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Profile Last Updated: March 31, 2009
Commonwealth Stadium is a Canadian rarity - a major stadium with natural grass. It was built for the 1978 Commonwealth Games and renovated in 2001. With a capacity of more than 60,000, it is the largest stadium in Canada. The stadium is familiar to CFL fans as the home of the Edmonton Eskimos and the site of the 1984, 1997 and 2002 Grey Cups. A worldwide audience got a good look at the stadium in 2001 when Edmonton hosted the IAAF World Championship in Athletics, which are the world championships in track and field. The natural grass makes it popular for soccer and rugby matches, and has even hosted an appearance by David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy in May 2008.
Big Screen and Numerous Amenities
Commonwealth Stadium boasts the largest outdoor screen in the world. The Sony Jumbotron boasts a 16:9 aspect ratio and features full animation, split-screen, and slow-motion replay, making viewing events at the stadium that much easier and enjoyable. Commonwealth Stadium has a number of meeting rooms, exercise rooms, courts and studios available for daily booking, and the practice field is also available for teams or leagues.
Rock ‘n Roll
There is something awe inspiring about 60,000 people crammed into a stadium for a rock concert. Commonwealth Stadium packed in 120,000 fans over two nights in 1994 to see The Rolling Stones, and David Bowie, U2, Genesis, Tim McGraw, and Pink Floyd have also packed the stadium. The Police chose Commonwealth as the only stop in Alberta for their 30th Anniversary Reunion tour.
Other Special Guests: Commonwealth Stadium has also hosted Queen Elizabeth in May 2005 in celebration of Edmonton’s centennial.