TD Stadium

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TD Stadium
Full name TD Stadium
Location London, Ontario
Owner University of Western Ontario
Capacity 8000-16000
Surface FieldTurf
Tenants
Western Ontario Mustangs (CIS): 2000-present
FC London (USL PDL): 2009-present
London Silverbacks (NAFL): 2004-present
London Beefeaters (CJFL) 2000-present
Construction
Opened 2000
Construction cost $10.5 million

TD Stadium (formerly known as TD Waterhouse Stadium) is an 8,000-seat Canadian football stadium located at 100 Philip Aziz Avenue on the campus of the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. It was built in 2000 at a cost of approximately $10.5-million and replaced J.W. Little Stadium.

It has a standard rubber track, 4 sandpits and an artificial turf.

It also hosts annual Track and Field Championships.

In addition to playing host to the Western Mustangs teams, TD Stadium was also used as the main venue for the 2001 Canada Summer Games. The stadium is expandable to a capacity of about 16,000; it has been expanded temporarily a few times in its history including for an exhibition CFL game in 2002 between the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats which was a sellout at 9,178 fans.

It also holds host to all Red Feather games, in which local senior high school football teams play their first game of the season. Students are brought to the events to cheer on their team, the student body that cheers best wins a spirit award.

In summer 2007, the AstroTurf was replaced by FieldTurf at a cost of approximately 1 million dollars.[1]

In spring 2009 the newly formed FC London of the USL Premier Development League began playing their home games at TD Stadium.

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Coordinates: 42°59′59.50″N 81°16′25.61″W / 42.9998611°N 81.2737806°W / 42.9998611; -81.2737806