Mewata Stadium

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Mewata Stadium
Full name Mewata Stadium
Location Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates 51°02′46″N 114°05′30″W / 51.04611°N 114.09167°W / 51.04611; -114.09167Coordinates: 51°02′46″N 114°05′30″W / 51.04611°N 114.09167°W / 51.04611; -114.09167
Opened 1906
Closed 1999
Demolished 1999
Surface Grass
Capacity
10,000
Tenants
Calgary Stampeders (1935-1959)
Calgary Kickers (1987–1989)

Mewata Stadium, was a multi-purpose stadium in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It was the home stadium of the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL until they moved to McMahon Stadium before the 1960 season began. In addition, it hosted the Calgary Kickers of the Canadian Soccer League. The stadium was razed in 1999 and replaced with a skateboard park (Shaw Millennium Park). Mewata Park was originally a gift of the Government of Canada and even in 1919 had bleachers with a seating capacity of 10,000.[1]

Events[edit]

The 1st Battalion, The Calgary Highlanders used the bleachers at Mewata Stadium to create unit photographs before departing for overseas service in the Second World War.[2] The Highlanders mobilized a battalion for war service on 1 September 1939 and garrisoned at the adjacent Mewata Armouries between September 1939 and the summer of 1940. The stadium was used for training purposes as well.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wark, S. Arnold (1919). City of Calgary year book. Calgary. p. 29. 
  2. ^ Williams, Jeffery Far From Home: A Memoir of a Twentieth Century Soldier (University of Calgary Press, Calgary, AB, 2003) ISBN 9781552381199 google books link
  3. ^ Farran, Roy History of the Calgary Highlanders 1921-1954 (The Bryant Press, Calgary, AB, 1954)

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