Opening Day: 1938
Current Owner: City of Edmonton
Team Website: fcedmonton.com
Team Phone: 780/439-7529
Address: 11000 Stadium Road NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7
From downtown Edmonton: Get on 100 ST NW going north toward 102a Avenue NW, and then turn left onto 103a Avenue NW. Take a right onto 101 Street NW, then turn right onto 107a Avenue NW and follow it to Stadium Road NW.
From Yellowhead Highway East: Follow Yellowhead east toward 121 Street NW, then take exit 391 onto 82 Street and follow the signs to merge onto 82 Street NW S. Make a slight right onto Fort Road NW and another slight left onto 86 Street NW, then continue onto Stadium Road NW, and Clarke Stadium will be on the right.
Originally built in 1938, Clarke Stadium was significantly renovated in 2001 when the original stadium was razed to make way for a new one. It was renovated again between 2012 and 2013 when the FC Edmonton soccer club began playing there. Currently, FC Edmonton are the stadium’s only permanent tenants, but the old stadium was host to the Edmonton Eskimos, who played in the old Clarke Stadium between 1954 and 1976, before moving just up the block into the adjacent Commonwealth Stadium.
Clarke Stadium is a few minutes drive away from Edmonton’s city center and is also adjacent to several parks (Giovanni Caboto, Dawson) as well as the North Saskatchewan River. Indeed, Edmonton’s skyscrapers are visible from the stadium’s grandstand, reinforcing its proximity to its team’s namesake.