ICON represented our ownership group from the very beginning of both projects through the successful completion and closeout. They understood our vision and ultimate goals and their expertise brought value to both of MLSE's projects that were in development at the same time.
Description: Renovation of an open-air soccer stadium
Client:Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE)
Team:Toronto FC / Toronto Argonauts
Architect:GenslerCM/GC:PCL ConstructionProject Cost:$150,000,000Status: Phase 1 Completed - May 1, 2015
Phase 2 Completed - May 7, 2016
ICON Venue Group served as the Owner’s Representative for the renovation of BMO Field, which was carried out in two phases over two years. The first phase, which finished in May 2015, included construction of an 8,400-seat upper bowl on top of the east grandstand, bringing capacity up to over 30,000. This phase also saw the addition of a continuous concourse level and kitchen, and enhancements to washrooms, concessions, and executive VIP spaces.
The second phase took place from September 2015 to May 2016. On May 20, 2015, it was officially announced that the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Toronto Argonauts would be playing their home matches at BMO Field. For this conversion, the seats in the north stand were reconfigured while the first seven or eight rows in the south stand were converted into retractable, removable seats. The renovations also included a full-size canopy covering all seats with the exception of the North grandstand and a new sound and lighting system. These upgrades brought BMO Field on par with other premiere MLS venues, and made Canada's first soccer specific stadium a destination on an international scale.
Tim Romani | Art Aaron, Principals-in-Charge
George Messina, Project Executive (Phase 1)
Dan Vaillant, Project Executive (Phase 2)
Stephanie Bax, Senior Project Manager
Andrew Bradley, Project Manager
Carrie McKinnon, Project Coordinator
- Plan and Organize
- Program and Scheme
- Complete and Commission