Toronto may very well be one of the most popular cities in the world right now, and we have never been more loud, or more proud to live in The Six. So it comes as no surprise that we have seen the music, culture, art, and food, all have their time to really shine, and while some sports have had a long time to stay in the spotlight, this year it’s about time for the Toronto Argonauts to have theirs.
Kicking off at the home opener taking place at BMO Field (their new home) on Thursday, June 23 against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats the Argos have taken a page from our American friends and will be taking the pre-party out of the stadium and into the parking lot to celebrate sport, our amazing city, and of course, friends and family that support this great team.
Welcome to the Toronto Argos Tailgate Party.
Here are the details to have you tailgating all summer long:
- Minimum of 250 parking spots in a licensed area at Ontario Place Lot #1 for every game
- Hundreds of additional parking spots may become available at Ontario Place and Exhibition Place for certain games (depending on other events on site)
- Beer will be sold in the licensed area for $4.00 each
- Other beverages, like coolers, will also be made available
- Fans are not permitted to bring their own alcohol due to provincial liquor regulations
- Propane and charcoal BBQs will be permitted. Propane tanks can be no larger than 20 lbs
- The designated tailgating parking lots will open at least three hours prior to kickoff
- Parking spots will be sold with a $5.00 premium on normal event parking rates
- Fans can pre-purchase tailgate parking spots for individual games by visiting the Website
- A limited number of parking spots will be reserved for sale to the general public during the week leading up to the game
- As additional parking spots become available for certain games, season seat holders will have the first opportunity to purchase spots
If you ask me, we should have started this a long time ago, but like they say, good things come to those who wait. So grab your friends, and join us for some sun and tailgating fun all summer long as we Tailgate with the Toronto Argonauts.