The six venues
1. Swangard Stadium, Burnaby
The neat 10,000- capacity ground was built in 1969 and is currently the home of the Vancouver Whitecaps, one of the Canada’s most famous teams. The stadium was also a venue for the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship in 2992.
2. Commonwealth Stadium, Edmontim
Built for the Commonwealth Games in 1978, the stadium has a capacity of 59,500 and is home to the Edmonton Eskimos, the leading gridiron side in the Canadian Football League. In 2002 the final of the inaugural FIA U-19 World Women’s Championship between Canada and the USA (0-1) was staged here in front of a sell-out crowd.
3. Olympic stadium, Montreal
This stadium was originally built to host the Summer Olympics in 1976 and holds over 55,000 spectators. It has since been converted into a multipurpose venue and stages most of the city’s major sporting events. Over the years, several American football, baseball and soccer clubs have played their home matches here.
4. Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa
This 26,559 all-seater arena has a FIFA-approved artificial pitch. It was built in 1908 as part of the Ottawa Exposition Grounds. In 1993 the stadium was renamed in honor of Frank Clair, the famous coach and general manager of gridiron outfit the Ottawa Rough Riders during the 1960s and 1970s.
5. National Soccer Stadium, Toronto
The 20,000 all-seater National Soccer Stadium on Exhibition Place has been built especially for the FIFA U-20 World Cup and will serve as the home ground of Toronto FC and Canada’s national teams after the tournament.
6. Royal Athletic Park, Victoria
Royal Athletic Park is a multipurpose venue used primarily for soccer and American football. The land on which the stadium stands was originally privately owned before being bought by the city in 1925. It is a small ground whose capacity of less that 10,000 has been expanded to 14,500 for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.