Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta is currently undergoing a temporary renovation, as a massive jump has been built for a Big Air World Cup event. The FIS Big Air World Cup Event is happening at the 56,302-seat stadium on December 9th and 10th, so crews have spent the past three weeks getting the 147-foot tall and 483-foot long jump set up.
The stadium typically hosts the Edmonton Elks of the Canadian Football League, so the stadium will definitely have a different feel. The event will be the first-ever big air jump in a Canadian stadium. Some of the snowboarders will include Mark McMorris, Max Parrot, and Laurie Blouin. Other activities will include “epic live music, lifestyle activations, action sports demos, all-nighters, [and] hangovers.” You can purchase tickets for the event here.
Well how cool is this? Edmonton does it again. The best snowboarders in the world will be jumping at commonwealth stadium on Dec 9/10. The #Fis #bigairworldcup promises to be a good one. @CityNewsYEG #yeg #yegevents #shredthenorth #styleexperience pic.twitter.com/eqtTAoMPcn
— Rod (@rodmaldaner) November 29, 2022
It reminds me a lot of the Big Air Jump they set up at Fenway Park a couple of years back, so this event will be a ton of fun. A video from City News that describes the construction is below.