August 25, 2006 09:17 ET

The Alouettes Leading the Charge to Implementing PHASE II Solutions

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 25, 2006) - The Montreal Alouettes have responded favourably to implementing solutions in response to the report issued by the Officer de consultation publique de Montreal (OCPM). For example, issues of noise, lighting and public nuisance relating to the residents of Milton Park have and will continue to be addressed proactively by the football club. This represents a continuation of the Alouettes long standing tradition of working closely with the community.

The club's President Mr. Larry Smith announced that the organization will also formally participate in creating a task force committee involving citizens in the local Milton Park area. "This recommendation is in keeping with the efforts that the Alouettes have made in the past to initiate and maintain a dialogue with the community and the OCPM acknowledges these efforts in its report."

Mr. Smith reiterated the fact that the Alouettes' project to expand the stadium to 25,000 seats has been on the table since 1999, that it is not a new project and that several major modifications to the PHASE II project have already been made even before the recent public consultations took place.

Sensitive to the issue of protecting the environment, the Alouettes are also currently studying additional options with respect to year-round measures to maintain the greenery in an effort to completely mask the visual impact of the new video board. The Alouettes will also continue to work closely with the City of Montreal and McGill University as they seek to implement solutions to issues raised by the report from the OCPM.

The modifications that have been implemented to the project by the Alouettes pursuant to the consultative process are a normal part of the progress of an expansion project for the Percival Molson Stadium.

In closing, Mr. Smith underscored the fact that the expansion project and the installation of a new video board are essential to the development of the club, and to the longevity of professional football in Montreal. "The Alouettes and Percival-Molson Stadium are closely tied to the history of Montreal and Mont-Royal, and it is our desire to perpetuate the football tradition in Montreal, as well as our privileged relationship with Montrealers."

Mr. Smith will be available for interviews at 1 p.m. today at the Alouettes' downtown office located at 1260 University, 1 st floor.

Contact Information

  • The Montreal Alouettes
    Louis-Philippe Dorais
    Director of Media Relations
    (514) 253-0008
    The Montreal Alouettes
    Francis Dupont
    Assistant to the Director of Media Relations
    (514) 886-9544