Impact hoping to break record in home opener

Impact hoping to break record in home opener

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Impact hoping to break record in home opener

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When the Montreal Impact play their first home game as an MLS team on Saturday, a crowd of over 46,500 is expected to attend.

That is not enough for the Impact, as they want to break a record.

Set to play their home opener against the Chicago Fire on Saturday, Montreal has added 2,000 seats to Olympic Stadium in an effort to break the city's attendance record.

Montreal's highest-attended game was in 1981 when 58,542 fans turned out to watch the now-defunct Montreal Manic play, and the expansion Impact are hoping to top that with the added seats that bring the capacity to more than 58,000 inside the indoor stadium.

The Impact lost their season opener to the Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-0.

What do you think of the Impact adding 2,000 seats to Olympic Stadium? Do you see Montreal breaking its attendance record this week?

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