Raptors plan to host limited number of fans for games

Posted at 2:24 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 18:40:16-05

TAMPA, Fla. — The Toronto Raptors have announced plans to host a limited number of fans for games in Tampa.

There will be fewer than 3,200 seats available for the pre-season game and 3,800 fans for regular-season games.

There will be no floor seats and no seats sold within 30 feet of the court.

“In these unique and challenging times, the Raptors are grateful to be able to work closely with the NBA, the Lightning organization and local public health officials to create a safe opportunity for a limited number of fans to take in games,” said Tom McDonald, Vice President of Ticket Sales and Service for MLSE. “As the Raptors call Tampa home for the start of the NBA season, the team looks forward to the opportunity to thank the community for their support while continually emphasizing the important steps required of all of us for a full return of fans when it is safe to do so.”

There will also be additional safety measures taken: All fans two years of age or older is required to wear a mask for the duration of their time within the venue; enhanced surface and air disinfection systems; physical distancing in the stands and while navigating the venue; a health survey screening for all guests as they enter the facility; cashless payments in the parking lot and for food and beverage services; and bags are prohibited for all Raptors games at the arena.

Tickets for the Raptors home games will be sold on Ticketmaster starting as low as $30 beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17.

Raptors start their pre-season against the Miami Heat on Dec. 18. at Amalie Arena.