Birchmount Stadium

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Birchmount Stadium
Birchmount Stadium.JPG
Location 75 Birchmount Road
Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M1N 3J7
Owner City of Toronto
Toronto District School Board
Capacity 2,000
Surface Artificial Turf
Scoreboard Yes W/Video Monitor
Construction
Renovated 2006
Expanded 2006
Tenants
Canada Rugby League
Toronto Maddogs (NFC)
City of Toronto Private Rentals,
University of Toronto
Bichmount CI

Birchmount Stadium is a multi-purpose outdoor sports facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada near Kingston Road and Birchmount Road in the Scarborough district. Its original capacity was 6,345, and it was built for what was then the Borough of Scarborough.[1]

The stadium plays host to many amateur sporting events including football, soccer, rugby league and athletics.

It most recently played host to the opening round of Canada Rugby League's Ontario conference.

It played host to the University of Toronto's Varsity Blues Football team in 2002 and 2006 while their Varsity Stadium was being demolished and rebuilt. It also previously played host to the Metro Lions.

It also serves as the primary stadium for the annual Robbie International Soccer Tournament,[2] which bills itself as "the world's largest annual charitable youth soccer tournament." The Canadian band Barenaked Ladies notably name-dropped the stadium and the tournament at the end of their 1998 #1 hit, "One Week", singing "Birchmount Stadium, home of the Robbie" as the song's closing line.

The east grandstand of the stadium was demolished in the spring of 2006, reducing seating capacity to about 2,000. The original grass field and running track were removed. A new track and artificial turf for football/soccer were installed during the summer of 2006. The newly renovated Birchmount Stadium opened up for the first time as a premier facility on September 15, 2006. They hosted the University of Toronto Varsity Blues vs Waterloo. Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute also uses the stadium for its home football, rugby, soccer and field hockey games in the Toronto District Secondary School Athletic Association.

On October 13, 2011, Fauja Singh set 8 age group world records in the M100 division in one day on the Birchmont Stadium track.

As of 2016 Birchmount Stadium will be the home ground of League1 Ontario team, Toronto Skillz FC.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ontario". Stadiums in Canada. World Stadiums. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  2. ^ http://www.robbiesoccertournament.com
  3. ^ http://www.ontariomastersathletics.ca/?p=2407

Coordinates: 43°41′44″N 79°15′39″W / 43.69556°N 79.26083°W / 43.69556; -79.26083