Toronto FC begin construction to expand BMO Field

Toronto FC begin construction to expand BMO Field

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC begin construction to expand BMO Field

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Despite the relative uncertainty surrounding this season’s big-money acquisitions, Toronto FC are set to open up the checkbook for stadium expansions.

Construction on TFC’s BMO Field began Tuesday in a project that is expected to cost roughly $100 million. The expansion, which will be conducted in two phases, will be completed in spring of 2016.

The project’s first phase, which will continue through May 2015, will see the addition of 8,400 seats, as well as new suites, an HD video board and a new concourse. Construction on the second phase will then see the addition of new sound systems, lighting, and a canopy that will cover a majority of the seats.

The city of Toronto will be contributing $10 million to the expansion project, while the remaining funds will be covered by Toronto FC owners Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment.

BMO Field has housed Toronto FC since the stadium’s opening in 2007.

Check out some more renderings of the BMO Field expansion after the jump:

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