BMO Field Expansion Begins

Written on Oct 20, 2014

Completed in 2008 and home to Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC, BMO Field is undergoing an extensive $105 million phased transformation that will see its current seating capacity significantly expanded and the introduction of a roof structure over the majority of the seating area.

Images courtesy of Gensler and ICON Venue Group

The enormous popularity of the Toronto FC and the stadium itself prompted the owners, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, to move forward with this significant expansion that will bring seating capacity to nearly 30,000 – a 33% increase. The first phase, on which construction has already commenced, involves the expansion of the seating areas and the addition of new amenities including more washrooms and concessions, new executive suites, private clubs, a wrap-around concourse and a new high-definition video board. The expansion will also include changes to the field and seating to allow for the future use of the facility by a Canadian football team.

The second phase, scheduled for completion in 2016, will involve design and construction of a new roof structure that will cover the south, east and west seating areas.

“The BMO Field expansion is an exciting project for us,” stated David Watson, Principal at Entuitive, “The nature of the design and the space presented interesting challenges. The structural team provided the client with multiple structural options early in the design phase to help inform decisions on cost and constructability.”

Entuitive, in collaboration with Thornton Tomasetti, is providing structural engineering and building envelope services. ICON Venue Group is overseeing the design and construction of the stadium renovations, Gensler are the architects of record and PCL is the selected contractor.

Images courtesy of Gensler and ICON Venue Group

To learn more about this exciting project, click on the links below.

BMO Field expansion construction begins (Global News)

Toronto FC and MLSE begin BMO Field renovation (The Toronto Star)


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