Toronto passes measure to expand BMO Field
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] BMO Field, the fourth of the MLS soccer-specific stadiums to open, will get a facelift thanks to the passage of funding by the Toronto City
Council. Upgrades will push the capacity to 30,000.
At a current capacity of 21,859, Toronto FC is selling out the stadium following its massive offseason spending.
was 39-3 in favor of investing $10 million in improvements to the stadium that opened in 2007, the same year Toronto FC joined the MLS. Opponents included embattled mayor Rob Ford and his brother.
The agreement with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto FC’s owner, calls for MLSE, the stadium manager, to pay for part of the costs
of the work on the stadium and enter into a 10-year lease extension with the city of Toronto.
Toronto FC will most likely also have to share the stadium with the Toronto Argos of the
Canadian Football League.
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