Will Raptors play in Toronto this year?

Will the Raptors be able to play in Toronto?

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have gotten approval from the Canadian government to play games at their home arena this season, a team spokesman said Friday. Toronto played last season in Tampa, Florida, because of travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Will Raptors return to Toronto next season?

The Toronto Raptors have received approval to return to Canada for the 2021-22 regular season.

Where will the Toronto Raptors play in 2021?

The Raptors are back in Toronto. This was expected, but after a season played in Tampa Bay due to the pandemic and quarantine times in Canada, the Raptors will again play their home games at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto after getting approval from the Canadian government.

Why are the Raptors not playing in Toronto?

After playing their entire 2020-2021 season out of Tampa, Fla., due to COVID-19 restrictions that closed the Canada-U.S. border, the Raptors have not played at Scotiabank since Feb. 28, 2020, and are still awaiting the green light from municipal, provincial and federal health authorities to return home this season.

Will Raptors play at Scotiabank?

The Raptors will open their pre-season against the Philadelphia 76ers on Oct. 4 — their first game at Scotiabank Arena in more than 19 months. … Because of COVID-19 protocols and travel restrictions in Canada, the Raptors had to relocate to Tampa for the 2020-21 season and play home games out of Amalie Arena.

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Where will Raptors play next season?

Games will be played at Scotiabank Arena, they must be, Raptors president Masai Ujiri said Wednesday. While no official announcement has been made about a Raptors return to Toronto, the team is functioning as if it’ll be back home next year.

Why do Toronto Raptors play in NBA?

During the more recent modern expansions, the NBA decided to look north and added two Canada-based teams in 1995: the Vancouver Grizzlies (who later relocated to Memphis) and the Toronto Raptors. However, the Raptors are not the first team from Toronto to compete in the NBA.

Are Raptors Out of Playoffs 2021?

The Raptors were eliminated from playoff contention with the Indiana Pacers’ win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.

Where do the Raptors play stadium?

Scotiabank Arena is Canada’s premier sports and entertainment venue and home to the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, NBA’s Toronto Raptors and the NLL’s Toronto Rock.