I remember as a kid going to a Mammoth Cave, which is the largest cave in the world.
There was always an odd feeling of being in the cave with a tour group of about 50 people and just feeling how huge and empty the cave was, and how few people were there in comparison to the enormity of the structure.
That same feeling was true for fans attending an Expos home game during the 1990s.
It's not really Olympic Stadium's fault the stadium sucked but rather an example of what happens when best laid intentions go wrong.
When Montreal was awarded a major league team, they had no stadium, so the city found a sprawling public park, put up a fence, a scoreboard, some lights, and a grandstand and called it Jarry Park.
The promise was that with the Olympic Games coming in 1976 that the city be so flush with cash it could take the Olympic Stadium, make a number of baseball friendly renovations, and give the Expos the best stadium in baseball.
That never happened.
To begin with, the stadium was never fully completed, even for the Olympics because of a workers strike, the major project left unfinished was the retractable roof which was needed considering that Montreal is even colder than Toronto in April and early May.
It took 11 years to even attempt to repair the roof because the city nearly went bankrupt from hosting the Olympics, which meant the Expos frequently played in the snow and cold for another decade.
When it became clear that the retractable dome was a lost cause, the city decided to give the Expos a nice BRIGHT ORANGE roof, which was a major eye sore, before finally settling on the current blue roof after the orange roof collapsed under a snow storm.
Add to the roof saga the fact that Olympic Stadium was just a damn ugly venue with too many seats, seats too far away from the action, not to mention the park was dark, dingy, and dirty.
Fans never liked watching baseball at Olympic Stadium because the teams were often substandard and the park was the least fan friendly in Major League Baseball.
From the irony of ironies file, the city of Montreal finally completed paying the $1.2 billion price tag for Olympic Stadium in 2006, two years after the Expos moved to Washington DC.
Moment of Glory: The 1976 Summer Olympic Games.