Opening in 1999 with a game between the home team Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens, Air Canada Centre (ACC) is one of Toronto's main sports arenas, serving both the NHL's Maple Leafs and the NBA's Toronto Raptors. Other teams that use the venue include the National Lacrosse League's Toronto Rock and the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. The Toronto Phantoms, an Arena Football League team, also played here during their brief run from 1999 to 2002.
In addition to sports, the arena hosts a wide variety of family shows, theatrical performances, musical guests, trade shows, conventions, and more. It's served upwards of 2,600 events during its lifetime. One unique feature commemorating a lot of this history is the Air Canada Centre ICONS program, a fixture in the venue dedicated to the amazing artists who have performed here. Among those honored are Bon Jovi -- for the most sold out shows -- Madonna, Russell Peters and The Tragically Hip (who played the first-ever concert at Air Canada Centre).
Built into the facade of the old Canada Post Delivery Building (and retaining the south and east walls), the entire complex covers 665,000 square feet and can seat up to 19,800 for basketball and concert events and 18,800 for hockey. Located in the South Core district of Toronto, Air Canada Centre is right downtown. It's close to the theatre districts, the CN tower, and major shopping areas in the newly revitalized Railway Lands East neighborhood. Since the arena's construction, this area has seen a lot of new development and is a great place to hang out before a game or show.
Right outside the arena, Maple Leaf Square -- opened in 2010 -- has itself become an entertainment destination. A huge screen broadcasts games from inside to the plaza and during playoff runs it's a popular place for fans to gather. For Raptors playoffs, it's known as "Jurassic Park" after the 1993 film.
Frequently Asked Questions About Scotiabank Arena Events and Tickets
What events are at Scotiabank Arena?
Scotiabank Arena is primarily used as the home of NBA's Toronto Raptors and NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs. However, Scotiabank Arena does host a number of concerts and other events. See full Scotiabank Arena schedule above.
How much are tickets at Scotiabank Arena?
Scotiabank Arena ticket prices on the secondary market can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, Scotiabank Arena tickets can be found for as low as $34.00, with an average price of $212.00 but can vary depending on the event.
What is Scotiabank Arena's address?
Scotiabank Arena is located at 40 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J 2X2
What city is Scotiabank Arena in?
Scotiabank Arena is located in Toronto
What is the capacity of Scotiabank Arena?
Scotiabank Arena has a capacity of roughly 18819, though it will depend somewhat on the event type.
When was Scotiabank Arena opened?
Scotiabank Arena was opened in 1999
Can you purchase tickets at the Scotiabank Arena box office?
Yes, you can purchase tickets at the box office. Please visit the official box office site for more details.
What is the phone number for Scotiabank Arena?
Scotiabank Arena's phone number is 416-815-5500
Does Scotiabank Arena offer concessions for sale?
Yes, you can purchase concessions at Scotiabank Arena. Please visit the official site for more details.
Does Scotiabank Arena have a coat check?
No, Scotiabank Arena does not have a coat check.
Where can I find details on will call?
You can find details about will call on the Scotiabank Arena's official site.
When do gates open?
It depends on the event but gates at Scotiabank Arena will typically open 1-2 hour(s) before the event.
Are bags allowed at Scotiabank Arena?
Yes, bags are allowed at Scotiabank Arena, but there are exceptions and we strongly recommend visiting the official Scotiabank Arena site for the latest details.
Are laptops allowed at Scotiabank Arena?
No, laptops are not allowed at Scotiabank Arena but we urge you to visit the official Scotiabank Arena site for the latest details.
Are cameras allowed at Scotiabank Arena?
Cameras are allowed at Scotiabank Arena but professional cameras are not permitted, please visit the venue's oficial site for full details on their camera policy.
Can I bring outside food to Scotiabank Arena?
No, outside food is not allowed at Scotiabank Arena but we recommend visiting the venue's official site for more details.
Are outside drinks allowed at Scotiabank Arena?
No, outside drinks are not allowed at Scotiabank Arena but we recommend visiting the venue's official site for more details.
Are animals allowed at Scotiabank Arena?
Only service animals are allowed at Scotiabank Arena
At what age do you need a ticket to enter Scotiabank Arena?
Scotiabank Arena requires a ticket for any child who is 2 or above. Please visit the official site for more details.
What is the phone number for disabled services at Scotiabank Arena?
Does Scotiabank Arena offer assisted listening devices?
Yes, Scotiabank Arena offers assisted listening devices (ALDs). Please contact the venue at 416-694-0454 to learn more.
Does Scotiabank Arena have parking?
Yes, Scotiabank Arena has parking. You can purchase parking on the venue's official site.
How much does parking at Scotiabank Arena cost?
The cheapest parking near Scotiabank Arena is usually at least $15