Varsity Stadium in Toronto, ON

Meta
  • Stadium Type: Open Air Stadium
  • Surface Type: Granulated Rubber Filled Artificial Turf (FieldTurf-like)
  • Lighting: Floodlights
  • Capacity: 5,000
Numbers
  • Opened: Jan. 1, 1898
  • Age: 123¬†years, 3¬†months
  • Total Games: 438
  • Total Attendance: 2,955,854 (218 games)
  • All-Time Attendance Avg: 13,558.96
  • Regular Season Sellouts: 19
  • Hosted Grey Cup: 30 times
Attendance Records
  • Address: Bloor St W and Devonshire Pl
  • Coordinates: 43.6670644865641, -79.39728677272797
Firsts and Lasts
FirstLast
GameOct. 14, 1898
TOR 0 vs OHRC 19
May 30, 2019
MTL 20 @ TOR 45
Regular GameOct. 14, 1898
TOR 0 vs OHRC 19
Nov. 1, 1958
MTL 44 @ TOR 7
Playoff GameNov. 12, 1904
TOROS 14 vs TOR 4
Nov. 22, 1952
HAM 7 @ TOR 12
Grey CupNov. 25, 1911
TOR 7 @ UTV 14
Nov. 30, 1957
WPG 7 vs HAM 32
YearChangeSurfaceCapacity
2007 Expansion Granulated Rubber Filled Artificial Turf (FieldTurf-like) 5,000
2003 Rebuilt/re-opened 2003 Granulated Rubber Filled Artificial Turf (FieldTurf-like) 1,500
1950 Expansion Natural Grass 21,739
1950 With collapsible bleachers Natural Grass 27,000
1924 Expansion Natural Grass 16,000
1911 Expansion Natural Grass 10,500
1898 Opened 1898 Natural Grass 500
GPWLTOTGOTLPFPA
Preseason
Toronto Argonauts 4 31 00 0137 97
Regular Season
Toronto Argonauts 159 9658 51 02,566 1,978
University of Toronto Varsity 21 147 00 0233 108
University of Toronto Varsity Seconds 25 1213 04 3287 251
Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 11 74 00 0158 92
Torontos 9 45 00 0157 117
Balmy Beach Aquatic Club 3 30 00 029 8
Balmy Beach 9 35 10 074 78
Toronto HMCS York Navy 3 21 00 046 27
Toronto Amateur Athletic Club 3 21 00 038 24
St. Michael's College 1 10 00 021 18
Osgoode Hall Rugby Club 1 10 00 019 0
Camp Borden Fliers 3 12 00 035 36
Camp Borden RCAF Hurricanes 1 01 00 012 15
Toronto Capitals 1 01 00 01 28
Toronto Victorias 5 05 00 016 138
Playoffs
Toronto Argonauts 18 99 00 0237 187
Balmy Beach 7 52 00 059 33
Balmy Beach Tip Tops 2 20 00 021 0
University of Toronto Varsity Seconds 1 10 00 06 0
Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 2 11 00 016 19
Toronto Torontos 3 12 00 023 46
University of Toronto Varsity 5 14 00 048 62
Sarnia Imperials 1 01 00 01 23
Hamilton Tigers 1 01 00 01 11
Balmy Beach Aquatic Club 2 02 00 012 32
Total
Toronto Argonauts 181 10868 51 02,940 2,262
University of Toronto Varsity 26 1511 00 0281 170
University of Toronto Varsity Seconds 26 1313 04 3293 251
Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 13 85 00 0174 111
Balmy Beach 16 87 10 0133 111
Toronto Torontos 12 57 00 0180 163
Balmy Beach Aquatic Club 5 32 00 041 40
Balmy Beach Tip Tops 2 20 00 021 0
Toronto HMCS York Navy 3 21 00 046 27
Toronto Amateur Athletic Club 3 21 00 038 24
Osgoode Hall Rugby Club 1 10 00 019 0
St. Michael's College 1 10 00 021 18
Camp Borden Fliers 3 12 00 035 36
Toronto Capitals 1 01 00 01 28
Sarnia Imperials 1 01 00 01 23
Camp Borden RCAF Hurricanes 1 01 00 012 15
Hamilton Tigers 1 01 00 01 11
Toronto Victorias 5 05 00 016 138

Grey Cup Record as Host Stadium

GPWLTOTGOTLPFPA
Toronto Argonauts 8 80 00 0164 36
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 2 20 00 044 13
University of Toronto Varsity 4 22 00 039 34
Edmonton Eskimos 1 10 00 050 27
Hamilton Wildcats 1 10 00 023 14
Sarnia Imperials 1 10 00 020 12
Toronto RCAF Hurricanes 1 10 00 08 5
Ottawa Rough Riders 3 12 00 044 44
Montreal Alouettes 3 12 00 080 91
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1 01 00 07 32
Toronto Torontos 1 01 00 07 13
Balmy Beach 1 01 00 02 8
GPWLTOTGOTLPFPA
Preseason
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1 10 00 034 27
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1 01 00 023 41
Montreal Alouettes 2 02 00 040 69
Total 4 13 00 097 137
Regular Season
Ottawa Rough Riders 40 1921 00 0594 612
Montreal Alouettes 27 1512 00 0542 559
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 20 136 10 0362 351
Hamilton Tigers 32 919 40 0306 332
Hamilton Rowing Club 11 65 01 095 136
Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 16 511 00 0130 209
Toronto Torontos 6 42 01 1109 59
Sarnia Imperials 7 42 11 193 55
Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 6 42 00 070 65
Toronto Argonauts 4 31 00 046 33
Balmy Beach Aquatic Club 3 21 01 030 30
Balmy Beach 4 22 00 037 18
Hamilton Tiger-Cubs 5 23 01 029 79
Camp Borden Fliers 5 23 00 054 59
St. Michael's College 1 10 00 015 7
Hagersville RCAF Bombers 1 10 00 015 12
Camp Borden RCAF Hurricanes 2 11 00 023 35
Peterborough 3 12 00 026 46
University of Western Ontario Varsity 5 14 00 019 62
University of Toronto Varsity Seconds 5 14 00 039 64
Ottawa Senators 10 19 00 037 163
Windsor Mic Macs 1 01 00 012 23
Dundas Rugby Club 1 01 00 03 9
Kitchener Panthers 1 01 00 01 12
McGill University Varsity 1 01 00 06 33
Montreal Cubs 1 01 00 013 58
Montreal Hornets 1 01 00 03 21
Montreal Royals 1 01 00 02 7
Queen's University Rugby Club 1 01 00 00 10
St. Thomas RCAF Hornets 1 01 00 04 11
Toronto Amateur Athletic Club 1 01 00 018 21
Toronto Capitals 1 01 00 01 40
Ottawa Ottawas 2 02 00 06 37
Toronto Victorias 2 02 00 011 49
Montreal Indians 2 02 00 04 26
St. Brigid's Football Club 3 03 00 08 61
Montreal Bulldogs 3 03 00 014 48
Hamilton Wildcats 4 04 00 046 89
Total 240 97137 65 22,823 3,541
Playoffs
Ottawa Rough Riders 84 40 00 8092
Hamilton Tigers 33 00 00 537
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 42 20 00 6454
University of Toronto Varsity Seconds 11 00 00 10
Toronto Torontos 11 00 00 144
Sarnia Imperials 31 20 00 1229
Sarnia 2-26 Battery Militia 10 10 00 012
Peterborough 10 10 00 721
Toronto Indians 10 10 00 015
Hamilton Tiger-Cubs 10 10 00 618
Hamilton Wildcats 10 10 00 06
Toronto Amateur Athletic Club 10 10 00 38
Total 26 1214 00 0240 266