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Best Sports Venues in Toronto

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Scotiabank Arena

The Scotiabank Arena is a stunning event facility overlooking Lake Ontario. Boasting of a standing capacity of close to 20,000, this arena delights spectators with its state-of-the-art interior and a gigantic video screen that ensures an obstruction-free view of the game. The place is used for a variety of sporting events ranging from basketball to lacrosse, but the it is at its euphoric best when hockey heroes Toronto Maple Leafs are at the center.

Toronto, ON, Canada
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Rogers Centre

Home to the Toronto Blue Jays since the 1989 season, as well as the Toronto Argonauts Football Team, this CAD 500-million-plus architectural marvel is the first stadium to have a fully retractable roof. Rogers Centre facility's versatility allows it to accommodate a variety of events suited for an arena, a domed stadium and an open-air facility. Seating more than 50,000 for baseball, the stadium boasts the world's largest JumboTron scoreboard, a 346-room Renaissance Toronto hotel with some suites facing the field, and a Hard Rock Café with field-view seating. Come late Autumn, Rogers hosts the wildly successful annual Canadian Aboriginal Festival.

Toronto, ON, Canada
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Coca-Cola Coliseum

Located in downtown Toronto, this is the city's newest sports and entertainment complex. It has played host to a bouquet of entertaining events, such as, a Horse Show, Cat Show, Butter Sculptures, Miss CNE Pageant, and Volkswagen's first Canadian showing in 1952 were all held at this massive venue. In the 1960s and 1970s, The Doors, The Who, Genesis, and Jimmy Hendrix played during the off-season to a huge crowd. Don't worry about parking space, as there are over 7000 parking spots on-site. Make sure you remember where you've parked!

Toronto, ON, Canada
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Lamport Stadium

For the past two decades, this athletic facility has been home turf for everything from North American football and soccer to two-posted croquet. With 105,000 square meters of field and a seating capacity of more than 10,000, it is a perfect semi-professional sporting complex currently home to the Toronto Wolfpack rugby club. The arena also hosts major functions such as the Caribana celebrations held in August. With ideal downtown access at King and Jefferson in the city's west end, this park is close to a slew of bars and restaurants. Perfect for after-game celebrations.

Toronto, ON, Canada
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BMO Field

Located on Princes Boulevard at the Exhibition Place, is Toronto's Major soccer-specific stadium, the BMO field. Home to the Canadian National Soccer Team and the Toronto FC, the 20,000 seat stadium was open to public in early 2007. With state-of-the-art facilities, the stadium offers great views for all spectators. Apart from hosting soccer games for both teams, this modern stadium also plays host to concerts, corporate functions and other private gatherings.

Toronto, ON, Canada
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MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence

MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence, previously known as the Lakeshore Lions Arena, is a ice hockey facility spread over an area 272,000 square feet (25,269.62 square meters). The facility has three NHL rinks as well as a fourth one which can be expanded to the size of an Olympic rink. The facility has regular events and tournaments and each rink has a different seating capacity. The center is home to the Toronto Furies women's hockey team. With a full restaurant and meeting rooms for general use, this facility has state of the art infrastructure.

Toronto, ON, Canada
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Woodbine Racetrack

Located on the northwestern edge of Toronto and not far from Pearson International Airport, Woodbine Racetrack has become one of North America's best horse-racing venues, the only one where both thoroughbreds and standardbreds can be raced on the same day. Woodbine hosts the Queen's Plate, the oldest continuously run stakes race in North America, its initial run took place in 1860 and the only North American race that enjoys a prize from Queen Elizabeth II.

Toronto, ON, Canada
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CAA Centre

One of the biggest and the most popular recreation centers in the city, the CAA Centre is a house of entertainment. Occupying a huge area, the center comprises of various in-house facilities which frequently witness the best of events of all genres. A 5000 seat capacity auditorium, a sports park, few indoor arenas, and luxury suites for accommodation are some of the on-campus highlights of this place. The place houses a restaurant too which serves some delicious grilled specialties along with a real ale variety. Everything in this hub is well equipped with modern services and state-of-the-art technological facilities, and so events of larger magnitude like the Blues Hockey Festival and the Grand Pizza Festival are often held here. Rental facilities are available as well.

Brampton, ON, Canada
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