Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Team: Montreal Expos||Opening Day: April 15, 1977|
|Capacity: 43,739 (2003) 58,838 (1977)||Dimensions: CF 404, Power Alleys 375, Foul Lines 325|
|Surface: Astroturf||Architect: Roger Taillibert, Paris, France|
|Cost: over $1 Billion||Owner: City of Montreal|
Indoor baseball is terrible. I hate it. The stadium is cavernous, impersonal, and has artificial turf. The retractable roof no longer retracts. It looks like an old Star Trek spaceship. The walls and seats of the stadium looked very 70's, and not in the John Travolta kind of way.
Unfortunately, Montreal doesn't support its team, the strike really hurt them. They played the Red Sox there and someone referred to it as Fenway North and they weren't kidding. They were easily double the amount of Sox fans there as Expo lovers. Montreal is a great city, but a hockey city. The stadium is terrible, needs repair, and the team is not a big seller. I hate to say it, but I think Major League Baseball needs to dissolve this team.
The Expos retired numbers are (in numerical order):
© 2001-17 Paul Healey. Some photos © Mike Durkin and Tolivero.