McMahon Stadium History
If you love big-time sporting events, you're absolutely in the right spot, as you can count
on there being a steady string of exciting matchups from season to season at McMahon Stadium, the home of the Calgary Stampedes,
the University of Calgary football team and plenty of big events from one year to the next. Come out and see a talented football
squad loaded with playmakers light up the scoreboard and give Calgary fans plenty of thrills in the process. This is a stadium
that has become a prominent fixture on the sports scene in Calgary over the years, and that's not likely to change anytime
in the near future as it continues to bring exciting sporting events to the fans.
The McMahon Stadium was built in the
early 1960s but has been brought up-to-date with some major renovations, helping to make McMahon Stadium a staple of the Calgary
community for a reason. With more than 35,000 regular seats and extra seats for other major events, this is a stadium that
is built to fit any event, making it always the place to be if you want to ditch the couch for a night of football, or even
a highly anticipated concert. Once you're there in the middle of a great show or game, you'll definitely be glad that you're
not anywhere else.
McMahon Stadium Events
Whether it's the Calgary Stampedes of the CFL or any of the
other exciting teams that might be on the McMahon calendar, this is another year of football that you know you'll want to
be a part of. This is a stadium that has even held the Grey Cup, which it did in 1975, 1993, 2000 and 2009. In addition to
hosting the biggest CFL game of the year nearly a handful of times, it's also held concerts featuring Ozzy Osbourne, ZZ Top
and even a Billy Graham Crusade, showing you the incredible variety that this venue has had over the years. One look at the
calendar these days and you're bound to find something for you.
McMahon Stadium Trivia
Did you know that
McMahon Stadium was used to open and close the 1988 Winter Olympics?
An honor they don't bestow on just any venue is
being the host of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics, which is exactly what happened in 1988 when the Olympics
came to Calgary.
McMahon Stadium Experience
Imagine that the atmosphere of McMahon Stadium is reaching
its apex late in the second half, with the game on the line fans gearing up for an epic finale. Sure, we know that you could
be sitting at home watching on that disappointing little flatscreen, but it's a completely different experience to actually
be there so you can feel the pulse of the crowd for all of the most crucial moments. Will you be there when your favorite
player jukes the linebacker and takes it to the house in a play that brings the crowd to its feet? The feeling is second to
none if you're a football fan, yet it's a moment that gets recreated throughout the year at McMahon Stadium. With plenty of
other great events to boot, McMahon Stadium is a venue that you definitely don't want to miss out on.