Toronto destination for Man Utd hero on 25th anniversary of historic Treble 

Canada's World Cup city to stage Evening With Jaap Stam


Toronto will stage Canada’s opening match at the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Meantime, two years before the big Kick Off, the city has attracted a famous name from the world of football for a special event.

Former Manchester United hero Jaap Stam, who made 67  international appearances for the Netherlands, will be the star of a Gala Dinner hosted by the Toronto Reds on Friday, May 24. 

Stam, who was a semi-finalist against Brazil in the 1998 World Cup in France, will appear for one night only at the Four Points by Sheraton, Airport Hotel. 

The event is being jointly promoted by Hans Hansen and Man Utd The Religion. 

Tickets on Sale Now at photograph Left to Right of event organnisers John Gubba, Intek Ahmed & Hans Hanson

Photo opportunity

‘An Evening with Jaap Stam’ is a unique chance for fans in Toronto to meet one of Manchester United’s greatest ever defenders. 

Stam was part of the famous Treble winning side that won the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup in 1999. And he’ll be celebrating the 25th anniversary of that historic achievement in what will be the first event of its kind in Toronto. 

At the Gala Dinner guests will have the chance to be photographed with the former soccer star. The highlight of the evening will be Jaap Stam on stage in conversation with Hansen who says: “I’ve worked with Jaap before and I know he likes meeting up with fans.”

Adds Toronto Reds founder Intek Ahmed: “It’s a huge deal that Jaap’s decided to come and spend an evening with us. So we’re really looking for to it.”

The event comes on the eve of the FA Cup Final at Wembley, when Stam’s former club Manchester United hope to be taking part . . . 25 years to the day after beating Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League Final in Barcelona to clinch their historic Treble. 

Stam’s message to his fans: “I’m looking forward to bringing a bit of Old Trafford to Toronto in May. I’ll see you guys over there!” to book tickets for An Evening With Jaap Stam in Toronto. Get your tickets now before this sells out!
Date: Friday, 24 May 2024
Venue: Four Points by Sheraton, Toronto Airport

Jaap Stam in Toronto on 24 May 2024
Jaap Stam in Toronto on 24 May 2024