Stade Saputo set for MLS debut

Stade Saputo set for MLS debut

MLS- Montreal Impact

Stade Saputo set for MLS debut

Montreal Impact

MLS's newest soccer-specific stadium is about to be unveiled.

The Montreal Impact are on the brink of officially opening the doors to a renovated Stade Saputo tonight when they host the Seattle Sounders. The stadium can hold more than 20,000 spectators, and each seat is likely to be filled on what should be a memorable night for Montreal fans.

There were concerns as recent as a few weeks ago about the stadium not opening on time due to the field not being laid, but those fears were put to rest after Impact players gave the grass field that was recently inserted positive reviews following a visit to the stadium earlier this week.

Stade Saputo, which now has a roof to make for a more intimate setting, may be opening but it is not yet fully complete. The club, which has played its first six home games of the season at Olympic Stadium, has stated that an additional 910 seats will be added after Stade Saputo reopens on Saturday night.

Still, Saturday should be a great night for everyone involved with the expansion club and MLS. Stade Saputo will be the second soccer-specific stadium to open this season (the Houston Dynamo's BBVA Compass Stadium is the other) and that is just the latest bit of progress for the growing sport and league.

How excited are you by the opening of Stade Saputo? Impressed by it being finished on time? Think the Impact can get a result against the Sounders?

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