CEPSUM Stadium
LocationBoulevard Édouard-Montpetit
Montréal, Quebec
Coordinates45°30′32″N 73°36′41″W / 45.50889°N 73.61139°W / 45.50889; -73.61139Coordinates: 45°30′32″N 73°36′41″W / 45.50889°N 73.61139°W / 45.50889; -73.61139
OwnerUniversité de Montréal
OperatorUniversité de Montréal
Capacity5,100
Tenants
Université de Montréal Carabins

The CEPSUM (French: Centre d'éducation physique et des sports de l'Université de Montréal, also le Stade du CEPSUM) is a multi-purpose complex sport centre located on the campus of the Université de Montréal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The CEPSUM hosts the Montreal Carabins teams.

History

In 1963-1964, the Université de Montréal purchased the building belonging to the Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association, situated on the corner of Park Avenue and Mount Royal Avenue. The Centre at that time had a swimming pool, a gymnasium, a palestre, and an auditorium. The Montreal Carabins of this period used the outside installations of the Jeanne-Mance Park. The Physical educational Department and the Carabins occupied these places until 1976, year of the official inauguration of the CEPSUM which was built for the Montreal Olympics.

The CEPSUM hosted the fencing and the fencing part of the modern pentathlon events during the 1976 Summer Olympics.[1] Following the Olympics, the CEPSUM became the sport centre for the Université de Montréal. In 2004, after almost 30 years of use, important renovation work took place (costing $12 million).[2] These important renovations were completed at the beginning of 2011.[3]

The CEPSUM also accommodates the Sports Medicine department[4] and the clinic of kinesiology[5] of the Université of Montréal.

Features

References

  1. ^ Summer Olympics official report 1976, Volume 2. pp. 144-9. (in French)
  2. ^ Jeanne Coriveau, Le CEPSUM sera rajeuni au coût de 12 millions, Le Devoir (in French)
  3. ^ Le CEPSUM fait peau neuve (in French)
  4. ^ Clinique de médecine du sport (in French)
  5. ^ Clinique de kinésiologie (in French)
  6. ^ Football universitaire (in French) Archived February 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
Preceded byVelódromo de Anoeta San Sebastián UCI Track Cycling World Championships Venue 1974 Succeeded byStade Vélodrome de RocourtRocourt