Thursday, May 17, 2007


The raucous gatherings at the first four events held at BMO Field - three Toronto FC matches, and the Canada/Argentina International last Friday, have caused structural problems at the new stadium. Engineers and stadium officials will be very busy over the next few days as bolts have been falling from below the stands on the west stand. I can confirm that a bolt bounced near me under the east stand on Saturday, while waiting for my order to be completed near the Subway Sandwich cart next to Gate 2. I wrote it off at the time as left over construction materials settling/falling due to the vibration. I hope these problems are minor in nature and can be sorted out quickly.


Anonymous said...

For those who live close enough to get to a game. What is the stadium like? In pictures, it always looked to me like glorified bleachers. Don't get me wrong, I'm still thrilled we have this stadium. I'm just curious in light of this news.

Nick said...

No worries. The stands won't be much rocking during the beatdown you're gonna get on Saturday by DC. Toronto fans will get their first experience of real, quality futbol on Saturday, and it will be most humbling... said...

DC united quality........? We'll smash DC united and continue our run.

As for the bolts I can't believe they made such a big deal about it on the news. They actually showed a stand collapse in Argentinia or something (the stand looked like it was just made out of all wood). This isn't SA I really don't think we need to worry about stadiums collapsing.