Monday, 17 June 2013

INFORMATION FROM INVESTORS GROUP FIELD: YOUR GUIDE TO INVESTORS GROUP FIELD

(page 6)
BRAG POINTS:
• 33,500 seats expandable to 40,000
for major events
• About 50% more leg room
and a cupholder, too
• Two NFL-sized giant video boards
• 29' sunken bowl effect with great sightlines
• Largest clear span canopy in Canada
• Canopy designed to keep
13th player noise on field
• Overhead coverage for 80% of fans
• 50% more washrooms to improve wait times
• 50% more concessions with
wide range of choices
• Over 250 TV monitors
• Expanded Bud Zone and Rum Hut
• Enhanced game-day experience
with entertainment planned
both inside and outside
• Accessible washrooms
• Six elevators
• Huge, year-round Bomber Store
• Wi-Fi access in private suites and Pinnacle Club
• Boosted cellphone coverage throughout
• Closed captioning

FUN FACTS:

• 9,000 tons of steel
• 28,000 cubic metres of concrete
• 88,000 bolts, some as heavy as 90 pounds each
• Arch trusses support four acres of roof
• Trusses largest and highest in Canada spanning
190 metres about 200 feet up
• Many sections of the arch truss weigh over
200 tons and required two 300-ton cranes
pushed to 98% of their capacity to lift into place

DID YOU KNOW:

• The field uses about 27,000 recycled tires which
make up the performance infill layer for the
FieldTurf Revolution playing surface
• The east side plaza features Grey Cup
commemorative markers
• Half the stadium is a basement containing
football operations, locker rooms for Blue Bombers,
Bisons, visiting teams, and amateur athletes
plus a commissary kitchen

(page 36):
LEADING WAY WITH THE CLOSED CAPTIONING

For hearing-impaired Blue Bomber fans, technology will help ensure they don’t miss a thing at Investors Group Field this season.

Gunars Butkans, vice-president of the Manitoba Deaf Association, said fans who are deaf or hard of
hearing often don’t know what’s been announced during games. “With the introduction of closed
captioning, they can share the excitement,” he said. “We’re very appreciative of this additional service
since it provides an equal opportunity for all.”

Investors Group Field will stand out as one of the leaders across the country by offering closed captioning on its two massive video boards, something that older stadiums have a hard time doing due to older technology.
“We are thrilled to offer closed captioning and are very pleased that Polo Park Hearing has come on board to sponsor this service for our hearing-impaired fans,” said Fin Paterson, vice-president and director of
sales for the Winnipeg Football Club.

As owner of Polo Park Hearing Centre, Leslie Holden feels it’s important to give back to the community.

“What a perfect opportunity to be able to help people by having closed captioning,” she said. “The fact that it’s one of the first in Canada makes it really, really exciting.”