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An international symbol of Montréal, the Olympic Stadium was designed by French architect, Roger Taillibert, and built in the mid-1970s as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics. It is known by locals as "The Big O", a nickname that references both the Olympics and the circular shape of its roof.
The stadium currently serves as a multipurpose facility for special events, including concerts and trade shows. The venue occasionally hosts matches of the Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer, and is also the site of an annual spring training series for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball.
Incorporated into the stadium is the Montreal Tower, the world's tallest inclined tower at 175 metres (574 ft). At the foot of the stadium is the Esplanade Financière Sun Life, which offers young and old a diverse program of sporting and cultural events throughout the year.