Are you a diehard Toronto Maple Leafs fan? Do you bleed blue and white? You may want to check out Fan Fest in Toronto from Friday, September 5, 2014 to Sunday, September 7, 2014. The Toronto Maple Leafs are holding their first Leafs Nation Fan Fest presented by Toronto Area Ford Dealers.
Here’s your chance to meet current and alumni Toronto Maple Leafs players. You’ll also be able to tour the Leafs’ dressing room and get your photo taken dropping the puck at centre ice. Undergo Maple Leafs combine testing with the Leafs Training and Hockey Development Staff. More than 2,000 pieces of official game-worn gear will be available for purchase.
Ford Friday Night on September 5 includes:
- 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.: The Pro Equipment Sale powered by Real Sports Apparel will be open. Fans will get access to over 2,000 game-worn items.
- 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: The Ford Friday Night Town Hall will include an address from Brendan Shanahan regarding the upcoming season, Q&As with players, coached and management and a special ceremony honouring legendary Maple Leafs Stanley Cup winners.
- 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Fan Fest Sneak Peek
Ticket holders on Ford Friday Night will also get to tour the Maple Leafs’ and Visitors’ Dressing Room tours, the Maple Leafs Memories and Dreams Museum and drop the puck at Centre Ice.
Ford Friday is a reserved seating event. Tickets are $50-$80 each and can be purchased online.
Activities on Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. include:
- Player and Alumni Autograph and Photo Sessions
- Maple Leafs Dressing Room Tours
- Visitor Dressing Room Tours
- Drop the Puck at Centre Ice
- Maple Leafs Combine Testing in Maple Leaf Square
- Kids Zone
- Maple Leafs Memories and Dreams Museum
- Maple Leafs Alumni Lounge
- Pro Equipment Sale powered
- Hockey Central Desk and Be A Broadcaster
- Interactive Gaming Zone
Tickets on Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7, 2014 are General Admission. Tickets for Saturday or Sunday are Adults $49, Children (14 and under) $19 and Family One Day Pass (2 Adults, 2 Children) $89 and can be purchased online.
The team will unveil the first three members of ‘Legends Row’, a public statue in Maple Leaf Square that will honour great Toronto Maple Leafs’ players during the Leafs’ 97-year history. The team announced that Ted Kennedy, along with two other Leaf legends to be named at Fan Fest, will be the first players to be honoured with bronze statues.
Ted Kennedy was one of the Leafs’ greatest captains. A five-time Stanley Cup winner and five-time All-Star, ‘Teeder’ spent his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1942 to 1957 where he served eight seasons as captain. Kennedy won the Hart Trophy as League MVP in 1955 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966.