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Varsity Stadium: 1976 Summer Olympics Football Venue - Toronto, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
N 43° 40.040 W 079° 23.840
17T E 629208 N 4836173
Quick Description: Varsity Stadium hosted three first round games, a quarter-final and semi-final as part of the football tournament at the 1976 Summer Olympiad which took place in Montreal.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/29/2014 6:45:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMM696
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DopeyDuck
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Long Description:
Varsity Stadium hosted three first round games, a quarter-final and semi-final as part of the football tournament at the 1976 Summer Olympiad which took place in Montreal.

Results of the games:

First Round
East Germany 0 - 0 Brazil ... attendance 21,643
Israel 0 - 0 Guatemala ... attendance 9,500
North Korea 3 - 1 Canada ... attendance 12,638 (the first game featuring Brazil brought out more fans than the home team!)

Quarter-Final
Brazil 4 - 1 Israel ... attendance 18,601

Semi-Final
Poland 2 - 0 Brazil ... attendance 21,743

In Montreal, East Germany would beat Poland 3-1 in the gold medal match. Soviet Union defeated Brazil for the bronze medal.



Varsity Stadium has been home to the University of Toronto Varsity Blues football (gridiron!) team since 1898. Varsity Stadium has hosted The Grey Cup (national professional championship) 30 times and the Vanier Cup (national university football championship) 21 times. It has also hosted many FIFA World Cup qualifying matches but not since the early 2000s when the site came into a state of serious disrepair.
Part of the stadium was demolished in 2002 and the site was largely refurbished including new grandstands, a new all weather track (in Varsity Blues blue) and an artificial turf field that is covered by a dome during winter. With the renovations seating capacity dropped from over 21,000 to about 5,000.
Olympic Games: Montreal Summer 1976

Sport held at venue: Football (Soccer)

Start and/or Finish: Not Aplicable

Web Address with Additional Details: [Web Link]

Reference Supporting Olympic Use: Website

Current Use: university sporting complex

Olympic Games No 2: Not listed

Olympic Games No 3: Not listed

Sport held at venue No 2: Not listed

Additional sport(s) held at venue: Not listed

Details of Reference Supporting Olympic Use: Not listed

Parking Area: Not Listed

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