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    Default Tailgating for TFC games!

    So apparently the Argos have gotten permission to do tailgating in the parking lot before games. Wouldn't it be great to have TFC fans tailgating too before our home games, since that door has now been opened? Everyone comes out and busts out the BBQ's and drinking in the open (though due to liquor laws the alcohol would have to be sold by the stadium in parking lot booths).

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    I was curious how the argos would pull it off. Seems like a hybrid approach on paper.
    The problem with the cfl is people will naturally compare it to nfl experience and bmo will never be a Ralph Wilson stadium.

    Overall this city and province has to become a bit more relaxed on booze. Happy hours are still illegal, tailgating is still pretty much illegal, you couldn't drink at a Jays game until 1982, heck apparently you couldn't stand up and drink until the late 70s or even carry your drink from one table to another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glaze View Post
    I was curious how the argos would pull it off. Seems like a hybrid approach on paper.
    The problem with the cfl is people will naturally compare it to nfl experience and bmo will never be a Ralph Wilson stadium.

    Overall this city and province has to become a bit more relaxed on booze. Happy hours are still illegal, tailgating is still pretty much illegal, you couldn't drink at a Jays game until 1982, heck apparently you couldn't stand up and drink until the late 70s or even carry your drink from one table to another.
    I believe you will bring your own food etc but have to buy your beer from the Argos for Whay will be lcbo prices $2 tall boys etc.

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    Amazing that we will be able to smoke a joint on the steps of a police station before we will be able to grab a 6 pack at a corner store and descretely drink it in a parking lot.

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    Its a good idea, glad somebody was thinking about it and I bet ya it becomes a TFC option too.

    What I read about this is beer sales will stop 30-45 minutes before game time. I highly doubt they will want to charge anything less then normal bar prices.

    Given Ralph Wilson now has the reputation as the most debauched and drunk filled NFL experience with people pissing in sinks and the like, no thank you to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Its a good idea, glad somebody was thinking about it and I bet ya it becomes a TFC option too.

    What I read about this is beer sales will stop 30-45 minutes before game time. I highly doubt they will want to charge anything less then normal bar prices.

    Given Ralph Wilson now has the reputation as the most debauched and drunk filled NFL experience with people pissing in sinks and the like, no thank you to that.
    It is going to be done like how it was when the Argos did tailgates in the past, it was three beers for $10. There really want to bring that American style experience to the Ex. There marketing peps really want to push the envelope on this one.

    I want BMO to be a Ralph Wilson stadium of the north. It is one amazing Sunday afternoon out. TFC could really do this too to market the team. Have college nights to fill the upper east stand. Cheap beer and cheap tickets were go a long way to doing this. Got to be creative in this day and age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistercorporate View Post
    So apparently the Argos have gotten permission to do tailgating in the parking lot before games. Wouldn't it be great to have TFC fans tailgating too before our home games, since that door has now been opened? Everyone comes out and busts out the BBQ's and drinking in the open (though due to liquor laws the alcohol would have to be sold by the stadium in parking lot booths).
    We do this already. We don't do it every game but we do it as a special day.

    I mean if you want a corporate tailgate, and it sounds like you would, then they would no doubt locate somewhere other than where RPB tailgates are.

    The Argos tailgates were panned by most that I heard. A pale comparison to what the Murica gridiron version prides itself on.
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    Just a question... how many Canadians that live in the GTA have a portable BBQ and vehicle sufficient to drive to the game?

    I did my undergraduate degree in America and I loved the tailgating for college football games even if it was only a 1AA school but i don't see people wanting to be up at 6am to get ready for a 1pm kickoff here just so they can cook a hotdog themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pint View Post
    Just a question... how many Canadians that live in the GTA have a portable BBQ and vehicle sufficient to drive to the game?

    I did my undergraduate degree in America and I loved the tailgating for college football games even if it was only a 1AA school but i don't see people wanting to be up at 6am to get ready for a 1pm kickoff here just so they can cook a hotdog themselves.
    LOL so true. I think peeps here love the concept of others doing it or doing it for them but SOMEBODY has to do the work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fort York Redcoat View Post
    LOL so true. I think peeps here love the concept of others doing it or doing it for them but SOMEBODY has to do the work.
    Another part of Tailgating that makes it worthwhile in the states is a case of beer (say a 30 pack of rolling rock) is $16, even at $5 a beer which i imagine is the price they will see it isn't a huge improvement over a bar.

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    Unless the beer is overwhelmingly cheap this wont work.

    I think Campbell hit it on the head at 3 for $10. That's the maximum if they want to make it a thing. It looks like argos are trying to make this the equivilent to the supporter crowd at TFC. Let them have pure football within reason.

    The real difference between the states and here is people drive drunk a hell of a lot more in the states. Also, Many schools don't serve beer at the game so you sober up over the course of 3 hours. Bringing a car is necessary to grill but a pain if you drink. Proper tailgating is far more about good food then cheap beer.

    That being said if tailgating was accepted, I lived close to bmo and could leave my car overnight, Id do it every week.

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    They released their information about the tailgating - beers will be $4each

    We are thrilled to announce to you that we are bringing tailgating to every home game at BMO Field this year.
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    We are making the announcement official later today at a media event, but wanted you to hear it from us first.

    *Starting this FRIDAY, JUNE 3 at 10:00am we are pleased to offer our valued season seat holders an exclusive opportunity to purchase parking spots in the tailgate area. Further details on how to purchase parking spots in the tailgate area will be shared via email shortly.
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    The parking spots will be sold in full regular season passes at Ontario Place and a half-season passes at Exhibition Place. The pre-season game will be sold separately.
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    Parking spots will be sold with a $5 premium on normal event parking rates for a total of $30 at Ontario Place and $35 Exhibition Place.
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    Argos Tailgate 101
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    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 - $30 at Ontario Place and $35 Exhibition Place and will need to be purchased in advance as part of a season pass (at Ontario Place) or half-season pass (at Exhibition Place)
    Season seat holders will have the first opportunity to purchase tailgating parking spots
    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
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    We will be making a limited number of tailgating parking spots available for the pre-season game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday, June 11. Parking spots for this game will be sold individually and will also be offered exclusive to you, our season seat holders, on Friday, June 3 at 10am.
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    Exhibition Place Schedule (Half-Season Tailgate Parking Pass)
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    Thursday, June 23 ***** Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Home Opener)
    Monday, July 25********* Montreal Alouettes
    Sunday, Sept 11********* Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Labour Day Rematch)
    Monday, Oct 10********* Calgary Stampeders (Thanksgiving Monday)
    Saturday, Oct 15******** Saskatchewan Roughriderss
    For every game this year, we will have a tailgate area at Ontario Place with a minimum of 250 parking spots. This has the potential to expand by hundreds of additional parking spots at Ontario Place, and across the street at Exhibition Place, for certain games depending on what other events are happening on the grounds.
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    In this licensed tailgate area, fans will be able to park their cars, bring their own charcoal and propane BBQs and prepare their own food, purchase ice cold beer for $4 each, play games and socialize with other season seat holders and fans.
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    Beyond that the experience, atmosphere and traditions are left entirely up to you to create.

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    That seems like it's going to be a massive ballache to manage

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    Nothing but corporate bullshit. Fuck the tailgating. Hamilton knows how to do it. Maybe they should take lessons from them on it

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    35$ to bring your own BBQ. Awesome plan.

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    Why do the argos get cheaper beer than us when they are essentially run by the same organization?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pint View Post
    Why do the argos get cheaper beer than us when they are essentially run by the same organization?
    BMO Field has concession contracts, the Argos by doing this outside the stadium ie tailgating can circumvent those agreements and sell beer for whatever they want.

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    So what is happening at BMO field June 3rd? Nothing on the pitch, I presume??
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    So you are saying AB InvBev controls the price which we sell at as well as the size and type of beer sold pregame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fort York Redcoat View Post
    So what is happening at BMO field June 3rd? Nothing on the pitch, I presume??
    How did you take a date for a presale on the internet and wind up mentioning a pitch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fort York Redcoat View Post
    So what is happening at BMO field June 3rd? Nothing on the pitch, I presume??
    Better yet, I presume they'll be getting ready for the game on June 4th

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    Quote Originally Posted by InSuL1nImP View Post
    Nothing but corporate bullshit. Fuck the tailgating. Hamilton knows how to do it. Maybe they should take lessons from them on it
    What do they do?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Areathrasher View Post
    How did you take a date for a presale on the internet and wind up mentioning a pitch?
    Thanks for clarifying. I scanned "Parking" and "June 3".

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toront...beer-1.3610638

    Can't BYOB for your @TorontoArgos tailgate but beers will be $4.00 coolers available too @CBCToronto

    news update on the argos "tailgate".

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    took a picture of it this morning.... it's on the south side of the lakeshore, so everyone will have to cross a bride and then a parking lot to get to BMO.

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    Too greedy with beers. Should have been 2.50.

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    My sense is that this is a really un-natural way to have a tailgate party and completely contrived. I know nothing of American Pointy-Ball but I appreciate and enjoy the concept of the tailgate. By complete fluke I wandered through tailgates once in Seattle and another time in Ann Arbour while traveling on business. Those experiences seemed very organic to me...by the fans for the fans. Guys with vans and chuck wagons in tow. Some had generators to power LCD screens they bolted to the top of their trucks so they can watch other games. Sure there was Seahawk and Michigan Blue insignia everywhere but those were brought in by fans. There were no banners/flags/posters etc put up by the teams themselves or by a brewery.

    I guess our liquor laws in their current form are just not conducive to the essence of tailgating.

    I remember the Seattle tailgate started at 8am PST to keep in time with games on the east coast. Man were those guys looped by the time they entered the stadium. And the Michigan Blue tailgate was at least a mile long!

    Edit: and if ML$E tried to do this for TFC I still wouldn't attend even if they sold beer at the provincial minimum cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glaze View Post
    I was curious how the argos would pull it off. Seems like a hybrid approach on paper.
    The problem with the cfl is people will naturally compare it to nfl experience and bmo will never be a Ralph Wilson stadium.

    Overall this city and province has to become a bit more relaxed on booze. Happy hours are still illegal, tailgating is still pretty much illegal, you couldn't drink at a Jays game until 1982, heck apparently you couldn't stand up and drink until the late 70s or even carry your drink from one table to another.
    I can go somewhere with beer in my belly, but I cant go somewhere with a beer in my hand.

    how fukn backwards

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    That is a provincially owned parking lot. They will be getting their cut for sure.

    No thanks to TFC and this.

 

 

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