Humber College has teamed up with Toronto FC to make attending TFC games cheaper this season.
The team has been steadily growing in popularity since their inaugural season in 2007. The home field for the red and white, BMO Field, has a capacity of just over 30,000 seats, with 21,000 of them being filled with season ticket holders. TFC’s Director of Communications,
Jeff Bradley, says that number is very high compared to other teams in the league.
“The passion from the fans is all you need to see to understand the connection between the city and the team” says Bradley.
TFC fans are known for their boisterous support of their team. It is common to see massive banners and flags being waved in the crowd, large drums being played, and even the odd red flare being set off.
But the club is always trying to build on that and expand their fan base further and further into the city. Part of that effort is to offer ticket deals like the one Humber students can take advantage of this spring.
With the promo code HUMBERTFC17, students can get up to 25% off tickets for select matches this spring. The offer is valid for four TFC matches this season, including a match on April 21st against the new club of German soccer star Bastian Schweinsteiger, the Chicago Fire.
The other matches are on April 8th against Atlanta United, April 28th against the Houston Dynamo, and May 3rd against Orlando City.
Humber student and soccer enthusiast Zakie Faqiyar was excited to learn of the deal.
“I’ve always wanted to go to a game” says Faqiyar. “Now that I know about the deal I would definitely go to a game.”
Soccer’s popularity in Canada and the United States has been steadily rising over recent years, largely due to the success of the MLS at bringing in stars like Schweinsteiger, and TFC’s Sebastian Giovinco.
This rise in popularity has been culminated by the joint bid from Canada, Mexico and the United States for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Soccer fans in Canada and the U.S. can be excited at the prospect of a World Cup on home soil. It would do wonders for the sport on the continent. The exponential rise in popularity of MLS in recent years is encouraging for those who want to see good quality soccer played right where they live.
With a potential World Cup hosting gig looming, and a successful soccer franchise that’s still growing, now is a great time to be a soccer fan.