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Raptors' home games limited to 1,000 spectators

Games played at Scotiabank Arena will feature a reduced capacity for the next 3 weeks.

Scotiabank Arena will have many empty seats for the next 3 weeks in accordance with health authorities.

For the next three weeks, the Toronto Raptors will be limited to 1,000 spectators at games played in Scotiabank Arena, a decision made in accordance with health authorities.

The ruling will take effect on Friday, December 31.

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, which owns the venue, released the following statement:

“Following the province’s announcement today which further limits venue capacities,
MLSE venues, including Scotiabank Arena for upcoming Toronto Maple Leaf and Raptors games and other events, will transition to operating without any sold tickets effective Friday, December 31 except for league and team requirements up to 1,000 per game as we continue to work together in the fight against COVID-19. It is expected that these limits will be in place for the next three weeks at which time the province has indicated they will reassess restrictions.”

The Raptors have been operating with a maximum of 10,000 spectators since Dec. 16 after venue capacity was reduced to 50%.