The excitement of a Toronto FC game begins before you even arrive at BMO Field. As you make your way along the lakeshore to the soccer field, you’ll be swept along a river of brilliant red, as fans waving scarves, flags, jerseys, and banners in the official TFC colours show their enthusiasm for Canada’s first Major League Soccer club. Fans can get tickets for select seats at exclusive prices, so once you’ve got them in hand, you’re well on your way to see all the fantastic live soccer action. Your heart swells with patriotism, as you too begin to cheer for the team…and the game hasn’t even started yet!
Your first glimpse of the open-air stadium will take your breath away. Not only is this soccer field massive, but brilliant overhead spotlights make the green turf glow as brightly as the Land of Oz. The red bleacher seats are shiny like candies, and the metal floor hums with vibrations, as fans stomp their feet to welcome players as they enter the field. With fireworks shooting into the sky, fans chanting “Come on you Reds,” and the teams’ national anthems blaring through the loudspeakers, you’ll be bursting with pride and anticipation as the countdown to the game begins.
It won’t take long before the aroma of buttery popcorn, melted cheese, and steaming hot dogs lures you to the concessions stands. Arrive early so you’ve got plenty of time to fuel up for the game with a treat—there’s nothing quite as tasty as a warm pretzel sprinkled with salt, paired with an ice-cold beer. Pre-game is also a prime time to pick up TFC gear to cheer on the team. Pay with a Mastercard, and, if you’re lucky enough to be attending a sponsored TFC game, you’ll receive an exclusive voucher to spin the Priceless Surprises wheel. Tuck your ticket in your pocket, as you don’t want to miss out on the goodies in this special opportunity.
Major League Soccer action is fast and furious. BMO Field holds upwards of 30,000 fans, so there’s raucous support of Toronto’s home team. You watch as veteran centre back Drew Moore dominates the field, and even when the other team has the ball, you don’t worry as goalkeeper Alex Bono leaps into the air to make a huge stop against a skilled opponent. You look out for the ball to catapult into the stands and are fully prepared to boo the refs when Justin Morrow gets a yellow card. The crowd roars as Canadian Jordan Hamilton does a full 360-degree turn to pass to international superstar Sebastian Giovinco. It’s the ultimate thrill as he cleverly breaks through the defence to kick the ball into the back of the net…and GOAL!!! The stadium turns into one big party complete with fireworks, chanting, and cheering.
Throughout the game, you have your opportunity to spin Mastercard’s Priceless Surprises Wheel. Located near the concessions, the special experience is a unique chance to win one of several prizes. Spin the virtual wheel, and your prize will be revealed. It could be a TFC cap, a T-shirt, or even tickets to an upcoming TFC game in the Mastercard Pitchside Seats. A photo of you with the BMO stadium as a dramatic backdrop will even be displayed on the special Priceless Surprises virtual billboard and sent to you for sharing with friends and family.
It will soon be time to hurry back to your seat for the next period and more excitement. An extra treat of a Toronto FC game is the unique lakeside atmosphere of BMO Field. As the sun sets, cooling breezes from Lake Ontario puff across the field, ruffling your hair with gusts of freshness. As you wear your Toronto FC colours with pride, you’ll agree that nothing captures the spirit of summer in the city quite like a Toronto FC game.