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Fans Are Finally Going To Be Able To See The Raptors But Things Will Look So Different

We hope you didn't want courtside tickets this year.

Fans will be able to cheer on the Toronto Raptors in person when the team starts their 2020-2021 NBA season, but they won't be in Canada when they do.

Amalie Arena is the home of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning and the home for the Raptors for the next little bit, too, and they will start selling Raptors tickets on December 17 at 10 a.m.

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The Raptors can't play in Canada this year because of COVID-19 restrictions, and so they're relocating to Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, for pre-season and regular-season games. 

According to Sportsnet, only 3,800 fans will be allowed into the stadium for regular-season games, and they'll have to stay socially distant the whole time they're in the arena.

There also won't be any floor seats or any seats within 30 feet of the court, Sportsnet says.

And they report that fans will also have to wear masks the whole time they're in the building and that they can't bring bags inside with them either.

The Canada/U.S. land border is still closed and will be until at least January 21, well into the NBA regular season.

So while a Raptors road trip might not be feasible for Torontonians right now, if you're a snowbird in Florida right now then you might be able to get a Raptors ticket!