Commonwealth Stadium

Commonwealth Stadium

About Commonwealth Stadium

Commonwealth Stadium is an outdoor stadium located in the Norwood Area of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, it is primarily used by the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. Opened in 1978 the stadium is owned and operated by the City of Edmonton and was built to replace Clarke Stadium. With a permanent seating capacity of 60,081, Commonwealth Stadium is the second largest stadium in the CFL behind Olympic Stadium in Montreal, 66,308. Commonwealth Stadium has been the host venue for the Grey Cup championship game four times; 1984, 1997, 2002 and 2010. The average attendance for all four games was 61,565. Commonwealth Stadium was built for the 1978 Commonwealth Games, held in Edmonton. In the early 1970s, a group of Edmonton sports enthusiasts organized a bid to host the 1978 Commonwealth Games. Initially, when Edmonton was chosen to host the games, thought was given to rebuild the existing Clarke Stadium to make it large enough to host the main track and field, and other sports events for the games. However, by late 1974, there was substantial agreement that a new larger stadium was the best option. In January 1975, the Edmonton City Council decided to build a new over

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