About IGA Stadium ,Montreal ,QC


IGA Stadium (French: Stade IGA) is the main tennis court at the Canadian Open tournament in Montreal, Quebec. Built in 1996, the centre court stadium currently holds 8,000 spectators. It was formerly known as Stade Du Maurier, after the cigarettes brand. From 2004 to 2018, it was named after Uniprix, a major pharmacy chain in Quebec. On Monday, April 16, 2018, Tennis Canada announced that it would change the name to Stade IGA. The twelve courts at this venue use the DecoTurf cushioned acrylic surface, the same surface as the U.S. Open Grand Slam event. The Canadian Open is part of the US Open Series of events leading into the Grand Slam event. Uniquely, the Canadian Open is held in two cities, Montreal and Toronto, with the men and women alternating venues each year. IGA Stadium hosts the WTA in even-numbered years and hosts the ATP in odd-numbered years. Its core seating area is a remnant of the former Major League Baseball stadium on the site, Jarry Park Stadium, the original home of the Montreal Expos.

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