Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium sees ‘unparalled’ week of occasions – Edmonton

Commonwealth Stadium has been the epicentre of exercise in Edmonton currently — from a historic go to from the Pope to Monster Jam and soccer video games.

Monster Jam made its debut within the metropolis Saturday, and by Sunday afternoon it was Elks territory once more.

“That is most likely an unparalleled week at Commonwealth Stadium,” mentioned Jason Fesyk, stadium main occasions supervisor for the Metropolis of Edmonton.

The venue has been busy.

Within the span of per week, the stadium hosted soccer, a Papal mass after which a monster truck present.

“We’ve had a whole lot of occasions which have come by means of Commonwealth Stadium, however none which have actually backed up onto each other the way in which these have,” Fesyk defined.

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“The period of time, effort and work that went into that was completely superb.”

It’s not a straightforward process organising and tearing down a number of large occasions — rapidly — and with a neighborhood labour crew of about 45 individuals who work alongside different groups within the course of.

“When you could have an excellent plan in place and nice management that provides you actually good course, you’ll be able to have a extremely well-oiled machine with only a small quantity of individuals,” labourer Carol Menaar mentioned.

With the opposite occasion crews, about 100 persons are working collectively concurrently.

“To go in, to exit and put together their reveals and principally get the whole lot shifting in order that we will welcome individuals in for these occasions,” Fesyk mentioned.

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Labourer Aaron Baynes mentioned he works with an excellent crew.

“Most of us have achieved a bunch of reveals collectively now, so after we do reveals collectively we type of get used to how one can work together and how one can work collectively very well. It’s a pleasant crew,” Baynes mentioned.

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