Report: Toronto FC eyeing upgrades to BMO Field inspired by newest MLS stadiums
BMO Field in Toronto is only seven years old, but it may already be ripe for a bit of a facelift.
According to a Canadian Press report, Toronto FC owners Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment are looking at ways to improve their soccer stadium, including sending staff to the AT&T MLS All-Star Game next week to glean some ideas from Sporting Park.
“We’re spending a little bit of time on trying to figure out how to upgrade it,” MLSE president and CEO Tim Leiweke told the Canadian Press about BMO Field. “Stadiums have changed, the game’s changed, the league’s changed. And so when we came in [into the league in 2007], BMO was fantastic. Today ... we have work to do at BMO and the owners agree.”
Leiweke, who oversaw the stadium business at sports and entertainment giants AEG, admitted that Toronto FC needed to learn from the likes of Sporting Kansas City and Portland, stating "we should all aspire to be Kansas City and Portland and Vancouver and now Montreal."
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