Saturday 2 September 2017

Toronto Wolfpack 36, Whitehaven RLFC 18, Lamport Stadium, Toronto, ON

Before this afternoon's Toronto Wolfpack game, Gord and I stopped in at their store to buy 2018 season passes.  They were selling calendars and players were on hand to autograph it.

Basic season passes, which is what we got, are only $199 (including taxes) and you get tickets to all of next year's games plus a scarf.

The 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 afternoon they were playing the second place Whitehaven RLFC in the super 8s.

Seating is general admission (so you can sit where you want) and Gord and I sat where we usually sit ... in the middle on the east side.

Gord and I

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 attendance at today's game was 6,134.

 The craft beer garden at the north end of the stadium is a popular spot.

Here's the Wolfpack's cheering section ... they are loud and supportive!

I hung out at the north end of the stadium for awhile.

 There's Gord!

The Invictus Games are coming to Toronto at the end of this month and there was a promotion for them.

Vimy, the Games' mascot

 The She-Wolves entertained again before the second half.

 Who wants a hot dog?!

And the second half began ...

The Wolfpack won.  Yay!

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

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