BMO Field, home to the Toronto FC, hosted the celebration of two goals on the TFC’s home opener May 7. One was the point scored by Tsubasa Endoh that netted the Major League Soccer (MLS) team a 1-0 win over FC Dallas. The other was the completion of the sports venue’s two-year, $150-million transformation in time for the season’s kickoff.

... Dan Vaillant, senior vice president of owner’s representative ICON Venue Group, led the project management team. He said that renovations come with inherent budget, design and schedule challenges, and the BMO Field project was no exception with its aggressive budget and short window of time.

... “I’ve been involved with stadium projects for the last 15 years and this has proved to be one of the most challenging I’ve worked on,” Vaillant said. “It was very satisfying to see BMO Field transformed into a world-class venue and open with a win and 30,000 people in attendance.”

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