Entertainment & Activities

Tailgate Touch Down

A long-standing sports tradition in the U.S., tailgate parties are set to mega-trend upwards in Toronto thanks to the Toronto Argonauts launching pre-game tailgating events to herald its home-games move to BMO Field from the Rogers Centre. Football fans and groups can pre-purchase added-value parking passes (priority to season and group-purchase ticket holders) to designated special-permit parking lot areas. The concept is simple — drive in, park, haul out the BBQ, game grub, Argos colours and paraphernalia and rev up the rah-rah three hours ahead of kick off. Beer and coolers are available for (affordable) on-site purchase.

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Ingenious fun (and marketing)! Plus a great piggyback opportunity for planners tasked with organizing Argos game outings for groups – clients, VIPs, staff and visitors. Weigh the pre-game entertaining options: The super-hyped energy of an onsite Argos tailgate party or the ho hum of an off-site sports bar? Hmmm. Tailgate merrymaking currently happens in allocated parking lots at Exhibition Place and Ontario Place. Watch for additional space coming soon including bus parking.

Karen Orme

Editor at TSEvents

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