Toronto Raptors Overview

Fast facts

League: Eastern Conference Atlantic Division

Head Coach: Darko Rajaković

Team Mascot: The Raptor

Year Opened: 1999

Capacity: 19800

City / State: Ontario / Canada

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Raptors vs Nets

Rival Team: Brooklyn Nets

The Raptors-Nets rivalry dates back to 2004 when the Raptors traded Vince Carter to the Nets. Since then these two Atlantic Division teams have met in the playoffs several times with their most recent contest in 2014 going to seven games. Things are usually pretty tense when these two get together, so don’t miss it when the Nets are in town.

Toronto Raptors Stadium Guide

In Game

The Raptors are Canada’s NBA team, which means you’ll find fans from all over the country inside the Air Canada Centre. Fans from all over the nation come to the ACC to support their team, and it shows in the impressive in-game atmosphere found here. The Raptors have been in the top 5 in attendance for the past few years, and the arena is bumping on game days as the fans are loud and proud when it comes to supporting the Raptors.

In recent years the team itself has also put a lot of effort in ramping up the Raptors game day experience. Jurassic Park, located at Maple Leaf Square, gets you in the game day feeling before you even enter the arena. Once inside the arena, you’ll encounter plenty of Raptors and Maple Leafs banners inside the arena, which go a long way in making the ACC feel like a special place.

Once the game starts, you’ll experience the typical NBA game day experience equipped with a dance team, mascot, and in-arena DJ. While these components of the game are all expected, they are executed well by the Raptors and give off a big league basketball feeling that you won’t find anywhere else in Canada.
A trip to the American Airlines Centre for a Raptors game is a must for any Canadian or basketball fan out there, so plan your trip today.

Things to check out

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park is located in Maple Leaf Square on the western side of the Scotiabank Arena and is the best place to see a big Toronto playoff game, besides inside the arena itself. If you can’t get a ticket to the game or just want to hang out with some diehard Raptors fans before the game, then stop by Jurassic Park.

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Fan Zone

The Fan Zone opens two hours before games and features a variety of interactive basketball and hockey related activities. At the fan zone you can shoot some hoops or pucks, so make sure to stop by before the game.

Real Sports Apparelmpage

You’ll find any Toronto team gear you could want at this 3,000 sq ft sports apparel palace. If you’re looking to pick up a souvenir of your trip to Toronto, then there is no better place to do so then Real Sports Apparel.

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This public walkway is home to the arena’s ticket office as well as many artifacts from the original Canada Post Delivery Building. If you’re a history buff as well as a basketball fan, then stop and check this out.

Dance Pak

The Dance Pak is the official dance team of the Toronto Raptors. They perform a variety of routines throughout the game and put on a great show, so don’t miss them during your visit to Toronto.

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The Raptor

The Raptor entertains the crowd by performing all kinds of stunts and antics. You never know he’ll get into next, so keep your eyes peeled for him throughout the game.

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Raptors Fan Patrol

Get loud and show off your Raptors pride for your chance to win cool prizes when you see the Raptors Fan Patrol. The Fan Patrol does an excellent job of getting everyone pumped up with their fun promotions so be on alert for them.

4Korners Raptors Soundcrew

4Korners gets everyone up on their feet with his impressive DJ stylings and is an essential component to any Raptors game day. Enjoy 4Korners jams during your visit to the Scotiabank Arena.

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The Toronto-based rapper is one of the biggest Raptors fans out there and so it’s highly likely you’ll see him at the game. Keep an eye out for Drake as you never know where he’ll pop up next.

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Fight Songs

  1. “We The North”

    “We The North” has become a popular slogan among Raptors fans, who have embraced the team’s identity as Canada’s only team. The slogan can be heard chanted throughout games and can even be found on t-shirts as well.

  2. Let's Go Raptors! Chant

    Let’s Go Raptors!

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Toronto Raptors Bars & Restaurants

  1. The Fox

    Phase Dining Entertainment beer

    THE FOX is the perfect spot for a quick. delicious pre-game meal or stay to a watch with the amazing crowd.

