Home to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League, the Winnipeg Rifles (CJFL) and the University of Manitoba Bisons football team, the stadium provides fans with a range of amenities including iconic canopy roofs to provide protection from the elements, 52 luxury suites, a walk of fame, and several restaurants.
Walter P Moore was hired by the structural steel fabricator to respond to bridging documents and develop concepts for the 188m (617ft) span roof. Walter P Moore developed four roof concepts, ranging from a tied network arch supporting a fabric roof to a system of cantilever trusses. The selected scheme features a pair of 188m (617ft) deep exposed trichord trusses spanning the length of the field above the sideline seating. These trusses support a sinusoidal canopy roof which spans from the trusses to support columns at the back of the bowl.
At the request of the steel fabricator, Walter P Moore also redesigned the bowl structure to provide a more economical and constructible system. The original design by the Engineer of Record utilized precast hollow core planks spanning across non-composite steel beams. Our redesign replaced the precast planks with a composite slab on metal deck and composite steel beam construction. Additional value engineering simplified the raker beam connections, scoreboard framing, and precast stadia support, leading to a structural steel savings of approximately 700 Tonnes (770 tons), or 25%.
The venue hosted the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015.