The Montreal Impact will hold the first leg of the Eastern Conference finals at the Olympic Stadium. It traditionally opens the MLS season at the 66,000-seat Big O -- in part because of weather
concerns -- before moving to its soccer-specific stadium, 20,801-seat Stade Saputo.
In less than 24 hours of sales, the Impact announced on Monday it had already sold over 20,000 tickets
for the match against Toronto FC, to be played on Nov. 22.
"We are pleased and proud that tickets are selling at a similar pace than for our biggest games like the Champions League's
final," said Montreal Impact executive vice-president Richard Legendre
. "Toronto can draw 30,000 people, so we'll try to beat them in the attendance figures as well. We want to fill the stadium
again for this, the last game of the year in Montreal. This will be yet another unique moment, featuring the greatest sports rivalry in Canada."
The Impact set a Canadian record for the
largest soccer crowd when it attracted a crowd of 61,004 for the second leg of the 2015 Concacaf Champions League final against Mexico's Club America.