5. MLS: Big News up north
As expected, Toronto FC will welcome legendary rock band Genesis to BMO Field in
early September. Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford
will be accompanied by longtime sidemen Chester Thompson and Daryl
The team also confirmed that season-ticket sales have been stopped at 14,000,
and it will soon begin selling mini packages of two varieties: the Premium Pack
and the International Pack. The Premium Pack (aka "Beckham Bonanza") includes
home dates against Houston, New York and the Galaxy. The International Pack
includes five-regular season matches and five international games to be
announced: among the rumored possibilities are Glasgow Celtic, Everton and
A source said that Toronto and the Galaxy are discussing a friendly match to be
played in the Canadian city this year or next at Rogers Center (formerly SkyDome),
which has a capacity of 53,000 and is used by the Blue Jays of Major League
Baseball and the Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.
Not yet determined is whether the BMO Field FieldTurf surface will be replaced
by grass for the international friendlies. The Rogers Centre surface rolls up,
allowing it to be converted from a baseball configuration to that of American,
or rather, Canadian football in less than one day.
Collins is an avid soccer fan and, by most accounts, a traditionalist. Yet does
even he have the will, and the clout, to insist the band won't play on FieldTurf?
No comments yet.
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