CalgaryNEXT was killed in 2017. The Calgary 2026 Winter Olympic bid was killed in 2018. But City Council is once again looking at the possibility of building a new arena to replace the aging Scotiabank Saddledome.
Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) is home to the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Colloquially known as “Home of the CFL’s Loudest Fans” (this moniker is proudly on display inside the stadium), the facility opened in 2013, and has a capacity of just over 33,000, but can be expanded to hold 40,000 fans.
On the Stadium Journey Podcast this week, the team is back together again and once again welcoming a special guest. Paul Baker, Marco Viquez, Dan Colacicco, and Dave Cottenie welcome Toronto Argonauts radio play-by-play voice and TSN Radio 1050 on air personality Mike Hogan to Stadium Journey. Mike shares his experiences in sports radio and CFL experiences and even gives a bit of a heads up to a possible big CFL announcement from the Maritimes. Also, there’s plenty of stadium talk south of the Mason-Dixon line with news coming out of Mobile, Birmingham and Atlanta. Plus, Dave’s big college hoops bonanza and even a trip down memory lane with the Hartford Whalers and Montreal Expos. Don’t you dare miss it!!
Mosaic Stadium, home of the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders, is a 21st century facility, so far ahead of its predecessor in terms of design and user-friendliness that making comparisons between the two is an almost completely useless exercise. The new building is the most modern football field in Canada, and can reasonably be thought of as one of the best places to see a CFL game.
For our look at 2017, we asked our 100 writers to give us their list of the Top 10 stadiums in North America, and from those votes, we compiled our best of 2017. You’ll see a lot of the usual favorites, but will also see a few under-the-radar stadiums and arenas.