The Quebec government says Montreal’s Olympic Stadium will have a new $250-million roof by 2023.
The Parc Olympique, which oversees the Big O, says parts of the new roof planned for the cavernous facility could be retractable.
It favours the option of a fixed roof made out of some form of textile, but the organization said the Olympic Installations Board will also look at the possibility of making various sections retractable for different events.
Tourism Minister Julie Boulet said the government is open to having a roof that could be demountable for certain events.
Quebec will begin asking for proposals in 2018.
Montrealers have been dealing with the stadium’s problematic roof for years.
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Radio-Canada reported in May the roof tore 677 times over the last year and 7,453 times over the past ten years.
Montreal’s Olympic Stadium was designed by architect Roger Taillibert and it was built for the 1976 summer games.
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