1990 Olympic Stadium Montreal Expos 2

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    Taken @ Olympic Stadium on September 14, 1990. The site of the 1976 Olympics didn't convert well at all to a baseball park. The site lines, surface and financial problems plagued the park as it fell in disrepair. Still, it had its share of historical moments. I remember Rick Monday's home run that sent the 1981 Dodgers to the World Series.

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    1. sds70 48 months ago | reply

      Montreal got shafted IMHO . . . They should still have baseball IMHO. Short pocketed ownership (Brochu and later Loria) doomed the team . . . The fans basically gave up after seeing all of their big players be let go year after year . .

    2. Keith Lovett Photography 48 months ago | reply

      What a awesome stadium, I wish I could have seen a game there.

    3. joe best 45 months ago | reply

      Olympic Stadium got a little too much of a bad rap as a baseball stadium. It was the best of the multi-purpose stadiums. The site lines were good from about 30 000 seats. In the good years or even at the end with the odd big crowd, the atmosphere was tremendous. I love the architecture and the fact that it was futuristic, different from all the other cookie cutter multi-purpose or retro parks. It's just too bad that the authority running the stadium made so many bad decisions with the aesthetics of the interior and, especially, about the roof (the decision to close it up permanently). After a long, cold winter, nobody in Montreal wanted to sit inside to watch baseball.

    4. sds70 45 months ago | reply

      Just like it took a long time for baseball to return to DC, I think Montreal will be given another chance with MLB . . . Its much easier to finance a ballpark in Canada now vs. the 90s, when the US dollar was so much stronger . . .

    5. Brad Van Slooten 28 months ago | reply

      I heard from someone that the astroturf here was one of the worst in the major leagues (worse than Philly if you can believe that).

      It's hard to believe Gary Carter spent his best years here. They had some tremendous talent and a great farm system. Andre Dawson, Al Oliver, Tim Raines, and Tim Wallach. WOW!

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