There is not a better university hockey venue in Canada than Mattamy Home Ice. Ryerson University has done an amazing job of taking a hockey cathedral in the Maple Leaf Gardens and repurposing it in the best way possible. Hockey fans all over North America need to take a pilgrimage to this unbelievable facility!
There is absolutely no comparison between the Goldring Centre and the old Athletic Centre. Toronto now has one of the top basketball facilities in the country. It will be interesting going forward to see if Toronto can capitalize on their facility and translate that into better recruiting classes and stronger teams on the court. However, it is undeniable that the Goldring Centre and Kimel Family Field House have given Toronto a new gold standard.
Although it may not be the highest profile hockey, the Waterloo Warriors are an experience worth checking out. The Columbia IceField Arena is a unique venue and provides a great atmosphere for hockey. A throwback to those youth hockey venues of the past, the IceField amplifies the sights and sounds of the game and is a unique spot. The Old Barn awaits!
This week on the Stadium Journey Podcast, the Team once again welcomes the voice of the Toronto Argonauts, Mike Hogan. The Team breaks out of the stadium and heads behind the curtain as they discuss the effects that television have had on sports. Does the good outweigh the bad? Does replay help or hurt the game? What is this whole e-sports thing anyway? Join Dan Colacicco, Paul Baker, Marc Viquez and Dave Cottenie as the tube is king this week on the Stadium Journey Podcast.
Michigan may not be the first thought when it comes to NCAA basketball. However, the Wolverines have been a great team recently with appearances in the National Championship final to prove it. Crisler Center has seen some significant improvements and fans will not be disappointed in their experience at the House that Cazzie Built. Maybe not a basketball bucket list item, but the Michigan Wolverines will provide a pleasant surprise for those attending for the first time.
It is undeniable that the Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the most significant franchises in all of sport. For hockey fans everywhere, a pilgrimage to Scotiabank Arena is necessary for the fulfilling of the bucket list. The Leafs will provide a great experience and fans will not be disappointed. However, it is important for fans to save up as it is an expensive affair.