CF Montreal announced Monday that the team will make Inter Miami CF Stadium and Training Center its home for the start of the 2021 MLS season.
The Eastern Conference team will travel to the United States on April 6 ahead of the league-wide season kickoff on April 17.
“I want to thank Inter Miami CF for welcoming us. Just like in New Jersey last year with the Red Bulls, we will have access to top infrastructures and favorable weather, which made us choose Florida,” said CF Montréal Sporting Director Olivier Renard. “Once again, it will be a very special situation and we want our players to be in the best possible conditions before coming back to play in Montreal. We will do everything in our power to allow the players and the staff to be joined by their families so they can feel good while they are away from home.”
CF Montréal will play and train at Inter Miami’s 32-acre facilities, inclusive of an 18,000-capacity stadium and a 50,000-square-foot training center with six grass fields and one turf field.
“Montreal and all of our Canadian teams are in a very difficult situation, and we are looking forward to doing everything possible to make this transition as seamless as possible,” added Inter Miami CF Chief Soccer Officer and Sporting Director Chris Henderson. “We are blessed with great facilities and staff members who are ready to support.”
Both Montreal and Inter Miami will follow strict health and security protocols, including COVID-19 screening and testing on a regular basis. Both teams will have their own training fields, locker rooms, parking areas and entrance points into the facilities during this transitional period.
Montreal will continue to monitor public health and government directives as they look at opportunities to return to play in their own home market on an ongoing basis.
MLS will announce the full 2021 regular season schedule at a later date.