In much of the world, soccer is known as football and the American president is referred to as The Ameriking. Embrace cultural differences without using your hands with this GrouponLive deal to see Toronto FC take on Santos Laguna in a CONCACAF Champions League match at BMO Field on Tuesday, August 28, at 8 p.m. In addition, Groupon customers receive a full-day admission to the Canadian National Exhibition, which runs from August 17 to September 3 at Exhibition Place, where BMO Field is located. Choose from the following options:
- $19 for one ticket for light-grey-section seating (up to a $30.50 value, including all ticketing fees) and one full-day admission to the Canadian National Exhibition (up to a $16 value; up to a $46.50 total value)
- $29 for one ticket for medium-grey-section seating (up to a $40.50 value, including all ticketing fees) and one full-day admission to the Canadian National Exhibition (up to a $16 value; up to a $56.50 total value)
- $44 for one ticket for dark-grey-section seating (up to a $58.50 value, including all ticketing fees) and one full-day admission to the Canadian National Exhibition (up to a $16 value; up to a $74.50 total value)
Full-day admission to the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is valid for the match day of Aug. 28 only; customers must show their Toronto FC tickets to be granted admission.
Amid a human mosaic of red, Toronto FC charge onto BMO Field to represent Major League Soccer in the CONCACAF Champions League in a revenge match against Santos Laguna, the Mexican club that eliminated the Reds in the semi-final of the CCL last March. Head Coach Paul Mariner governs the globally diverse roster of players, which includes one-time German national-team fixture and team captain, Torsten Frings. Nimble dives and spring-loaded cleats have helped Serbian goalkeeper Milos Kocic amass 68 saves in 23 games, and Toronto native Ashtone Morgan joins forces with Jamaican International Ryan Johnson, to ambush offenses from all angles of the pitch. Located at Exhibition Place alongside Toronto’s Lakefront, BMO Field rumbles throughout matches as up to 20,000 Reds fanatics cheer.
Founded in 1879, the 18-day Canadian National Exhibition blankets 192 lakefront acres with a seemingly endless array of events and attractions. Acts including The Spinners and Don McLean fill the air with music during concerts, which are all free with CNE admission, and guests can also enjoy performances from cats and dogs and horses. Among more than 50 rides stationed throughout the fairgrounds, the brand-new CNE Sky Ride takes attendees gliding in chairlifts 40 feet above the ground, offering them unparalleled views of Lake Ontario, the Toronto skyline, and the bald spots of guests passing below.
Though the Toronto FC franchise is young, especially compared to European clubs, the Reds have found success in Canada. Toronto FC's staff and athletes set out to do more than just compete against rival MLS clubs; they help the sport grow. Players and coaches both can be found teaching young athletes the ins and outs of competitive play in grassroots events and programs at BMO Field.