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A numbers game: Investors Group Field

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers' new home, Investors Group Field.

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers' new home, Investors Group Field.

Three years after the first shovels broke ground, Winnipeg's newest architectural

attraction -- with its distinctive canopies and trusses -- is finally ready for some football. Via the Winnipeg Football Club, here are some facts and figures on the new $200-million, 33,422-seat Investors Group Field at the University of Manitoba, the new home to the CFL's Blue Bombers and the Bisons (CIS):

Canopies and trusses

5

Amount of area, in acres, covered by the canopies

80

The percentage of coverage the canopies provide from rain, snow and sun

200

The weight, in tons, of the two arch trusses that hold up the canopies

60 and 190

The height and span of the trusses, in metres, making them the largest and highest in Canada

88,000 and 9,000

The number of bolts, and ton sof steel, used in their construction

46

Number of luxury suites, each equipped with outdoor, theatre-style seats, TVs, mini- kitchen facilities, and private washrooms

50

Percentage increase in leg room

258

Number of TV monitors throughout the stadium and concourse

28

Number of washrooms, split evenly between the two concourses and men and women

Eight feet long, eight feet wide, five feet deep

Size of players' hot tub, which features underwater treadmill and has the capacity for an underwater bike

Student Section 2.0

While there isn't a student section, per se, the Bombers are operating under the premise that Sections 138-143 -- a chunk of discounted seating in the north end zone -- will carry the old attitudes and enthusiasm of Canad Inns Stadium's most celebrated section.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 8, 2013 D3

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