With the resumption of the Canadian Football League activities this season, one of the best opportunities for the Montreal Theatre team to perform in front of fans is the Olympic Stadium. Both parties are already considering the implementation plan of the project.
“If it doesn’t work for us, it won’t work anywhere else.”
Based on the configuration that respects the two-meter distance rule, Mr. La Rochelle and his team took the lead in assessing the capacity of the stadium. The result: This summer, 11,000 spectators can compete in the Alouettes at the Olympic Stadium.
“By applying the same rules in smaller stadiums, we obviously have fewer spectators. “For sports teams, we soon wondered if it would be profitable to do so,” Mr. La Rochelle said.
“I want to tell him that we are interested, if we can help them, we welcome them. We know that financially, the standard parameters will not remain the same this quarter, so we hope to have flexibility in the business model.”
If the goal is to help Alouettes play in the short term, then a new agreement between the two camps is also being discussed, and more CFL games may be displayed on the stadium.
“Their sports team is already by our side: the athletes train in the gym of the sports center, they receive training in the Olympic Park. We are a bit like their base camp. La Rochelle said that the only thing missing is the competition. Our idea is in line with it. The spirit of cooperation gradually walks with them. This is a medium to long-term job.”
The CFL is expected to show its COVID-19 agreement in the next campaign, which must be approved by the public health department of each relevant province. Only then will we know if the plan for a football match in front of spectators at the Olympic Stadium this summer is feasible.