TORONTO – Ongoing renovations at BMO Field to expand the soccer-first facility to a capacity of 30,000 are now over budget and will not meet the original deadline for completion.
Early March saw the last row of pre-cast concrete laid on the expanded east stand that will add 8,400 seats and crews have been scrambling around the clock to progress even further.
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The installation of the facility’s iconic red seats is almost complete and progress continues to be made on luxury suites, new and old, that will also be receiving upgraded seating – not to mention the fancy themed field-side seats that some lucky fans will be able to enjoy.
However, MLSE representatives admit that construction crews will not be able to reach the original targeted completion date of May 1 but are ensuring the public that things will be ready for Toronto FC’s home opener on May 10.
The MLS team was forced to play their first seven matches on the road rather than playing a home match at a different venue.