Size: 12 x 8.5 inches
Artist: COJO (Official Olympic Organizing Committee)
About the Poster: This poster, illustrating Montreal's Olympics Stadium, was commissioned by the COJO (Olympic games organizing committee) and is part of a great series of posters produced for the event in 1976. The 1976 summer games were the first Olympic games held in Canada. For this occasion, the city invested significant amounts in modernizing its infrastructure as well as in the construction of the stadium itself. The stadium has become somewhat of an icon of Montreal, despite ongoing problems with the structure.
"The Olympic Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district of Montreal, Quebec, Canada built as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics. The stadium is nicknamed "The Big O," a reference to both its name and the doughnut-shape of the permanent component of the stadium's roof; "The Big Owe" has been used to reference the astronomical cost of the stadium and the 1976 Olympics as a whole.
The stadium is the largest by seating capacity in Canada. After the Olympics, it became the home of Montreal's professional baseball and Canadian football teams. Since 2004, when the Montreal Expos relocated to Washington, D.C., the stadium has no main tenant, and with a history of financial and structural problems, is mostly seen as a white elephant. It currently serves as a 56,040-seat multipurpose facility for special events (e.g., concerts, trade shows), and continues to serve as a 66,308-seat venue for playoff and Grey Cup games hosted by the Montreal Alouettes." (Source: Wikipedia)
This poster is in excellent condition and ready to frame.