Saturday 1 July 2017

Toronto Wolfpack 64, York City Knights 22, Lamport Stadium, Toronto, ON

Toronto Wolfpack is a Canadian professional rugby league club, based in here in Toronto, which began play in the 2017 League 1 season.  They are notable as being the first Canadian team to play in the Rugby Football League system, the first fully professional rugby league team in Canada and the world's first trans-Atlantic rugby league team.  Their home stadium is Lamport Stadium (aka "The Den"), which is just a couple blocks from where we live.

This evening they were playing the York City Knights.  Seating is general admission (so you can sit where you want) and I sat where we usually sit ... in the middle on the east side.

The Wolfpack's cheerleaders are the She-Wolves and they entertained before the game started.

God Save the Queen and O Canada were sung before the game.

The fireworks were a fun surprise.

And then the game began ...

There were about 5,200 in attendance

The score after the first half was 20 - 12 for the Wolfpack.

The She-Wolves entertained before the second half began.

The fella was shooting hot dogs wrapped in tinfoil into the crowd.  Who wants a hot dog?!

Then the second half began ...

I wandered around the stadium.  Here is the beer garden on the north side.

I watched the game from the beer garden for a while.

I checked out field level on the east side (below where we usually sit).

I wandered over to the west side.

I found it interesting that their titles are on the back of their shirts ...
trainer, doctor, water carrier, etc.

Here is the enthusiastic Wolfpack cheering section.

The Wolfpack won 64 - 22.  Yay!

The players hugged and shook hands after the game.

The She-Wolves entertained one last time.

There were more fireworks.

The Wolfpack players are great with their fans, hanging out after the game and signing balls, teeshirts, etc.

The beer garden was a popular spot after the game.  It stays open for an hour after the game.

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