Toronto on the Road


I've completed my goal of seeing a game in all 123 (now 124) 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, except for special circumstances in baseball.

In chronological order:

Toronto Maple Leafs

Opponent
Arena
Date
Result
Note
Buffalo SabresBuffalo Memorial AuditoriumMarch 16, 1990W4-3 Drove down from Waterloo
Vancouver CanucksPacific ColiseumMay 24, 1994L4-3 (2OT)Game 5, Western Conference Final, Eliminated
Montreal CanadiensBell CentreDecember 23, 2000W5-2Visiting from Japan
Philadelphia FlyersWells Fargo CenterMay 2, 2004L7-2Game 5, Eastern Conference Semifinal, last road playoff game until 2013
Anaheim DucksHonda CenterJanuary 9, 2008L5-0 2008 California Road Trip
Los Angeles KingsStaples CenterJanuary 10, 2008L5-22008 California Road Trip
San Jose SharksHP PavilionJanuary 12, 2008L3-22008 California Road Trip, Ron Wilson coached the Sharks
New Jersey DevilsPrudential CenterJanuary 20, 2008L3-2Business trip to NYC
Nashville PredatorsSommet CenterJanuary 18, 2010W4-32010 Southeast US Trip
Atlanta ThrashersPhilips ArenaJanuary 19, 2010L4-32010 Southeast US Trip
Tampa Bay LightningSt. Pete Times ForumJanuary 21, 2010L3-2 (OT)2010 Southeast US Trip
Florida PanthersBankAtlantic CenterJanuary 23, 2010L2-02010 Southeast US Trip
Ottawa SenatorsScotiabank PlaceMarch 6, 2010W2-1 (SO)Visiting family, great seats
Pittsburgh PenguinsConsol Energy CenterDecember 8, 2010L2-5Colton Orr flipped me a puck
Dallas StarsAmerican Airlines CenterNovember 25, 2011W4-3 (SO)2011 Dallas Thanksgiving Trip
Calgary FlamesScotiabank SaddledomeFebruary 14, 2012L5-12012 Prairie Trip
Edmonton OilersRexall PlaceFebruary 15, 2012W4-3 (OT)2012 Prairie Trip
Boston BruinsTD GardenJanuary 14, 2014W4-32014 Boston Trip
Colorado AvalanchePepsi CenterJanuary 21, 2014W5-22014 Denver Trip
New York IslandersNassau ColiseumFebruary 27, 2014L5-4 (OT)Stadium Journey Review
New York RangersMadison Square GardenMarch 5, 2014W3-2 (OT)Bozak penalty shot and OT winner
Washington CapitalsVerizon CenterMarch 16, 2014L4-2.500 elusive
Detroit Red WingsJoe Louis ArenaOctober 18, 2014L1-0 (OT)Hard luck loss
Columbus Blue JacketsNationwide ArenaOctober 16, 2015W6-3Babcock's first win as Leaf coach
Winnipeg JetsMTS Centre*December 2, 2015L6-1Three days after Grey Cup
Minnesota WildXcel Energy CenterDecember 3, 2015L1-0Goal overturned on challenge (correctly)
St. Louis BluesScottrade CenterDecember 5, 2015W4-1Sparks' first road win
New York IslandersBarclays CenterDecember 27, 2015W3-1Only Club 122 new venue this season
Chicago BlackhawksUnited CenterOctober 22, 2016L5-4 (SO)Blew a 2-goal lead in last 3 minutes
Edmonton OilersRogers PlaceNovember 29, 2016W4-2Also first visit to Rogers Place
Carolina HurricanesPNC ArenaFebruary 19, 2017W4-0First shutout win!
Buffalo SabresKeyBank CenterDecember 4, 2018W4-3 (OT)Matthews OT winner with 2.7 seconds left
Detroit Red WingsLittle Caesars ArenaFebruary 1, 2019L3-2 (OT)Jake Muzzin's first game as a Leaf
Vegas Golden KnightsT-Mobile ArenaFebruary 14, 2019W6-3Matthews' 100th goal
Phoenix CoyotesGila River ArenaFebruary 16, 2019L2-0Every NHL city complete
New York IslandersUBS ArenaNovember 21, 2021W3-0Woll first career shutout!
Vancouver CanucksRogers Arena2022-23
Seattle KrakenClimate Pledge Arena2022-23

Record: 17-14-5


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, except for special circumstances such as Opening Day.

