Investors Group Field
The home of the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the 60-year-old Canad Inns Stadium was showing signs of its age with each passing year. SMS Engineering was awarded the opportunity to be a part of the creation of the state-of-the-art Investors Group Field. With a 40,000-spectator capacity, the new stadium at the University of Manitoba would also be home to the University’s football team, the Bisons.
For Investors Group Field, a Raymond SC Wan Architects project, SMS Engineering integrated sophisticated lighting, public address systems and innovative cooling and heating systems into the design. With the deadline fast approaching, the design and construction teams rallied together to meet the challenge to meet the deadline of the June 2013 home opener with innovative project management tools.
The end result is a world-class sports venue that is the envy of visiting teams and the pride of local Winnipeg football and sports fans alike.