The Raptors do an exceptionally great job of entertaining the crowd with cheerleaders who add to their enthusiasm by throwing T-shirts into the audience at every break, which adds to the fun! The Toronto Rock's final regular season home game was also a Fan Appreciation Night with an always-popular player autograph session after the game and after a chance for the fans to win a variety of prizes.
All of the teams continue to use this extremely popular sports and entertainment stadium that has a capacity of over 20,000 people when standing room is included. The arena is also known as the Hangar, which comes from its sponsorship by Air Canada.
The Centre is excellently designed and is consistently ranked among the top sports and music venues in North America and the world, for example #2 in USA and Canada and #4 Worldwide by Billboard Magazine. More than 36 million fans have attended over 2,500 events.
Although there are 13,000 secure parking spaces, many fans prefer easy access by its proximity to the public transportation of TTC's Union subway station and GO Transit and the underground pedestrian PATH system. You only have to be outside for about 10 feet if you enter through Gate 1 and thus do not have to wait outside in the cold Toronto winter. The arena is also within walking distance of some excellent hotels if you choose to stay in one of those. Regardless of where you sit, the arena is designed so that there is no bad seat in the house and every fan has an excellent view. Other revolutionary concepts include splitting the main scoreboard into several sections for easier viewing and rotating the sponsor signage. It is a truly memorable and exciting experience if you can afford to sit in luxury suites accessible on the ground floor with first-class amenities and attentive service or dine in one of the multiple unique restaurants. Outside of the venue proper, there are shops selling all kinds of food and drinks.