Raptors may be Forced to Play Home Games South of the Border
The Toronto Raptors may be playing their home games south of the border next season.
Similar to the Toronto Blue Jays of this past MLB season, the ongoing global pandemic may force the Raptors out of Canada.
With the strict COVID-19 protocols instilled in the country, the government may ask the Raptors to play away from the friendly confines of Scotiabank Arena in order to keep the number of people coming in and out of the country at a minimum. According to sources close to Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports, a potential spot for the Raptors to play their home games would be in Louisville.
The Raptors remain hopeful they’ll be able to host games in Toronto next season, I'm told. Several contingency options have been discussed internally, in case thats not possible, but nothing's imminent. Much is still unknown. Louisville was never on the table for the organization
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) October 23, 2020
“The Raptors face a similar dilemma,” said Goodwill. “And league sources tell Yahoo Sports one alternate location that has been broached is Louisville, Kentucky.”
Obviously, the Raptors would prefer to stay in Toronto, but ultimately, the situation may be out of their hands. The final spot is not yet set in stone and there are conflicting reports on whether Louisville is even in play, but it is growing increasingly unlikely that the Raptors will get to play in Toronto, let alone with fans in attendance.
Hey Siri, what are some nice places to see in Louisville, Kentucky?