- Address: 11000 Stadium Road, Edmonton
- Country: Canada
- Capacity: 55,000
- Opened: 1978
- Main use: Canadian football
- Tenants: Edmonton Elks (Canadian football)
Extra stadium info – Commonwealth Stadium
The stadium opened with a capacity of 42,000. It is the home of the Edmonton Elks of the Canadian Football League. The club was founded in 1949 as the Edmonton Eskimos. It is one of the major Canadian football clubs. The Edmonton Elks were crowned Grey Cup champions various times. The Commonwealth Stadium was the home of the Edmonton Drillers, a former North American Soccer League club, between 1979 and 1981. On 8 April 1979, the Drillers played their first-ever NASL home game against the Detroit Express from Michigan. The home side won the game, which took place at the Commonwealth Stadium in front of 13,000 fans, 1-0.
The FIFA U-20 World Cup and FC Edmonton
The Commonwealth Stadium hosted its first-ever FIFA U-20 World Cup match in 2007. The game between Austria and Congo ended in a 1-1 draw. 19,000 people showed up for the football game. In 2011, the Commonwealth Stadium hosted the first-ever Canadian Championship match of FC Edmonton. They lost the game against the Major League Soccer side Toronto Football Club, the second football club from Canada in a North American championship final.
The national football team of Canada
The national football team of Canada, one of the first national football teams with a transfer value of at least $100 million, played various FIFA World Cup qualifiers at the Commonwealth Stadium. They played their first-ever FIFA World Cup games in 1986. Canada lost their first-ever FIFA World Cup game against the French Republic, commonly known as France. They also faced Hungary and the USSR in the 1986 FIFA World Cup. In 2022, the national football team of Canada qualified for the FIFA World Cup for the second time in their history after beating Jamaica 4-0.