigeria 1–0 after extra time in the final. Germany won its third title while Nigeria lost their second final.2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup was the seventh FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football world championship tournament. The tournament was hosted by Canada for the first time and by a North American country for the third time. Matches were played in six cities across Canada in five time zones. The tournament began on 6 June 2015, and finished with the final on 5 July 2015 with a United States victory over Japan.
The 2015 tournament saw the World Cup expanded to 24 teams from 16 in 2011. Canada's team received direct entry as host and a qualification tournament of 134 teams was held for the remaining 23 places. With the expanded tournament, eight teams made their Women's World Cup debut. All previous Women's World Cup finalists qualified for the tournament, with defending champions Japan and returning champions Germany (2003, 2007) and the United States (1991, 1999) among the seeded teams.The 2015 tournament used goal-line technology for the first time with the Hawk-Eye system. It was also the first World Cup for either men or women to be played on artificial turf, with all matches played on such surfaces, even though there were some initial concerns over a possible increased risk of injuries.2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group A
Group A of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup consisted of hosts Canada, China, New Zealand and the Netherlands. Matches were played from 6 to 15 June 2015.Alberta Soccer Association
The Alberta Soccer Association (ASA) is the governing body for soccer in the Canadian province of Alberta. The association was formed in 1911 as the Alberta Football Association.
The ASA is a member of the national governing body, the Canadian Soccer Association. The association organizes the highest level of amateur play in Alberta, the Alberta Major Soccer League (AMSL), and also has jurisdiction over the Canadian Major Indoor Soccer League. The winner of AMSL League Cup is also the Alberta Provincial Champion and represents the province in the national amateur championships, the Jubilee Shield and Canadian National Challenge Cup.
Following several years of growing turmoil, in April 2011, Ole Jacobsen was elected as president of the association. Richard Adams has been executive director since 2010.
The offices of the Alberta Soccer Association are located in Edmonton. They were located in Commonwealth Stadium (Edmonton), which was Canada's National Soccer Stadium until the opening of BMO Field in Toronto in 2007, but in 2008 the association relocated to southeast Edmonton.Cameroon at the FIFA Women's World Cup
The Cameroon women's national football team has represented Cameroon at the FIFA Women's World Cup on two occasions, in 2015 and 2019.Commonwealth Stadium
Commonwealth Stadium may refer to:
Commonwealth Stadium (Edmonton), in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Commonwealth Stadium (Kentucky), former name of Kroger Field, on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, United StatesEdmonton Cup
The Edmonton Cup is a one game association football tournament which takes place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The first game took place on 25 July 2009 between the Argentine club River Plate and the English club Everton at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Alberta Soccer Association. The latest match took place on 21 July 2010 between FC Edmonton and the English club Portsmouth and was played at the Commonwealth Stadium.Paul Peschisolido
Paolo Pasquale Peschisolido (born 25 May 1971), commonly known as Paul Peschisolido, is a Canadian soccer manager and former player, and husband of Karren, Baroness Brady. Peschisolido was manager of English League Two club Burton Albion from May 2009 until March 2012, when he was dismissed following a poor run of games which left his side 17th in the league.
A forward, Peschisolido began his career in the Canadian Soccer League with the Toronto Blizzard and played in the Major Indoor Soccer League with the Kansas City Comets before moving to England.
Over 16 seasons he scored 118 goals from 447 appearances in the Football League, playing for nine different clubs: Birmingham City, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion, Fulham, Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield United, Norwich City, Derby County and Luton Town.
Peschisolido represented his country from U-16 level upwards to the senior level spanning from 1986–2004, making his senior debut for the Canadian national team in 1992. He went on to play 53 times for Canada, scoring 10 goals, in a 12-year senior international career. On 1 June 2013, he was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame.
Commonwealth Games stadiums
Venues of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup stadiums