Toronto on the Road


I've completed my goal of seeing a game in all 122 Big 4 venues, so to keep my sports road trips going, I also want to see the two Toronto teams I follow in every road venue. This is tougher with the Blue Jays as they only play in 1 or 2 different National League ballparks every season, but now quite easy to do for the Leafs who will play every team on the road at least once per season. I am only including the first verifiable visit I made to each venue as well.

In chronological order:

Toronto Maple Leafs

Opponent
Arena
Date
Result
Note
Buffalo SabresBuffalo Memorial AuditoriumMarch 16, 1990W 4-3 Drove down from Waterloo
Vancouver CanucksPacific ColiseumMay 24, 1994L 4-3 (2OT)Game 5, Western Conference Final, Eliminated
Montreal CanadiensBell CentreDecember 23, 2000W 5-2Visiting from Japan
Philadelphia FlyersWells Fargo CenterMay 2, 2004L 7-2Game 5, Eastern Conference Semifinal, last road playoff game until 2013
Anaheim DucksHonda CenterJanuary 9, 2008L 5-0 2008 California Road Trip
Los Angeles KingsStaples CenterJanuary 10, 2008L 5-22008 California Road Trip
San Jose SharksHP PavilionJanuary 12, 2008L 3-22008 California Road Trip, Ron Wilson coached the Sharks
New Jersey DevilsPrudential CenterJanuary 20, 2008L 3-2Business trip to NYC
Nashville PredatorsSommet CenterJanuary 18, 2010W 4-32010 Southeast US Trip
Atlanta ThrashersPhilips ArenaJanuary 19, 2010L 4-32010 Southeast US Trip
Tampa Bay LightningSt. Pete Times ForumJanuary 21, 2010L 3-2 (OT)2010 Southeast US Trip
Florida PanthersBankAtlantic CenterJanuary 23, 2010L 2-02010 Southeast US Trip
Ottawa SenatorsScotiabank PlaceMarch 6, 2010W 2-1 (SO)Visiting home, great seats
Pittsburgh PenguinsConsol Energy CenterDecember 8, 2010L 2-5Colton Orr flipped me a puck
Dallas StarsAmerican Airlines CenterNovember 25, 2011W 4-3 (SO)2011 Dallas Thanksgiving Trip
Calgary FlamesScotiabank SaddledomeFebruary 14, 2012L 5-12012 Prairie Trip
Edmonton OilersRexall PlaceFebruary 15, 2012W 4-3 (OT)2012 Prairie Trip
Boston BruinsTD GardenJanuary 14, 2014W 4-32014 Boston Trip
Colorado AvalanchePepsi CenterJanuary 21, 2014W 5-22014 Denver Trip
New York IslandersNassau ColiseumFebruary 27, 2014L 5-4 (OT)Stadium Journey Review
New York RangersMadison Square GardenMarch 5, 2014W 3-2 (OT)Bozak penalty shot and OT winner
Washington CapitalsVerizon CenterMarch 16, 2014L 4-2.500 elusive
Detroit Red WingsJoe Louis ArenaOctober 18, 2014L 1-0 (OT)Hard luck loss
Columbus Blue JacketsNationwide ArenaOctober 16, 2015W 6-3Babcock's first win as Leaf coach
Winnipeg JetsMTS CentreDecember 2, 2015L 6-1Three days after Grey Cup
Minnesota WildXcel Energy CenterDecember 3, 2015L 1-0Goal overturned on challenge (correctly)
St. Louis BluesScottrade CenterDecember 5, 2015W 4-1Sparks' first road win
New York IslandersBarclays CenterDecember 27, 2015W 3-1Only Club 122 new venue this season
Chicago BlackhawksUnited CenterOctober 22, 2016L 5-4 (SO)Blew a 2-goal lead in last 3 minutes
Edmonton OilersRogers PlaceNovember 29, 2016W 4-22016 Alberta Trip
Carolina HurricanesPNC ArenaFebruary 19, 2017W4-02017 Carolina Trip

Record: 14-13-4

To Come:

2017-18
Phoenix Coyotes
Vegas Golden Knights
2018-20 New Venues
Buffalo
Vancouver
Detroit

Toronto Blue Jays

Baseball teams play multiple games in a series, which are great for sports road trips as you can spend an entire weekend in the city and explore. This list includes first visits to the venue, so when I see the Jays at Yankee Stadium these days, I don't add it here.

Opponent
Ballpark
Date
Result
Note
Detroit TigersTiger StadiumJune 7-8, 1986L2-1, W4-2Chartered bus trip from Waterloo - 1st sports road trip!
Chicago White SoxComiskey ParkAug 15, 1990L3-4Driving to Vancouver, last year of Old Comiskey
Minnesota TwinsMetrodomeAug 19, 1990W9-1Driving to Vancouver
Baltimore OriolesCamden YardsAug 25-26, 2001W9-0, W5-12001 MLB Road Trip
New York YankeesYankee StadiumAug 28,30, 2001L0-4, L4-5 (11)2001 MLB Road Trip
Cleveland IndiansJacobs FieldSep 24-25, 2001W3-2 (11), L11-72001 MLB Road Trip
San Diego PadresPetco ParkJune 18-20, 2004W3-2, L2-3, W3-0Petco Park first season
Boston Red SoxFenway ParkSep 3, 2006W6-1Rain did not spoil a great Jays' win
Pittsburgh PiratesPNC ParkJune 20-22, 2008L1-0 (12), L3-6, W8-5First games with Cito Gaston back as manager
New York YankeesYankee StadiumJuly 3,4,6, 2009L4-2, L6-5 (12), W7-6First year of new Yankee Stadium
Arizona DiamondbacksChase FieldMay 21-23, 2010L8-6, L8-5, W12-42010 London/LA Trip
Los Angeles AngelsAngel StadiumMay 25, 2010W6-02010 London/LA Trip
Kansas City RoyalsKauffman StadiumJuly 19-21, 2010L5-4 (10), W13-1, L5-22010 Midwest Trip
Atlanta BravesTurner FieldJune 8-10, 2012L4-3 (10), L5-2, W5-4Memories of 1992!
Miami MarlinsMarlins ParkJune 22-24, 2012W12-5, W7-1, L9-0First year of Marlins Stadium, Day after seeing the Heat win the 2012 NBA title. 
Tampa Bay RaysTropicana FieldApr 1-3, 2014; Apr 3, 2016W4-2, W3-0, L7-2, W5-32014 Florida Trip + 2016 Tampa Trip
Philadelphia PhilliesCitizens Bank ParkMay 5-6, 2014W3-0,W6-5 (10)1993 World Series rematch, first sweep for me!
Cincinnati RedsGreat American BallparkJun 20-22, 2014W14-9, L11-1L4-32nd biggest comeback in franchise history
Houston AstrosMinute Maid ParkMay 15- 17, 2015L6-4, L8-4, L6-5Why not have them play Texas around the same time?
New York MetsCiti FieldJune 16, 2015L3-2Ended an 11-game winning streak against the Mets
San Francisco GiantsAT&T ParkMay 9-11, 2016W3-1W4-0, L5-4 (13)Part of the 2016 Texas Trip oddly enough
Texas RangersGlobe Life ParkMay 13-15, 2016W5-0, L6-5 (10), L7-6Brawl!
Colorado Rockies Coors FieldJune 27-29, 2016L9-5, W14-9, W5-3Hailstorm causes 2:41 delay, game finished at 1:12 am.
St. Louis CardinalsBusch StadiumApril 25, 27, 2017W6-5(11), L4-8(11), L4-6Coghlan diving slide, then swept in a DH
Atlanta BravesSunTrust ParkMay 17-18, 2017L4-8, W9-0Another Bautista bat flip

Record 29-31

Remaining Teams

NL Central
Milwaukee Brewers (May 23-24, 2017)
Chicago Cubs (August 18-20, 2017)

AL West
Oakland Athletics (2018)
Seattle Mariners (2018)

NL West
Los Angeles Dodgers (2019?)

NL East
Washington Nationals (2021?, thanks to a postponement in 2015)

New Venues (2018-2020)
Minnesota
Chicago White Sox
Detroit

Toronto Raptors

I didn't intend to add this but after the Raptors beat Brooklyn in January 2014, I've decided to keep track of this as well. Will I ever see all remaining 27 arenas? Doubtful, but you never know.

Opponent
Arena
Date
Result
Note
Cleveland CavaliersQuicken Loans ArenaJanuary 5, 2011W120-1052010-11 Winter Trip
Brooklyn NetsBarclays CenterJanuary 27, 2014W104-103Last second steal and shot from Patrick Patterson
Orlando MagicAmway CenterMarch 30, 2014W98-93Entrance to Club 122 achieved!

Record 3-0!

Overall record: 46-44-4. Amazingly above .500 thanks to the Raptors and overtime losses!

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