TORONTO, 2014-10-30— /EPR Retail News/ — LS travel retail North America and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) are pleased to announce the opening of a sports apparel and accessories retail concept. Awarded in June as part of a competitive process, the new concept, named The Scoreboard, officially opened yesterday in YYZ Terminal 1 Domestic.
Providing travelers with the best in Toronto sports team memorabilia, The Scoreboard is an exciting addition to Canada’s largest airport, introducing Toronto Pearson’s passengers to a local, flexible, dynamic sports store that entices both the die-hard fan as well as the out-of-town traveler looking for an authentic piece of the Toronto sports scene.
“We are very proud of this new proprietary concept, developed specifically for Toronto Pearson”, said Vadim Motlik, Chief Development Officer at LS travel retail. “With its innovative design and flexible approach, the Scoreboard brings the best of Toronto sports to the travelers all year round and further delivers on our promise of superior customer experience in YYZ”.
In addition to authentic merchandise and officially licensed products from Toronto’s Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Raptors, Argonauts and more, The Scoreboard offers products related to the moment’s hottest sports trends, thanks to a flexible section dedicated to the most popular sporting events. From the 2015 Pan Am Games (whose representatives attended yesterday’s Grand Opening event) to the Honda Indy, and the 2016 Summer Olympics, travelers and workers at Toronto Pearson’s will enjoy popular, quality sports gear and souvenirs all year round. They will also be able to catch a glimpse of their favourite games while shopping, through the store’s four TV screens.
“Toronto is a city that loves its sports teams”, said Scott Collier, Vice President of Customer and Terminal Services for the GTAA. “Having authentic sports merchandise from great teams like the Leafs, the Raptors and the Blue Jays is a great fit for Toronto Pearson. The Scoreboard provides passengers with one more opportunity to take home a piece of Toronto’s rich sports heritage.”
With over 36 million passengers traveling through the Airport each year, Toronto Pearson is the largest and busiest airport in Canada, and a major North American global gateway.