The Toronto Maple Leafs will open the doors to the Air Canada Centre this weekend to hold the team’s second annual Fan Fest.
The Fan Fest is free to attend, but the tickets were distributed through a weekly lottery. The Fan Fest starts on Thursday, September 10 and will wrap up on Sunday, September 13. The fans will have an opportunity to ask questions to the Maple Leafs front office members, coaches, alumni and current players during a Town Hall meeting on Thursday night. The question and answer session will include Brendan Shanahan, Lou Lamoriello and coach Mike Babcock. Shanahan will also make a special Legends Row announcement at the Town Hall.
The fun will continue for fans on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. with the new additions to Legends Row being unveiled. The fans will also be able to meet some Maple Leafs greats from the past and the present. There will be a tour of the Maple Leafs locker room available so the fans can see where their favorite players get ready for the game. The fans will be able to take pictures with banners of certain players, which will include Doug Gilmour, Mats Sundin, Wendel Clark, Bill Barilko and Ace Bailey.
The Fan Fest continues on Sunday at 10 a.m. The fans can step into the Maple Leafs penalty box, where they can enjoy the view of the rink from ice level. They can also tour the visitor’s locker room to see where the “enemy” gets ready for the game. There will be live programming on stage that will include Leafs legends. There will also be interview and photo opportunities available during the weekend.
The Maple Leafs will also be selling game-worn equipment throughout the weekend. There will be a chance for Leafs fans to win tickets during a scavenger hunt that will take place during the Fan Fest.
The Leafs are just one of many NHL teams that do a Fan Fest to give back to the fans that have supported the fans throughout the years and will continue to support the team into the future.