CF Montréal Overview

Fast facts

League: MLS

Head Coach: Hernán Losada

Team Mascot: Tac-Tik the dog

Year Opened: 2008

Capacity: 19619

City / State: Montreal / Quebec

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

401 Derby

Rival Team: Toronto FC

The 401 Derby between the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC is one of the most intense rivalries in Major League Soccer. The derby is named after Ontario Highway 401, which connects the two cities. The rivalry mirrors the one between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maples and like that one both the distance between the two cities and their cultural differences fuel the flames. If you can only attend one Montreal Impact match, then make it be a 401 Derby match between the Impact and Toronto FC.

Montreal Impact vs Vancouver Whitecaps

Rival Team: Vancouver Whitecaps

While nowhere near as heated as the rivalry between the Impact and Toronto FC, there are still plenty of bragging rights on the line when the Impact and Whitecaps meet. The two teams are in different conferences, which tempers things a bit, but you'll still be in for a good match when attending an Impact-Whitecaps match.

CF Montréal Tailgate Guide


The area surrounding Stade Saputo offers unique pregame entertainment that you won’t find anywhere else in Major League Soccer. Stade Saputo is located at Parc Olympique giving you the opportunity to take a tour of Stade Olympique as well as the rest of the 1976 Olympic facilities. You’ll also be able to stop by the Biodome and see lots of wildlife, so make a full day of it and see Stade Olympique and the Biodome before attending a Montreal Impact game.

If you’re looking for some tailgating action, then make sure to check out the 127 Montreal tailgate. The supporter group tailgates outside Stade Saputo for every Impact home game and is a bit more relaxed than some of the other supporter groups.

Whether you want to see some local sights or tailgate with Impact fans, you’ll find plenty to do at Parc Olympique before the game.


Stade Olympique Tour

Stade Saputo is located at Parc Olympique, so arrive early and take a tour of Stade Olympique. Stade Olympique was the home of the 1976 Olympics and features the tallest inclined tour in the world making it a must-see.

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Another must-see attraction at Parc Olympique is the Biodome. The Biodome offers you the opportunity to see all kinds of plants and wildlife making it a can’t miss for anyone visiting Montreal.

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127 Montreal Tailgate

Those of you wanting to meet some fellow Montreal Impact fans make sure to stop by the 127 Montreal Tailgate. The supporter group is very friendly and welcoming to all so come over and join in the fun.

Where to tailgate

CF Montréal Stadium Guide

In Game

Stade Saputo is home to good sightlines, comfortable seating, and an incredible atmosphere. No matter where you’re sitting in Stade Saputo, you’ll have an excellent view of all the action on the field. You’ll also be treated to comfortable seating all around the venue as well.

Additionally, the fans inside Stade Saputo provide a great atmosphere that rivals just about any other venue in Major League Soccer. The supporter groups do an excellent job of creating a unique feel to each and every game as they display tifos, chant, and stand all throughout the match.

While the action on the field at an Impact game is among the best in North America, the atmosphere of the crowd is what truly makes a Montreal Impact game a special event.

Things to check out

The North Star

1642MTL’s five foot tall 1576 lb bell is a must-see when attending an Impact match. The bell is rung in celebration of goals and victories by local celebrities. Don’t miss the ringing of The North Star when attending a Montreal Impact match.

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Montreal Impact Team Shop

Stop by the Montreal Impact Team Shop and pick up a souvenir from your trip to Montreal. Here you’ll find just about any Impact gear you would want meaning you won’t have to worry about leaving empty handed.

Family Zone

If you’re bringing the kids to the game, make sure to stop by the Family Zone. The Family Zone is home to a variety of activities for kids and families and is located in section 118.

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Supporter Groups

The Impact has four major support groups: The Montreal Impact Supporters Association, Ultras Montreal, 127 Montreal, and 1642MTL. The supporter groups each have their own area within Stade Saputo and do an incredible job of showing their love and support for the Impact. Pay particular attention to Ultras Montreal who set up shop in sections 132 and is home to some of best tifos in Stade Saputo.

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Tac-Tik the Dog

Get a picture with the Impact mascot Tac-Tik the Dog during your visit to Stade Saputo. You can catch the Impact’s mascot all around the park, so keep an eye for him since you won’t want to miss him.

CF Montréal Bars & Restaurants

  1. Restaurant Chez La Mere

    Montreal Impact Restaurant Chez La Merex

    Venerable 24-hour family diner with booths offering breakfast, a diverse range of eats & pitchers.

    4028 Rue Masson, Montréal, QC H1X, Canada


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  2. Poutine Centrale

    Montreal Impact Poutine Centrale

    Casual, industrial-cool Québécois venue prepping poutines with various toppings, burgers & desserts.

    3971 Rue Hochelaga, Montréal, QC H1W 3V7, Canada


    Bar website

    asian - $$

  3. Madisons New York Grill & Bar

    Montreal Impact Madisons New York Grill and Bar

    Madisons is the destination of choice for those looking to enjoy fresh cuts of meat hot off the grill that are perfectly seasoned and exceptionally cooked.

    5222 Rue Sherbrooke E, Montréal, QC H1V 1A1, Canada


    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Restaurant Pizzeria Hochelaga

    Pasquales PIzza Pizza Stavros Pizza House Pizza Woodys Country House Pizza

    Thick-crust, cheesy pies along with casual Greek dishes & Canadian eats in a simple space.

    4743 Rue Hochelaga, Montréal, QC H1V 1E2, Canada


    Bar website

    pizza - $$$

  5. Bagatelle Bistro

    Montreal Impact Bagatelle Bistro

    Unpretentious BYOB with a summer patio turning out local & seasonal French-Mediterranean plates.

    4323 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H1V 1K5, Canada


    Bar website

    european - $$

  6. Gerry’s Delicatessen

    Montreal Impact Gerrys Delicatessen

    Casual outlet serving generous portions of comfort foods including smoked-meat sandwiches & fries.

    3982 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H1W, Canada


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  7. Le Trefle

    Montreal Impact Le Trefle

    Here, beer is flowing and the whiskey is taken in large sweets or slow tasting and eat until the wee hours of the morning while having fun.

    3971 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H1W 1T1, Canada


    Bar website

    european - $$

  8. Le Blind Pig

    Montreal Impact Le Blind Pig

    Succulent bar food and amazing choice of alcohol.

    3882 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H1W 1S6, Canada


    Bar website

    american - $

  9. L’Espace Public

    Montreal Impact L Espace Public

    Casual taproom with an upbeat vibe pouring craft beer from the in-house microbrewery.

    3632 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H1W, Canada


    Bar website

    european - $$

  10. Quai No. 4

    Montreal Impact Quai Number four

    Neighbourhood brasserie offering locally-sourced French classics & a variety of craft beers & wine.

    2800 Rue Masson, Montréal, QC H1Y 1W7, Canada


    Bar website

    european - $$$

  11. Chez Baptiste Sur Masson

    Montreal Impact Chez Baptiste Sur Masson

    Come taste our cocktails with new homemade syrups. Flavors of ginger, fir, pink pepper, thyme and homemade tonic.

    3014 Rue Masson, Montréal, QC H1Y, Canada


    Bar website

    european - $

  12. Jono Bar

    8 Seconds Saloon Beer

    You'll definitely love the atmosphere and the people here.

    2201 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2H, Canada


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $