Tailgating Arrives In Toronto: A Complete Guide To The Argonauts Tailgating Experience


Tailgating is coming to BMO Field.  We bring you all the information from the big announcement.

On June 1st the Toronto Argonauts held a press event at BMO Field to announce that tailgating has finally arrived in Toronto!


They went live on Periscope from the event which was hosted by TSN’s Kate Bierness

Highlighting the tailgating experience will be the ability for people to drive their cars, park em and pull out their grills. While Ontario law prohibits people from bringing their own alcohol, the Argos will be offering $4 Beer prices. Now THAT’S something we can get behind! (of course, drink responsibly people!)
As you can imagine, those in attendance were very excited about the announcement!


Full details on the Argos tailgating experience can be found on their website HERE but here are some of the finer details:

Argos Tailgate 101

  • 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

Questions? We’re here to help! Give the Argos a call!

Phone: 416-341-ARGO (2746)
Email: clientservices@argonauts.ca

The Argonauts will be making a limited number of tailgating parking spots available for their pre-season game on Saturday, June 11.

The first full Argos tailgate will be prior to the team’s historic home opener at BMO Field on Thursday, June 23 against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

SEE YA AT THE TAILGATE! (save a Hot Dog for us)!




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