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Scotiabank Arena
The Hanger
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Scotiabank Arena logo
Scotiabank Arena (2022)
An ariel view of Scotiabank Arena in July 2022.
Location 40 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates: 43°38'36.0"N 79°22'45.0"W
Former names: Air Canada Centre
(1999-2018)
Owner: Maple Leaf Sports and
Entertainment
Operator: Maple Leaf Sports and
Entertainment
Capacity: Basketball: 19,800
Hockey: 18,819
Lacrosse: 18,819
Concerts: 19,800
Theatre: 5,200
Construction
Broke ground: March 12, 1997
Opened: February 19, 1999
cost: CA$265 million
($381 million in 2018 dollars)
Tenants
Toronto Raptors (NBA) (1999–present)
Raptors 905 (D-League) (2015–present)
Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL) (1999–present)
Toronto Rock (NLL) (2001–present)
Toronto Phantoms (AFL) (2001–2002)
Toronto Marlies (AHL) (2005–present)
Floor design

Toronto Raptors
Toronto Raptors court design 2018–19

Scotiabank Arena, formerly Air Canada Centre, is a indoor sports arena located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The arena is the home of the Toronto Raptors of the NBA and the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League (NLL). In addition, the minor league Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL) and the Raptors 905 of the NBA G League play occasional games at the arena. The arena was previously home to the Toronto Phantoms of the Arena Football League (AFL) during their brief existence.

The arena is 61,780.5 square metres (665,000 sq ft) in size. It is owned and operated by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. (MLSE), the same group that owns the Leafs and the Raptors, as well as their respective development teams. In 2018, Scotiabank Arena was the 13th busiest arena in the world and the busiest in Canada. It is also the most photographed location in Canada on Instagram according to BuzzFeed. Scotiabank Arena is connected to Toronto Union railway station, subway station and bus terminal via the PATH.

Scotiabank Arena has, from its initial design to completion, revolutionized many concepts included in new arenas and stadiums built since then. These features include luxury suites accessible on the ground floor, splitting the main scoreboard into several sections, rotating all sponsor signage in the bowl at once (to allow dominant messaging or "neutralization" for events that disallow commercial advertising), and multiple restaurants in and out of the main arena bowl view.

Scotiabank Arena also hosts other events, such as concerts, political conventions and video game competitions.

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