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
Seattle MarinersKingdomeSep 16, 1991L6-5(11)Drove down from 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 (Opening Day)
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
Milwaukee BrewersMiller ParkMay 23-24, 2017W4-3, W8-4Goins, Goins, Gone!
Chicago CubsWrigley FieldAug 18-20, 2017L7-4, L4-3, L6-5 (10)What did you expect?
Minnesota TwinsTarget FieldMay 1-2, 2018W7-4(10), L4-0Fernando Romero MLB Debut for Minnesota
Chicago White SoxGuaranteed Rate FieldJuly 27-29, 2018W10-5, L9-5Axford starts, bullpen blows it
Oakland AthleticsOakland Alameda ColiseumApril 19-21, 2019W5-1, W10-1, W5-4First 3-game sweep!
Detroit TigersComerica ParkJuly 19, 21, 2019W12-1, L4-3(10)Missed the key moment due to a bad forecast
Los Angeles DodgersDodger StadiumAug 21-22, 2019L1-2, L2-3The Law doesn't always win.
New York YankeesYankee StadiumApr 1, 4, May 27, 2021, Apr 10, 2022W3-2, W3-1, W2-0, W3-0Pandemic opening series and Manoah debut, First road game 2022
Texas RangersGlobe Life FieldApr 6-7, 2021L4-7, L1-2Both games took just 2:33
Washington NationalsTD BallparkApr 27-28, 2021W9-5, L8-2Home games in Dunedin
Seattle MarinersSahlen FieldJune 29-July 1, 2021W9-3, L9-7, L7-2Home games in Buffalo
Seattle MarinersT-Mobile ParkAug 13-15, 2021L3-2, L9-3, W8-3Matz finally wins for me
Washington NationalsNationals ParkAug 17, 2021L12-6Bye-bye playoffs

Record 44-48

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 26 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!
Philadelphia 76ersWells Fargo CenterMay 9, 2019L112-101Game 6, Toronto won the series in 7 and the NBA Championship five weeks later
New Orleans  PelicansAmalie ArenaDecember  23, 2020L113-99Home game moved to Tampa due to pandemic
New York  KnicksMadison Square Garden2022-23

Record 3-2

Toronto FC

I don't travel for MLS, but have on occasion seen Toronto FC on the road.

Opponent
Arena
Date
Result
Note
Chicago FireToyota ParkAugust 19, 2017W3-1Made up for the Jays getting swept
NYCFCYankee StadiumJune 24, 2018L2-1The curse of Yankee Stadium continues
Inter MiamiRentschler FieldNovember 1, 2020W2-1Home game in Hartford
FC CincinnatiToyota ParkSeptember 11, 2021L2-0First home win for Cincy

Record 2-2

Toronto Marlies

Including these guys to improve the overall record.

Opponent
Arena
Date
Result
Note
Lehigh Valley PhantomsPPL CenterAugust 19, 2014L3-2Oh, we're losing here in Allentown
Adirondack FlamesGlens Falls Civic CenterMarch 14, 2015L5-4Another loss to the Flames
Utica CometsUtica Memorial ColiseumJanuary 13, 2016W3-2(SO)Favourite AHL rink
Syracuse CrunchOncenter War Memorial ArenaMay 8, 2018W2-1Second-round series clincher on their way to the Calder Cup
Charlotte CheckersBojangles ColiseumJanuary 20, 2019W5-0Checkers won the title that year
Belleville SenatorsCAA ArenaOctober 29, 2021W5-2Erik Kallgren with the win

Record 4-2

Toronto Arrows

Might as well include the Arrows of the MLR. the only undefeated squad on my journeys.

Opponent
Arena
Date
Result
Note
Rugby New York JFK StadiumMarch 27, 2022W14-10Worth the short trip to Hoboken

Overall record: 71-68-5. Just above .500 due to some creative accounting choices.

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