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This article was published 7/6/2013 (1384 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
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
Amount of area, in acres, covered by the canopies
The percentage of coverage the canopies provide from rain, snow and sun
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
Number of luxury suites, each equipped with outdoor, theatre-style seats, TVs, mini- kitchen facilities, and private washrooms
Percentage increase in leg room
Number of TV monitors throughout the stadium and concourse
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.