    35 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5J 1J5, Canada


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  2. Boxcar Social

    Boxcar Social Whiskey

    Offers a curated, rotating list of coffees from the best roasters in the world.

    1208 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 1W1, Canada


    Bar website

    cafe - $

  3. Amsterdam BrewHouse

    Amsterdam BrewHouse Beer

    Where local craft beer meets local artisan food. 14 beers on tap, there’s something that suits every kind of taste!

    245 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2K9, Canada


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  4. Hoops Sports Bar & Grill

    Hoops Sports Bar Grill Beer

    Hoops Sports Bar and Grill is Toronto's premiere venue for all things in the wide world of sports.

    125 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5J 3A8, Canada


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  5. Firkin on Harbour

    Firkin on Harbour Beer

    With twenty beers on tap, and a menu that aims to please a wide variety of palates, we offer a comfortable and inviting environment to grab a bite, a casual drink, or to watch the game.

    10 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 1R4, Canada


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  6. Real Sports Bar & Grill

    Real Sports

    Experience the most thrilling match-ups played out in supersize at Real Sports Bar & Grill, where bigger the better is our mantra.

    15 York St a, Toronto, ON M5J 0A3, Canada


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  7. The Miller Tavern


    The Miller Tavern offers serious seafood, superb steaks, and sophisticated spirits in a casual, comfortable, urban environment.

    31 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J 2Z3, Canada


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$

  8. The Loose Moose

    The Loose Moose Beer

    The Loose Moose is a lively bar in downtown Toronto favoured by locals and out-of-towners since 1989.

    146 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1G2, Canada


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  9. Steam Whistle Brewing

    Steam Whistle Brewing Beer

    All natural, craft brewed, Canada's Premium Pilsner. Do one thing really, really well.

    255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3M9, Canada


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  10. Bar Hop

    Bar Hop Dinner

    The Bar Hop is a craft beer bar that offers 38 taps with rotating choices, one off-brews and seasonal selections.

    391 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K1, Canada


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Panago

    Panago Pizza

    Snack on some great delicious pizza that's surprisingly at the top level!

    120 Lynn Williams St, Toronto, ON M6K 3N6, Canada


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  12. Pizza Pizza

    Imos Pizza Pizza

    Pizza Pizza is Canada's number one destination for Hot and Fresh pizza.

    678 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1G8, Canada


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  13. Taverna Mercatto

    Taverna Mercatto Lunch

    Not only will you be dazzled by the nice interior design of this restaurant but also by their food!

    120 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5J 0A1, Canada


    Bar website

    italian - $$

  14. iQ Food

    iQ Food

    We’re rethinking the way food is procured, sold and experienced. our process begins by creating a menu that shifts with the seasons.

    18 York St, Toronto, ON M5J, Canada


    Bar website

    cafe - $$

  15. E11even

    Eleven caesar salad

    e11even is a restaurant that embraces Toronto's energy in the heart of the sports & entertainment district. Modern, sophisticated and elegant at e11even you will enjoy an unsurpassed dining experience that will dazzle the senses.

    15 York St, Toronto, ON M5J 0A3, Canada


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  16. Pizza Rustica

    Pizza Rustica

    We go out of our way to provide you authentic Italian fresh dishes that keep you craving to come back for another bite at Pizza Rustica.

    270 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3P5, Canada


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  17. 360 Restaurant

    Three Sixty Restaurant Steak

    360, The Restaurant at the CN Tower, one of Toronto's finest, features unforgettable Canadian cuisine combined with an outstanding revolving view of Toronto more than 350 metres (1,150 ft) below.

    301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6, Canada


    Bar website

    american - $$$$

  18. Bardi’s Steak House

    Bardis Steak House Steak

    This smart space at the intersection of Toronto’s entertainment and financial districts — just steps from the Rogers Centre.

    56 York St, Toronto, ON M5J 1S8, Canada


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$