In the summer of 2013 I took my daughter to our first Montreal Impact game. At the time, she was in a summer soccer camp and wanted to see how the pros played. That game, against Houston, was a shut-out with Montreal winning 5-0.
Within a couple of weeks, I had tickets for a second game and had convinced my wife, son, and two friends and their families to join us. I might mention – I’m not a soccer fan.
Then last winter, those two friends and I decided to split season’s passes for us and our kids for the 2014 Summer, giving us each 6 games to attend through the season!
Why? Let me enumerate:
- Great vibe and super fans. From the booming of the aluminum floor plates under thousands of feet to the non-stop singing, chanting, and clapping, the vibe at Saputo Stadium is completely infectious.
- Beautiful stadium. Admittedly, I haven’t visited too many stadiums, but the home of the Impact is clean, spacious, airy, well-laid-out, well-lit and who can ignore the oddly attractive tower looming over the game?
- Family Section. Buy tickets for you and the kids in the family section and you will not only be treated to a great selection of seats with an excellent view of the game, (not to mention being in a very family-friendly environment), but you might also appreciate
- free concierge service providing seat pads, towels and rain smocks
- soccer-themed games and animations
- dedicated snack and drink counter
- other amusements
- Affordable pro-sporting event. Affordable is what MotC is all about, but when it comes to attending a pro-sport event in this city (never mind going as a family!), the word “affordable” is not applicable.
A Habs match? HAH!
The Alouettes? Better, but still darn pricey.
The F1? Nope.
But an Impact game? At $33 for an adult ticket and less than $20 per kid (in the family zone), we’ll consider that affordable. With our season’s passes, we are attending games with our kids at less than $40 per game, total!
Catching some professional soccer and having a great time making lasting memories without sacrificing this month’s rent is what to expect when you go to see the Montreal Impact. Unexpected side effects? You just might become a soccer fan!