Dave Zanko, New Milford, NJ -- Sep 25, 2007 01:09 AM
1 visit(s). My rating: 3
I went to this stadium once many years ago (c.1988) with my father and brother while visiting Montreal. We actually caught a pre-season NFL game between the Jets and Browns. Though it's been almost 20 years, and the stadium was modified in the years since, I can definitely say this: It makes a good football stadium. And therefore a lousy baseball park, just like almost every other case where a football-designed stadium is used for baseball.
jason target, Toronto, CN -- Jun 18, 2012 17:14 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
I was actually born in Montreal and the Expos were my first pro-sports team I saw live at Parc Jarry. I moved to Toronto just when the Blue Jays started and saw them at Exhibition Stadium. Years later I learned that the Expos were moving so I had to see them one more time (though my allegiance was to the Blue Jays, I have always had a soft-spot for the Expos). I was SO IMPRESSED at see the Big Owe from the out-side. It looked like a spaceship had landed. The ticket and staff of the stadium were SO nice. The food was great too, only the actual stadium was a huge disappointment. It was like an indoor parking garage in atmosphere, only 8000 fans did not help. The roof had a sort of weird orangey colour. This was not a great ball park or Football stadium, it was built for track and field events. Still, I am glad that I went to one of their last home games ever and if Montreal ever gets another team I will be sure to attend.
U Whittock, Springfield, VA -- Jun 16, 2013 22:26 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 1
I saw a game here once in 1987, and this place was almost as bad as Veterans’ Stadium in Philadelphia. Almost as bad, but not quite.
Pierre Levasseur, Ottawa, CN -- Feb 02, 2023 16:52 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
Been to the Big Owe many times to see games, I estimate nearly 100 games. Dad and I would make the 2-hour drive a few times a year, usually for doubleheaders to make it worthwhile (back when there were scheduled DHs). A few memorable games too. Also went once when Blue Jays had pre-season games there. Not the best for baseball but it was the home of our Expos. I'm old enough to have gone to a few games at Jarry Park, including the last one, a doubleheader against the Phillies in 1976. Expos lost both, Phillies clinched the division. My last Expos game there was the last Sunday home game vs Phillies, Livan Hernandez and Cory Lidle were the starters. I almost went to the last home game later that week but something prevented me, work, I wouldn't have made it in time for the start.
Alex D, Alexandria, VA -- Sep 25, 2023 20:28 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 4
I saw Giants @ Expos on August 21, 2001. I was 11. Like every game I saw back then, my father dragged us all there and we started asking him if we could leave around inning 4. We sat along the third base line, can't remember if we were in fair or foul territory. The stadium was pretty empty. My first (and to date only) indoor baseball game. Our section had an attendant who gave us menus when we sat down - bilingual of course. Russ Ortiz no-hit the Expos through 6 2/3 - one reason my dad wouldn't let us leave when we wanted to. Grown adult men were hurling themselves at every Bonds foul ball, certain they'd be worth millions or something. He did hit some deep fouls, but no homers on that day. 0-2 with 3 walks. If I got food it was probably like a hot dog and not memorable. It was fun looking back on it. Indoor baseball is an abomination though