This site is for the voice of all Toronto FC and Canadian National Team supporters who do not want to see BMO Field, the National Soccer Stadium, transformed into a multi-use stadium with the Toronto Argonauts. Our goal is to let Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and the City of Toronto know that we want our home for soccer to remain soccer specific.
NoArgosAtBMO.ca is a representation of soccer supporters not just from Toronto, but from across the country. We do not represent one specific supporters group. Our support comes from a coalition of supporters groups who want to keep BMO Field soccer specific.
This site isn’t a protest against MLSE or the Toronto Argonauts organization. Many Toronto FC and Canadian National Teams supporters are also fans of the Argos and other Toronto teams. In fact, this is not a protest at all. This is simply a way for supporters to say we don’t want BMO Field to be the home of the Argos.
Recently the Toronto Argonauts signed a deal with the Rogers Centre to play there until the end of their 2017 season. This means they only have four more seasons before the need a new home. By the time all options are investigated, a decision is made, and any municipal and provincial approval is complete, that doesn’t really provide much time to find an option and complete any required construction.
We want our voice heard now. We want our voice heard right from the start that we don’t want to lose the intimacy that BMO Field provides. We don’t want our stands to slide back and forth changing the sight lines of our game. We don’t want blue – the colour of our biggest rivals, both in MLS and our National Team to wash over the Red of our stadium.
At the Toronto FC Season Seat Holder Barbeque, Tim Leiweke promised us that before any changes are made, he would speak with the supporters of Toronto FC. We need to make sure the conversation happens – before decisions are made.
So what’s NoArgosAtBMO.ca about? We want every Toronto FC and Canadian National Team supporter to add their name to the list of those who do not want to see the Toronto Argonauts play at BMO Field. Sign the petition and let MLSE and the City or Toronto know, there should be No Argos At BMO!