BMO Field (National Soccer Stadium) History
With an epic view of the Toronto skyline, BMO Field is the premier
soccer-specific venue in Canada. When the venue is hosting Toronto FC of Major League Soccer, it is known as BMO Field, but
when it is home to the Canadian National Team, the venue goes by the name of National Soccer Stadium. No matter what it is
called on match day, the venue provides fans with an unparalleled sporting experience. Opening in 2007, BMO Field was built
on the site of the former Exhibition Stadium, which once housed the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball andToronto
Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. Exhibition Stadium served Toronto from 1948 until it was torn down in 1999. The
city was ready to build a new venue on the same site as a means of earning an MLS team as well as a new home for their National
Soccer Team. BMO Field (National Soccer Stadium) opened to the public on April 28, 2007 with the newly formed Toronto FC hosting
the Kansas City Wizards. Since then, the stadium has hosted countless soccer matches, as well as rugby, lacrosse and concerts.
BMO Field (National Soccer Stadium) Events Hosted
When Major League Soccer decides to expand and add teams to
the league, one of the most important factors is whether the city can offer a soccer specific stadium. In 2006, it was announced
that Toronto would be the site of the first Canadian team in the MLS and the plans for BMO Field were underway. Since it opened
in 2007, BMO Field (National Soccer Stadium) has hosted some of the biggest names in International Soccer, from the 2008 MLS
All Star Game featuring the best players in the MLS versus West Ham United of the English Premier League. It was also the
site of the 2007 Men's FIFA Under-20 World Cup as well as the Women's FIFA Under-20 World Cup in 2014. Teams from all over
the world sent their up and coming stars to Toronto to compete for the World Cup. BMO Field (National Soccer Stadium) is also
the site of the Canadian Men's National Rugby Team and the Toronto Nationals of Major League Lacrosse. The venue has only
hosted one concert so far when Genesis played before a sold out crowd in 2007.
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(National Soccer Stadium) Seating Layout
BMO Field (National Soccer Stadium) is a 21,500 seat soccer specific stadium
in Toronto that houses Toronto FC of the MLS and the Canadian National Soccer Team. This state of the art facility was the
first of its kind in Canada, making it the go to venue for the biggest soccer matches played in the country. Since the MLS
mandates that its teams all play in soccer-specific stadiums, BMO Field is perfect for watching this exciting sport. The facility
is intimate, allowing most of the seating in the lower level, offering optimum views of the pitch.
(National Soccer Stadium) Trivia
What was the largest crowd ever assembled atBMO Field (National Soccer Stadium)?
March 22, 2014, 22,591 fans saw Toronto FC host DC United for the 2014 season opener.