About Scotiabank Arena
Scotiabank Arena is the primary sports and entertainment venue in Toronto. Since opening in 1999, it has served as the home of the NBA’s Raptors and NHL’s Maple Leafs. The arena is also home to the Toronto Rock, a box lacrosse team and has hosted countless concerts and political events. Scotiabank Arena is located in the heart of Toronto, walking distance from the Rogers Centre, CN Tower, Hockey Hall of Fame, and the city’s Harbor.
Best Places to Sit at Scotiabank Arena
If you're headed to a Scotiabank Arena concert, floor seating is your best chance to be as close to the performer as possible. However, sections 107-110 can also get you close to the stage, albeit on the side from a slightly elevated angle. Finally, sections 101-104 are the best places in Scotiabank Arena to get a straight-ahead view of the stage during a concert. These seats won’t be particularly close to the artist, but they will provide a clear, unobstructed view of the stage.
If you attend a Scotiabank Arena sporting event, sections 107-109 and 118-120 are the best places to sit close to the action, although rows 15 and higher may be preferred in order to give you a full view of the court or ice. If you prefer cheaper tickets, try to find a spot in sections 309 or 321. These seats will be in the upper level of the arena, but they will be right in the middle of the arena and provide the best view of the game from high up.
Tips for Visiting Scotiabank Arena
There are many other attractions in close proximity to Scotiabank Arena – it’s almost foolish not to check out some of Toronto’s other hot spots prior to the game. You’ll also find that parking becomes a lot more affordable and easy to find the further you get from the arena. There’s nothing wrong with saving a little money on parking, especially if it means taking a little stroll through Toronto and seeing what else the city has to offer.
Food to Try at Scotiabank Arena
In a cosmopolitan city like Toronto, you'd expect a lot of food options, and Scotiabank Arena doesn’t disappoint. The arena has gourmet hot dogs, such as the Dorito Dog, Chili Dog, or Bacon Wrapped Dog, as well as gourmet mac 'n cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches available at MacCheesy’s. You’ll also be find great barbecue options at Real Sports BBQ Pit and delicious wraps at Sorta Shawarma. If all else fails, visit The Draught Deck, a traditional sit-down restaurant you can visit either before or after any Scotiabank Arena event.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Scotiabank Arena located?
Scotiabank Arena is located on Bay Street in the South Core district of Downtown Toronto, Ontario.
What kind of events does Scotiabank Arena host?
Scotiabank Arena sporting events include basketball, hockey, and lacrosse. The venue also hosts non-sporting events such as concerts and theatre.
Which team is playing at Scotiabank Arena?
Scotiabank Arena serves as the home of the Toronto Raptors (NBA), Toronto Rock (NLL) and the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL).
Where can I park for free at Scotiabank Arena?
Scotiabank Arena has parking beneath the arena, but it is reserved for employees and VIP guests. Luckily for fans, there are over 13,000 public parking spaces within a short walk of the Scotiabank Arena. Rates in lots near the arena average between $15-30, depending on location. Generally speaking, the further away you park, the cheaper it’ll be. Street parking is hard to come by, so it’s recommended to stick to the available lots.
What is the seating capacity of Scotiabank Arena?
Scotiabank Arena sporting events can hold 19,800 fans or as many as 20,511 with standing room.
Who owns Scotiabank Arena?
The arena is owned and operated by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.
How do I get to Scotiabank Arena using public transport?
Scotiabank Arena events can be accessed by bus, streetcar, subway, and train which will all get you to downtown Toronto – a few short blocks from the arena.