On Monday, the Montreal Impact unveiled the result of a multi-million investment in upgrades to Saputo Stadium, including an overhaul to the concession stands.
The changes will be in place for the team’s first match at Saputo Stadium for 2017, which is scheduled for Saturday.
The club and new food concession partner Spectrum Canada have made a $3-million private investment into the stadium ahead of the 2017 season.
The layout of concession stands, boutiques and club partner activation spaces has undergone a complete makeover all around the stadium, allowing for better pedestrian flow and a more organic pathway for supporters.
“Starting this season, we will begin to achieve an important goal of our five-year plan: improving customer experience at the stadium. We will provide a more practical stadium, with more space, more services, more choice and more innovation than ever before,” said Montreal Impact executive vice-president Richard Legendre. “With so many new stadium projects all around the league, it is of crucial importance to remain competitive and attractive. Today marks a first step in this direction.”
Spaces dedicated to various food services at the stadium will increase from 5,700 square feet to over 14,500 square feet, while the number of service points will jump from 38 to 150. Boutique space will increase from 1,750 square feet to over 3,000 square feet. All in all, over 10,000 square feet of public spaces will be added.
Food services will include even more Montreal dishes, notably a new smoked meat sandwich, a giant hot-dog and Quebec certified beef. Gluten-free options will now be available at four concessions, as well as a vegetarian menu in the suites and mezzanines. Labatt will also offer a variety of microbrewery and imported beers at an improved location.
For a better customer experience, all regular payment methods will now be accepted (PayPal, Google Pay, Apple Pay, debit, credit – including the BMO MasterCard –, cash).
No fewer than 44 screens of 55 inches, 57 menu screens and two large screens of 7’x12’ will be installed in the stadium – supporters will not miss a second of the action.
Entertainment at Saputo Stadium will also be improved – mainly before games – in order for the stadium to be even more festive, all the while remaining accessible and fun for families.
Lastly, in terms of ticket availability, new Prestige products will be available. Field-side seats will now be available on the South side, the Umberto Cesari Tower Club will be expanded and the President’s Club suite will be upgraded.