For considerable span, the Commonwealth Stadium had been the only venue in CFL with natural grass. In 2010, FieldTurf Duraspine Pro was installed on the ground.
The Edmonton Eskimos announced a five-year field naming rights partnership with The Brick Ltd. on 15th June 2016 after which, the field has been renamed as "The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium".
The Commonwealth Stadium is an all-seater multi-purpose stadium, located in Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. It is an open-air stadium which is also popularly known as "The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium". The stadium was opened to spectators in the year 1978 after many years of construction in which an estimated amount of $20.9 million was spent. The chief architecture firm that designed the magnificent stadium was Bell, McCulloch, Spotowski and Associates. The stadium underwent expansions twice in its span of existence: in 1982 ($25.4 million) and in 2013 ($12.4 million), and twice renovated: in 2001 (at the cost of $24 million) and in 2008 (at the cost of $112 million). The City of Edmonton owns the stadium. It has been the home for the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL since 1978 and FC Edmonton since 2011. It has also served as the stamping ground for Edmonton Drillers of the NASL from 1979 to 1981.
The stadium played host to the 1978 Commonwealth Games which were held here from 3rd to 12th August 1978.
The Commonwealth Stadium hosted the 1983 Summer Universiade.
The CFL’s Championship Games or the Grey Cup has been hosted by this stadium four times (in 1984, 1997, 2002 and 2010).
The 1995 Canada Cup match between Canada and Northern Ireland was held in this stadium on 22nd May 1995. Canada defeated Ireland by 2-0.
The stadium hosted five qualification matches of the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Out of all five, four matches were won by Canada.
The stadium has also witnessed the 2001 World Championships in Athletics which was held from 3rd to 12th August.