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McMahon Stadium
McMahon Stadium

McMahon Stadium

8.415 reviews
Performing Arts, Sports, American Football Stadium
Ranked #14 in Calgary things to do
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  • 7.4
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1817 Crowchild Trail, Calgary, AB T2M 4R6, Canada
(403) 282-2044
https://www.stampeders.com/mcmahon/
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Very cool complex with awesome history! I've never been inside but the outside and word of mouth has said amazing things!

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The home of the Calgary Stampeders football team. Cool atmosphere - try and catch a game if you can!

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Pleasant Hill
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2012 UPDATE

McMahon Stadium is owned by the University of Calgary and is where I've attended various Canadian Football League (CFL) games and cheered on the Stampeders. My most recent game featured a 44-3 blowout victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. It was a fun crowd, but no where near the stated capacity of 35,650.

The CFL Grey Cup game was held at McMahon Stadium in 1975, 1993, 2000, and 2009. In addition, McMahon Stadium served as the open-air venue (as an ice rink) for the 2011 National Hockey League Heritage Classic match between the Calgary Flames and the Montreal Canadiens. The Stadium was also the location used for the 1988 Winter Olympics for the opening and closing ceremonies. The Stadium is named after Calgary residents Frank McMahon and his brother, George, who gave $$$ to both the University and towards the construction of this stadium.

My friend Jim has season tickets and their 2nd Row/20 Yard Line seats have been wonderful place to watch the Football, Outriders, and Fellow Fan action. I even snagged one of those small footballs that they throw into the stands the last time I was here. And he has a parking pass to the parking lot just outside the Stadium. That's just the ticket for some serious tailgating.
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When I'm in Calgary at the right time, my friends Jim and Kathy have season tickets to the Stamps, and they take me to McMahon Stadium for a game. I like the stadium, fan energy, playing 50-50, watching the Tim Horton's doughnut chase in the end zone, and relearning the CFL rules.. It's a great time out, providing that I properly layer up.

As another Yelper infers, game day has a comfortable combination of a Family Zone feel and a College football event. I also like the accessibility and welcoming friendliness (in the seats or outside the Stadium). I specifically remember a CFL Legends event in one of the parking lots, where I easily scored a few autographs and friendly conversation with a few of this League's greats.

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Home of The Calgary Stampeders Football Team

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