February 24, 2016

Raising the Roof at BMO!

We’re one big step closer to the kickoff of the Argos inaugural season at BMO Field!

One Sunday, the south end canopy was raised and put into place as renovations continue to take place ahead of the Argos and TFC 2016 seasons.

Assembled on site as one massive structure weighing over 490 metric tonnes (980,000 pounds), the south canopy was lifted in tandem by two lattice boom crawler cranes. With a combined lifting capacity of 1,000 metric tonnes, the two massive cranes simultaneously lifted and then crawled the 377 by 68 foot canopy from the foot of the south concourse.

It was then incorporated into the roof structure that will cover the east, west and south stands. Transported from Holland, the CC2400 crane was so large that it necessitated over 100 tractor trailers to transport it to site.

(H/T Torontofc.com for the video)




Raise the roof! We’re gettin’ closer! #Argos #CFL #IsItJuneYet Repost @torontofc

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  Soo…hands up if you have some serious goosebumps right now!        

All we can say is, #IsItJuneYet?


WATCH: How long does it take to raise a 400-metric-tonne roof?



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