BMO Field

Academy To Make BMO Field Debut

Toronto FC Academy’s Senior Team will start their Canadian Soccer League season against Portugal FC at BMO Field on Saturday. The match will follow Toronto FC’s game against Chicago Fire with kick off set for 7:00 p.m.
This is the Academy’s third year competing in the CSL. They narrowly missed out on making the playoffs in season one, and qualified for the postseason for the first time in 2009.

“To be able to play at BMO Field will be great for the boys,” says Academy Senior Team Head Coach Jason Bent. “At this club, we try and ensure our players are in a professional environment, and the opportunity to play on the same pitch as the first team players, on a good grass surface, is great for their development. It will be a good thing for them to see the support of Toronto FC fans and to know they are part of this bigger club.”

“Since the Academy started, each year we have shown improvement and that is once again our goal for this season. We made the playoffs last year in the CSL, and this year we want to do that again, but also progress further.”

Match Information:

-    Ticket Holders for Toronto FC vs. Chicago Fire will have free access to the Academy game
-    All fans will be asked to relocate to the East stand to watch the Academy match
-    One concession and hot dog stand will be open on the East. There will be no beer sales
-    Fans coming to BMO Field just for CSL game will have to pay $5 entry fee and enter through Gate 1
-    The Carlsberg Patio will be open as per usual following the first team game, but fans will not be able to watch the Academy game from there or bring beer from the Patio to the East stand

Academy First 3 Matches:

Saturday, 7:00 p.m. vs. Portugal FC at BMO Field

Saturday, May 15, 6:00 p.m. vs F.C. Hamilton Croatia at Lamport Stadium

Saturday, May 22, 7:00 p.m. vs. Brampton Lions at BMO Field