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.
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 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.
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
127 Montreal TailgateThose 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.
CF Montréal Stadium Guide
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.
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.
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.
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.