- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On March 31, 2010
- 2 Comments
- 2010 MLS Cup, BMO Field, MLS Cup 2010, Toronto
Yesterday there was a big media scrum north of the border in Toronto. Turns out as we all knew in weeks leading up to the event that it was about MLS Cup 2010. Toronto will be this year’s host and honestly as I’ve mentioned before I love the idea.
With all the upgrades to BMO Field this winter it made perfect sense to award the city of Toronto and it’s club Toronto FC hosting rights to the year’s biggest game.
I know some folks will say its too cold in Toronto in November but really if the league can host games in Seattle, D.C. and New England for past MLS Cups, why not Toronto? Most of the reports have even said that Toronto is the same temperature or even warmer than some of these cities mentioned above around that time of year.
But I like this game in Toronto for other reasons. The game in Toronto means the chance at another great atmosphere on TV for the league. Not only will this game be a total sellout by July but it will also be loud and very entertaining to watch on TV, especially if there is a club that Toronto fans don’t like in the game or if somehow TFC makes it to MLS Cup.
Plus having a good atmosphere and loud crowd does wonders for sponsors, you know those folks who pay the bills for the league. It can’t hurt the league to want to impress those folks two years in a row (three if you go and figure next year’s MLS Cup will be at Red Bull Arena).
But even if it does get super cold and snow the fans will be there and it will still be entertaining to watch.