THE STARTING XI: Advantages To Playing In Montreal’s Olympic Stadium


For good, bad or (really) ugly, the first leg of what is arguably Canada’s most important club fixture (for this week) is set for Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. The Impact decided to move indoors onto the turfy goodness and le cha-ching of 60,000 paying customers despite the general crumbliness of “The Big Owe”.  However, while it may not be the prettiest football ground in the world, there are some advantages to the home of this momentous matchup…

11. Hot dogs aged to perfection from 1994 Expos season

10. Piles of leftover Youppi! fur can make for comfy seat cushions

9. Solid chance of finding some of Tim Raines’ hidden stashes

8. A chance to visit the WLAF’s Montreal Machine Hall of Fame

7.  Every beer bought helps clear the remaining billions of construction debt owed

6. Great acoustics for locals’ audible sneering

5. A chance to meet Adam Braz… as he ushers you to your seat

4. Far more space for Drogba’s ego to roam free

3. When one of our DP’s blows his ACL on the unforgiving turf it will sound more charming in French

2. The “roof caving in” on one club’s season overshadowed by actual roof caving in

1.  A much bigger bell end

Author: Tony Walsh

Tony Walsh is a writer, former minor-league broadcaster and failed astronaut. Born into supporting an underachieving football club only to end up supporting a second underachieving football club - through what must be deemed as soft immigration policies - he continues to make terrible life choices. Walsh is a keen observer of the malarkey-rife sport of football and is considered one of the leading voices on the Collin Samuel Obesity Epidemic.

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