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October 7, 2013
SMS Stadium targets summer 2015 opening
Construction of SMS Stadium at Shell Place in Fort McMurray is underway with the first pieces of steel being erected despite poor weather.
“Seeing the first piece of steel erected in the Field House at Shell Place in late April was a milestone, and now we can begin to see SMS Stadium take shape as well,” said Tim Reid, chief operating officer of MacDonald Island Park and chief executive officer at the Regional Recreation Corporation.
“The erection of steel for the amenities helps the community begin to visualize Shell Place, and with that visualization comes a realization of the potential and opportunities this iconic new facility will present for our region and our downtown core.”
Construction work on SMS Stadium will continue into the fall, and construction on the canopy structure overlooking the stage at SMS Stadium and the Molson Outdoor Rink will begin shortly as construction materials for the structure started to arrive in September. SMS Stadium will be opened on June 13, 2015 for the Northern Kickoff pre-season game between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
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