Toronto Raptors Receive Permission from Federal Government to Play at Home
The Toronto Raptors are officially back.
The team’s President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri has state repeatedly that the Raptors will not be subjected to play their home games anywhere outside of the Scotiabank Arena this coming season.
Over the weekend, Ujiri’s wishes and requests have finally been granted.
The Toronto Raptors have received the necessary approval from the federal government of Canada to play their home games in the Scotiabank Arena during the 2021-22 season and onwards. The Raptors spent the entirety of last year’s global pandemic-effected NBA season in Tampa Bay, playing their home games at the Amalie Arena. The Raptors last played at the Scotiabank Arena over a year ago, on February 28, 2020.
“We are optimistic regarding our ability to host full capacity events at Scotiabank Arena,” the spokesperson said.
The Raptors are slated to play their first game back home on October 4 in a preseason tilt against the Philadelphia 76ers. They will host the Washington Wizards on October 20 as they kick their season off in Toronto.
The boys are finally coming back home.