Montréal is preparing to host sporting events again!

published on May 13, 2021
Sporting event What's New in Montréal

With a history of hosting the Olympics and the most iconic hockey team of all time, Montréal is one of the world’s great sports cities. During an average year, our fair city hosts approximately 60 major sporting events! Organizers of sporting events have come to understand that Montréal offers an ideal combination of world-class facilities, dedicated local leaders, and an off-the-chart cultural charm factor.

While it’s been a tough year for many sporting events, we’re thrilled to announce that we are now ready to start planning once again. We have a few programs and incentives in place to ensure that your event is not only safe, but also incredibly meaningful.

 

We have funding!

Financial aid programs are available for sporting events held in Montréal. Most recently, a program called SITAS (Soutien aux intervenants en tourisme d’affaires et sportif) has been established to support stakeholders in Montréal’s business events and sports industry. It was created to encourage projects that bring Montréal greater visibility as an event destination on the national and international stage, focus on products and services that can enhance Montréal’s offer, and encourage new talent and innovation in the industry.

We’re always looking for locally-led, innovated sports projects that will support and enhance sports culture in Montréal. If you’ve got ideas, we want to talk! For more information on SITAS, send us a note: sitas@mtl.org.

Additionally, we have an ongoing funding program called Sports Events Montréal’s Hosting Program for National and International Sports Events. To find out more about the criteria, reach out to Andréanne Paquet: apaquet@mtl.org.

We have a patented Playbook!

A successful event occurs when it’s planned with intention and organization. Sports Events Montréal (that’s us!) are here to help that happen. Our objective is to make your Montréal sporting event both successful and memorable. Our downloadable Playbook offers a clear, step-by-step overview of the world of sporting events in Montréal, plus lots of great resources, expert advice, and helpful contacts. From planning to attendance-building tools to hosting to financial assistance, we have everything you need for a successful event. Check out the Playbook!

We have protocol!

It’s called Our 720° Safety Protocol. This sanitary protocol is an ever-evolving, comprehensive strategy to ensure health and safety for the citizens and visitors of Montréal. We are constantly considering the multiple ways that we can keep your participants feeling safe and welcome at your sporting event. From the moment they land at YUL (our international airport) to the time they jet off back home, the journey will be guaranteed fun, guaranteed stress-free, and guaranteed memorable. Everything from hotels to taxis to attendance at the venue itself has been looked after to make the experience an enjoyable one.

Go deeper into Our 720° Safety Protocol.

We have events booked!

If public health conditions continue to improve, these events will take place in Montréal.

 

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