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Canada's Top 3 Best Stadiums For Sports Fans Are All Apparently West Of Saskatchewan

With sports fans beginning to dream about seeing live sports in Canada again (while complying with strict COVID-19 protocols), now is the perfect time to start arguing about Canada's best stadium.

According to a new study from, the answer is Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium, which ranked first in the "fan experience" index and handily beat out any stadiums from Ontario or Quebec.

The index is based on seven factors, including capacity, parking, Google reviews, food options nearby and food options inside the stadium.

When calculated, the top three stadiums were all in Western Canada — Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, BC Place in Vancouver and Royal Athletic Park in Victoria.

Ontario and Quebec did each see a stadium make it into the top five, however, with IGA Stadium ranked in fourth and the Rogers Centre in fifth.

Unsurprisingly, Toronto's two stadiums in the top 10 list had the most expensive nearby parking, while Vancouver's Royal Athletic Park scored the best for food.

The ranking does not take team performance into account, however, which might be why the Rogers Centre only came in fifth — otherwise, Vladdy Jr. might have slugged his way into another victory.

Ontario Is Increasing Sports Venue Capacity Limits & More Fans Can Catch Games In-Person

The changes are coming into effect on Saturday at 12:01 a.m.

Calling all sports fans: Ontario just gave the green light for more fans in the stands.

"With public health and health care indicators currently stable and proof of vaccination now in effect, we are able to recommend cautiously easing capacity limits in certain settings," Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario's chief medical officer of health, announced in a September 24 press conference. These settings include sports venues.

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Prepare to come armed with your proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result at your next live sporting event or concert in Toronto this fall.

Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) the company that owns many of the largest arenas and stadiums in Toronto just announced it will be requiring proof of vaccination at all of its venues.

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If you weren't part of the lucky few who snagged tickets to the Toronto Blue Jays home opener game next week, some scalped tickets are already out-of-the-park expensive.

Tickets went on sale to the general public early on Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. and could have been bought either online or directly through the Jays' ticket office. Resale tickets on StubHub range widely starting at the high price of $183 to something even more exorbitant at $11,910 a ticket.

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Toronto FC Is Officially Coming Home & Hitting BMO Field This Saturday

And 7,000 lucky fans will get to watch the game live! ⚽️

Dreams really do come true — Toronto FC had their wishes granted and will be coming home to play against Orlando FC this Saturday, July 17. To top it all off, some fans will be able to watch the game live at BMO Field.

The team announced they will have 7,000 fans at this weekend's game and is inviting frontline health care workers, first responders, and season seat members to be the first ones back in the stands.

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