TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 23, 2016) - As the Toronto Argonauts prepare for tonight's historic home opener at BMO Field, and the club's return to the Exhibition Place grounds after 28 years, BMO Financial Group welcomes the Canadian Football League team to their new home by announcing a 10-year partnership that will see BMO become the official bank of the Argos.
The Argos join Major League Soccer franchise Toronto FC, who has called BMO Field home since 2007, as the two tenants of the stadium.
Following a two-year, $150 million renovation project that was completed last month, BMO Field was retrofitted as a multi-purpose stadium. In February, as construction on the renovation project progressed, BMO announced a ten-year renewal of the bank's naming rights sponsorship of the stadium.
"BMO has been a proud supporter and partner of BMO Field and Toronto FC since day one, as well as a strong advocate of the vision to expand the stadium to provide a world-class experience for two of Toronto's sports franchises and their fans," said Connie Stefankiewicz, Chief Marketing Officer, BMO Financial Group. "We are pleased to welcome the Argos and their fans to the newly renovated BMO Field and look forward to the team's success for years to come."
Originally opened in April, 2007, Toronto FC is celebrating its 10th season of play at BMO Field. The 2008 MLS All Star Game was played at BMO Field and in 2010 and the stadium became the first venue outside of the United States to host the MLS Cup.
BMO Field will also play host to the 2016 Grey Cup in November and the NHL Centennial Classic on January 1, 2017.
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About BMO Financial Group
Established in 1817, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. With total assets of $681 billion as of April 30, 2016, and over 45,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.