Toronto Shooting Stars

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Toronto Shooting Stars
Full name Toronto Shooting Stars
Founded 1996 (Francois Glasman)
Dissolved 1997
Ground Maple Leaf Gardens
Ground Capacity 15,726
League NPSL

Toronto Shooting Stars were an indoor soccer team based in Toronto, Ontario that competed in the defunct NPSL. The team began play in the 1996-1997 season, with home games taking place at Maple Leaf Gardens.[1] However, the ownership of the franchise collapsed just 3 games into its first season, forcing the league to take control of the team's operations for the remainder of the season.[2] After losses of nearly $1 million, the team suspended operations for the 1997-1998 season.[3][4] It was reported that the owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs held negotiations to purchase the team, but it never returned to play.[4]

Year-by-year record[edit]

Year League Reg. Season GF GA Pct Finish Playoffs Playoffs Avg. Attendance
1996-97 NPSL 6-34 416 685 .150 4th North Out of playoffs 3,008[5]



  1. ^ Mauntah, Richard (October 18, 1996). "Shooting Stars in danger of fading away". Financial Post. p. 48. 
  2. ^ Da Costa, Norman (November 2, 1996). "League bails out soccer's Stars". Toronto Star. p. E7. 
  3. ^ "Hamilton in the running for moving Stars". Hamilton Spectator. 1997-03-11. 
  4. ^ a b "Shooting Stars to go on hiatus for one season". Toronto Star. August 15, 1997. p. E5. 
  5. ^ "NPSL attendance". Archived from the original on 2007-03-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  6. ^ "Final Standings". National Professional Soccer League. Archived from the original on 1997-06-11. Retrieved 2011-06-09.