Montreal Olympic Stadium
Primary venue of the 1976 Summer Olympics. Montreal’s Olympic Stadium is a massive, monumental, multisport complex. It serves as the largest covered amphitheatre and sports venue in Quebec and is also the largest stadium in Canada. (See Sports Facilities.) It has a permanent seating capacity of 56,000. The stadium is integrated into the Montreal Tower (the world’s tallest inclined tower), the Olympic Pool and the former Velodrome — today, the Biodome. The stadium is often referred to as the Big O by Anglo-Montrealers.
The Olympic Stadium sits at the centre of the Olympic Park complex. The complex is itself located in the middle of a sprawling collection of sports facilities, attractions, venues and museums in Montreal’s East End.