Huskies Stadium

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Huskies Stadium
Coordinates 44°37′51.85″N 63°34′46.31″W / 44.6310694°N 63.5795306°W / 44.6310694; -63.5795306
Capacity 5,000 but expandable
to 9-11,000
Surface FieldTurf
Construction
Opened 1970
Demolished 2013
Tenants
Saint Mary's Huskies

Huskies Stadium was a Canadian football stadium at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, home to the Saint Mary's Huskies.

It had a promoted capacity of 9,000 to 11,000 that is achieveable via temporary seating,[1] but the actual permanent seating is only 4000.[2] It was built in 1969 for the 1970 Canada Summer Games. It has hosted many Canadian Interuniversity Sport Atlantic & Uteck Bowl national semi-final football games.

On June 11, 2005, the stadium hosted an exhibition game between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Toronto Argonauts to gauge Halifax's public support for a CFL franchise. The game was called "Touchdown Atlantic". For the game, the stadium's capacity was temporarily augmented to 11,000. In July 2009, new seating was added that holds up to 500 people on the east-end of the stadium.

The main grandstand was demolished in Spring 2014. The site will continue to be used for football and track in 2014 with seating for fans on new east-side bleachers and on a new grassed area formerly occupied by the stadium grandstand. The university will continue to examine options for a future new grandstand facility in the interim.[3]

References

  1. ^ World Stadiums - Stadiums in Canada :: Nova Scotia
  2. ^ Huskies stadium capacity
  3. ^ Lightstone, Michael (17 January 2014). "Game over for SMU stadium". Halifax Chronicle-Herald. 

External links

  • Saint Mary's University
  • Huskies Stadium

Coordinates: 44°37′51.85″N 63°34′46.31″W / 44.6310694°N 63.5795306°W / 44.6310694; -63.5795306

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