Wednesday, February 25, 2009

55,571 Fans To Watch Soccer In Montreal Tonight

Big Montreal Crowd Takes In Winter Soccer -- AP

Five years after the Montreal Expos left town, Olympic Stadium filled up Wednesday night, a big change for the mostly idle and mostly problematic home of the 1976 Summer Olympics.

A near-capacity crowd of 55,571 took in a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal game, a 2-0 win for the Montreal Impact of the United Soccer League over Mexican club Santos Laguna.

"Montreal is a very, very good city for events," Impact vice president Richard Legendre said. "It shows that Montreal is open to different products as long as the product is good. When the right product is offered it is a population that supports many different things."

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More News On Tonights Soccer Game

Impact fans go home happy -- The Montreal Gazette
Huge Montreal soccer crowd revels in Impact's victory over Santos -- Canadian Press
Impact shut out Santos in CONCACAF Champions League -- The CBC

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