Calgary Stampeders unveil new premium viewing area at McMahon Stadium

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The Calgary Stampeders have unveiled a new premium viewing area at McMahon Stadium called the Coors Light Corral.

The section is located in the northwest corner of the venue and features two levels: the corral and the loft.

The corral includes the three lower tiers of the new area and has a capacity of 250 people — standing room only. Tickets are $25 per person, plus taxes and fees.

The loft is located on the uppermost level and has a capacity of 70 with limited seating available. Tickets are $95 per person, plus taxes and fees, though food is included.

Small cans of beer will be sold in the section for $5 from the time doors open until kickoff.

“I am thrilled to announce the launch of our innovative seating platform,” said team president Jay McNeil in a statement. “This groundbreaking initiative reflects our commitment to engaging our loyal fan base in new and exciting ways.

“In creating the Coors Light Corral, we’re hoping to enhance the game-day experience for our traditional fan base and hoping to connect with new fans that are looking for a different experience. We look forward to seeing our fans connect, interact, and share their passion for Stampeders football like never before.”

The new area was tested during Calgary’s 30-6 preseason victory over the B.C. Lions and will be officially opened on Friday, June 7 when the team opens the regular season against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at 9:00 p.m. EDT.

McNeil bemoaned the lack of a viewing area at McMahon Stadium in an exclusive interview with 3DownNation this off-season and committed to adding one, hoping to attract more young fans. He also cited the concourses and bathrooms as major shortcomings at the venue, which opened in 1960.

The 53-year-old, who played for the Stampeders from 1994 to 2007, ultimately believes a new stadium is necessary for the long-term viability of the team.

The Calgary Stampeders (0-0) will host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (0-0) on Friday, June 7 in what will be Bo Levi Mitchell’s official return to Cowtown.