It’s game on for Montréal’s university sports

published on December 3, 2019
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In 2019, Montréal took top place as both Canada’s Top Sports City (as ranked by the CSTA) and Quacquarelli SymondsBest Student City in the Americas. Montréal has four world-class universities that have each made distinctive commitments to academic and athletic excellence. McGill UniversityUniversité du Quebec à Montréal (UQAM), Université de Montréal (UdeM), and Concordia University collectively have 201,000 students enrolled. And befitting a city where both education and sports are key, Montréal’s university sports organizations are poised to play host to – not to mention go for the gold in – some of this year’s major competitions.

Championships in a champion city

With a stellar sporting history and Olympic past marking Montréal as a champion city, each year brings a packed sports events schedule that ranges from stadium-fillers to more unique and urban competitions. Here’s a look at two major varsity events held in Montréal and one coming soon that are keeping university sporting excitement at a fever pitch.

  • The Concordia Stingers hosted the Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship: Celebrating two back-to-back undefeated seasons, Concordia University’s Stingers hosted the Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championships on November 20 to 24, 2019 at Concordia Stadium.
  • The Université of Montréal’s Carabins men’s soccer team hosted the University Men’s Soccer Championship: Leading up to their 20th anniversary as a team, the Carabins hosted the national championships at  UdeM’s Cepsum sports complex on November 7 to 10, 2019 to packed stands of soccer fans.
  • The Carabins women’s hockey team to host the Canadian Championship in 2021: For the first time in their history, the Carabins women’s hockey team at UdeM will host the country’s top eight teams for the Canadian Championships on March 18 to 21, 2021 at Cepsum. Goooooal!

Go for the gold in Montréal

Looking for the perfect venue for your next sporting event? Look no further! With world-class venues, a city full of sports fans and organizations like the RSEQ (the Réseau du sport étudiant de Québec), the ESIM (Excellence sportive de l’île de Montréal) and Olympic Park complex, Montréal’s got you covered.

For further inquiries, contact Andréanne Paquet (Manager, Sports Market): apaquet@mtl.org. See you on the champion’s podium!

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