Insider's game day: Toronto Raptors
Attending a Raptors game is always an exciting experience. From great food and drink to the comradery and energy in the stands and, of course, the fast paced, high stakes, edge-of-your-seat action on the court, there’s never a dull moment.
Here are some tips to make the most of your next Raptors game day.
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Toronto Raptors home games are played at Scotiabank Arena, the city’s premier sports entertainment arena located downtown at 40 Bay Street.
Scotiabank Arena is also where hockey fans go to cheer on the Toronto Maple Leafs when they play their home games. It's also home to the Toronto Rock lacrosse team and hosts the hottest concerts and performances in between sporting events.
The facility features an extensive array of options for food and drink, with a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and all sorts of food vendors from gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan to halal and kosher—as well as the traditional hot dog and burger stands.
Getting to Scotiabank Arena
The easiest way to get to Scotiabank Area is via public transportation.
Union Station is the main hub for buses (6 bus or 72 bus), GO trains, TTC trains along the Yonge/Bloor and University lines and streetcars (509 and 510)
there's also a GO bus terminal at 81 Bay Street, which is a short walk from the arena
the PATH Walkway is a network of underground walkways that connect Scotiabank Arena to shopping, dining, attractions and accommodations throughout the downtown core; it’s a great way to get around and explore the city when the weather is less agreeable—just be sure to get acquainted with the PATH well in advance of game day as it can be confusing to navigate at first, and you don’t want to miss any of the action
Places near Scotiabank Arena
Located within walking distance of many famous attractions like the CN Tower and Ripley's Aquarium, Scotiabank Arena has no shortage of things to do and places to dine nearby:
Maple Leaf Square is a complex across from the arena that features e11even with an outdoor patio and Real Sports with many large screen TVs to watch the game
outside the complex, the public square (locally dubbed “Jurassic Park") is a popular spot for sports fans to gather, watch the game on a giant jumbotron and celebrate every win
Tips for the best fan experience
If you love the Toronto Raptors, you’re in good company. The Raptors have a dedicated and diverse fanbase who are passionate diehards for the sport and team.
Superfan Nav Bhatia has been attending Raptors home games since day one and is now considered a local celebrity. International mega music star Drake is also recognized for his commitment to championing the team, so don’t be surprised if you see him cheering courtside.
Toronto Raptors merchandise
Did you know that Toronto Raptors team merchandise is a top 10 brand for basketball fans around the world? Pick up your favourite merch item to show your pride and cheer on Toronto’s beloved team.
The Sport Chek store in Maple Leaf Square sells Toronto Raptors jerseys, or you can also purchase merchandise at one of the many shops in the Scotiabank Arena.
Last updated: December 29, 2022