Toronto Arrows Rugby Rally 2021
It’s time to rally, Toronto!
Following an unprecedented span of 867 days between live matches in Toronto, the Toronto Arrows are pleased to announce that the long wait for live, in-person Arrows rugby in the club’s home city will soon be coming to an end.
On Oct. 16, 2021, the Arrows will host the club’s inaugural Rugby Rally event at York Lions Stadium, marking the team’s first match in Toronto since defeating Rugby United New York on June 2, 2019 to seal a playoff berth; the iconic Drop Goal Game.
The Rugby Rally will be headlined by a match between the Arrows XV and the Atlantic Selects. With several Arrows currently on international duty with Canada’s senior men’s team, the Arrows XV side will be comprised of many senior Arrows players and bolstered by Arrows Academy athletes and local standouts, while the visiting Atlantic Selects are poised to feature top regional players from the Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Quebec.
Rugby Rally tickets start at $10.
Fans will be able to enjoy locally-sourced food options from guest vendors, as well as all your favourite stadium staples. Activities include pre-match autograph signings by Arrows players, a live DJ, an inflatable fan zone for kids, and a very special announcement at halftime!
Gates will open at 4 p.m., with the Arrows XV and Atlantic Selects scheduled to kick off at 5:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to ensure a speedy entry into the grounds.
With the health and safety of the club’s fans, athletes, and team members serving as the organization’s top priority, all fans in attendance at the Rugby Rally will be required to show proof of full vaccination upon entry. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted for admittance, except for guests with a verified medical exemption. Please review the club’s Venue Health & Safety Guidelines for further information regarding safety measures, ticketing information, and the in-stadium experience at York Lions Stadium.
Keep your thirst quenched through locally-crafted beverages from our friends at Junction Craft Brewery, Left Field Brewery, Saulter Street Brewery, and Duxbury Cider.
Local Food Options
Beyond the usual stadium staples, our friends at Sharman’s Proper Pies and Woofdawg Hot Dogs will be serving up tasty treats to keep our fans well fed throughout the match.
Foundation Physio Family Fun Zone
Our pitchside Family Fun Zone, presented by our friends at Foundation Physiotherapy & Wellness, includes activities for our junior fans.
Due to the potential for rain and slippery conditions, we’ve postponed the use of inflatable activities in the interest of safety.
Daniel et Daniel Exclusive Pitchside Experience
A ticket for our premium pitchside experience is highlighted by a complimentary curated menu courtesy of leading Toronto caterers Daniel et Daniel. It also includes complimentary beverages (beer, cider, seltzer; soft drinks), seating under an exclusive covered tent with lounge furniture, and access to am adjacent closest-to-the-action covered standing room section (can move between both standing and seated sections).
It also features a private entrance, private washrooms, and access to craft beer vendors and the grandstand concourse.
Purchase a VIP ticket here.
Matchday Entertainment & Activities
With plenty on the go right from the opening of our gates at 4PM, you won’t want to miss a moment.
- Prizes handed out all day via the Toronto Arrows Hype Team
- Pre-match player autographs from 4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
- (Friendly!) fan competitions, including a sack race, pass the ball, and kick a conversion
- A competitive Tape Measure competition (seriously!) hosted by The House of Hot Breath
- Music provided all day by DJ ESP
- Host Simply Shakera keeping everyone PUMPED
- A special halftime announcement
- Special guests and more!
Parking for the Rugby Rally will be available in the following parking locations on York University’s campus and payment is required via HONK.
North West Gate Lot South (HONK Zone ID 7710)
North West Gate Lot Middle (HONK Zone ID 7708)
North West Gate Lot North (HONK Zone ID 7709)
How to use HONKAPP: the mobile app to pay for parking on your phone.
- Download and install the HONK Mobile App from your devices App store or Google Play
- Create your free account
- Add your license plate & payment method (Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, Interac Debit, & all major credit cards)
- Select the time you want to park for, confirm your license plate, & hit pay
- Add more time from anywhere! You can opt-in to receive text reminders 15 minutes before your parking expires
Please Note: City of Toronto ticketing will be enforced on campus
How to use HONKTAP: the quick guest checkout experience — no app, just tap/scan & go!
You can tap or scan the QR code on designated signage on-site to pay for your parking for easy, contactless payment without downloading the app! Check out this video for more information.
- Find the sign in the parking lot — tap or scan your phone
- Follow prompts on-screen
- Select time, enter license plate & payment information (Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, Interac Debit, & all major credit cards)
- Opt-in for email receipt & ability to add more time from your phone
York University is a major transit hub with two subway stations and local transit buses servicing the Keele Campus daily. The educational institute partners with a number of the GTA’s local transit agencies, including Brampton Transit (Zum), GO Transit/Metrolinx, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and York Region Transit/VIVA.
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
The most convenient way to access York Lions Stadium via public transportation is to take the subway (Line 1) to Pioneer Village Station. Exit out of the South Gate, and walk southeast to York Lions Stadium (approximately four minute walk, 400m). PLAN YOUR TRIP.
Commitment to Keeping Our Fans Safe
We’re back in action, and we can’t wait to cheer with you at York Lions Stadium.
The health and safety of our fans, athletes, and team members is our number one priority. We have worked closely with provincial and local health officials to responsibly and thoughtfully implement new safety protocols to provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience. While it may be a bit different from the last time you joined us, we look forward to giving you a reason to cheer and creating unforgettable memories with you once again.
In accordance with the Province of Ontario’s mandatory COVID-19 policy, all fans in attendance at York Lions Stadium will be required to show proof of full vaccination (at least two weeks after the final dose) upon entry. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted for admittance, except for guests with a verified medical exemption.
Please review the club’s Venue Health & Safety Guidelines for further information regarding safety measures, ticketing information, and the in-stadium experience at York Lions Stadium. Please also see our Fan Code of Conduct and our list of Prohibited and Restricted Items.
We’re using Minetell’s Workplace Health Management technology to help ensure that healthy people are attending a safe and healthy event.
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