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Montreal's Saputo Stadium Is Closing Its Ultras Section Due To Alleged Violent Incidents

Some groups are also banned from activities at the stadium.

Montreal's Saputo Stadium Is Closing Its Ultras Section Due To Alleged Violent Incidents

Saputo Stadium, the home of CF Montréal, will close its Ultras section 132 "indefinitely" due to several alleged violent incidents.

According to a press release, "repeated incidents of violence, physical and verbal aggression, intimidation and vandalism, as well as numerous reports of unauthorized pyrotechnics, smoke bombs and incendiary devices, continue to grow in section 132."

This section has housed the Ultras groups ASUPMTL and Ultras Montréal 2002 along with several other groups.

As of September 11, "these groups are banned from any activities at Stade Saputo and in relation to any and all official team events and initiatives."

According to CF Montréal, "supporters from section 132" were involved in altercations with visiting Toronto FC fans, who were "physically assaulted" during the last home game on August 27.

The MLS and Toronto FC will no longer provide the "required allocation of away tickets" to any visiting CF Montréal fan for a game in Toronto on October 23.

"The MLS Code of Conduct, as well as Stade Saputo regulations, apply to all fans without exception, to ensure that the experience and environment at each event is safe for fans as well as for the players and staff on the field."

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