Friday 6 November 2015

The Toronto Argos Last Game at Skydome

My friend, Roger, got us tickets for tonight's Toronto Argos game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at the Rogers Centre. This is the last game the Argos' will play there as Rogers has not renewed their lease and the Argos will be playing next year at BMO Field. It's a good move for Rogers as they are putting down real grass in the stadium for the Jays to play on. I think the Argos will draw better playing on real grass in an outdoor stadium. It worked well for the Alouettes in Montreal.

I don't think the Argos appreciate it, though, as the Argo stadium announcers refused to call the stadium the "Rogers Centre" and  referred to it all night as the "Skydome", the stadium's original name.

Player introductions.

Except for the historical fact that it is the Argos' last game at the Rogers Centre, the game was meaningless with the Argo's having already clinched 3rd spot in the East but not being able do better in the standings and the Blue Bombers having already been eliminated from the playoffs. Being a Ti-Cat fan forever, it is hard for me to cheer for the Argos and tonight was no different. Go Bombers!

The opening kickoff.

Argos score first with this field goal.

Another Argo field goal.

He didn't come down with the ball and the Bombers had to settle for a field goal.

Argo merchandise for sale. The fans have never forgotten CFL Hall of famer Doug Flutie.

 The halftime show. They were great but I can't find out who they were.

The Toronto Argo Cheerleaders.

Some action shots.

The Argos fanatic corner. Horns, trumpets, drum and painted fans ... making noise and cheering on the team all game long.

More cheerleaders.

50/50 draw.

No we didn't win.

Game over and the Argos win!

The players congratulate each other but are heading home for the off-season.

Final score.

I'm looking forward to heading to BMO field next year when the Ti-Cats come to town. Meanwhile, I'm cheering on my Tabbies to win the 2015 Grey Cup.

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