Things are gearing up at BMO Field ahead of the 2016 MLS season as the South End Canopy was raised into place on Sunday morning.
Assembled on site as one massive structure weighing over 490 metric tonnes (980,000 pounds), the south canopy was lifted in tandem by two Mammoet lattice boom crawler cranes.
The 377 by 68 foot canopy is now incorporated into the roof structure that will cover the east, west and south stands.
HERE WE GO! pic.twitter.com/r5osRaoABT— Toronto FC (@torontofc) February 21, 2016
Just a little more... pic.twitter.com/EqI8RVWhgP— Toronto FC (@torontofc) February 21, 2016
The raising of the roof pic.twitter.com/2k5SyspLHp— Toronto FC (@torontofc) February 21, 2016
This city, eh? pic.twitter.com/oksL4qm1FQ— Toronto FC (@torontofc) February 21, 2016
The Reds will host FC Dallas on May 7 in the home opener of the club's 10th season.
Join MLS MVP Sebastian Giovinco and the rest of Toronto FC at BMO Field this season. 2016 Toronto FC Season Seats are on sale from $608 and up. In addition to Toronto FC Season Tickets, the Reds are currently on sale with TFC II Season Seats at $75.00 for TFC Season Seat Holders & $120.00 for non-TFC season seat holders. For More information head to TorontoFC.ca/tickets