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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.