Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada - Northeast News
This week we continue our tour of Major League Baseball (MLB) parks with a look at one of the most unique stadiums ever used for baseball, Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada.
The stadium was built in the early 1970s as a primary venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics. Dubbed by locals as the “Big O,” or the “Big Owe,” the first a reference to its doughnut shape, the second referring to the stadium and the ’76 Olympics as a whole.
The stadium has the largest seating capacity in Canada, able to seat over 75,000 people for the ’76 Games. Configured for MLB’s Montreal Expos, that capacity was closer to 43,000, some of which were far away in the outfield, something the Expos were quite chagrined with, players looked like ants playing on green carpet...