Insider's game day: Toronto Wolfpack
This Canadian rugby franchise, now part of the brand new North American Rugby League, has even competed in the British rugby league’s Super League, a top-level international rugby competition.
That said, the Wolfpack needs fan support more than ever after the COVID-19 pandemic. The team was forced to leave the Super League in November 2020 before ceasing operations altogether later that month.
The future of the Wolfpack, also known as the Pack, was unclear until March 2021, when the franchise was purchased by a new owner and signed to the new North American Rugby League. The team will now compete against 12 American teams and two Canadian teams in upcoming seasons.
Allan A. Lamport Stadium, affectionately known as the “Den,” is home to the Toronto Wolfpack. Named in honour of former Toronto mayor Allan Lamport, who won the fight to allow Sunday sporting events in the city, Lamport Stadium is a mid-size stadium located in the neighbourhood of Liberty Village. The CFL Toronto Argonauts use the venue for training, and the rugby union team, the Toronto Arrows, also play their games here.
There’s a modest selection of food at Lamport Stadium, including hot dogs, beer and other treats. Accessible barrier-free sections on the ground level in the East and West stands can accommodate wheelchairs, and washrooms on the main concourse are wheelchair accessible.
How to get to Lamport Stadium
There are several ways to get to Lamport Stadium, which is located at 1155 King Street West:
car: drive along King Street West to reach the stadium, located between Fraser Avenue and Jefferson Avenue; paid parking is available in the Green P lot
streetcar: take the 504 King Streetcar, which will drop you off in front of the stadium on King Street between Fraser Avenue and Jefferson Avenue
bus: the 29 Dufferin will drop you off at Dufferin Street and Liberty Street; walk east two blocks on Liberty Street towards Lamport Stadium
train: take the Lakeshore East or West GO train to Exhibition GO station and walk north towards Liberty Village along Jefferson Avenue
Where to buy Toronto Wolfpack tickets
Keep an eye out for when the North American Ruby League starts and look out for the sale of tickets from Ticketmaster. You can also check out the Toronto Wolfpack website for season passes, group tickets and single tickets.
Tips for the best fan experience
Start your game day by getting some merch from the team store at the stadium. You might even run into a fan dressed as a wolf to support the Pack.
Local fans have embraced rugby and the Toronto Wolfpack games at Lamport Stadium. The players have been known to hang out after the game and meet fans, but since becoming one of the Super League’s top performing teams, it might be challenging to meet your favourite player.
Make sure to stick around after and grab a pint; some fans say you might even be able to have a beer with a member of the Wolfpack. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet this impressive and talented team.
Last updated: September 12, 2023