- Address: 40 Bay Street, Toronto
- Country: Canada
- Capacity: 19,000
- Opened: 19 February 1999
- Main use: Basketball, ice hockey
- Tenants: Toronto Maple Leafs (ice hockey), Toronto Raptors (basketball)
Extra stadium info – Scotiabank Arena
The construction of the arena, which opened as the Air Canada Centre, started in 1997. The Scotiabank Arena became a venue for several events, like arena football, basketball, box lacrosse, concerts, esports, ice hockey, mixed martial arts, monster truck events and political events. In 2002, the Scotiabank Arena hosted its first concert of Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, the first person with 100 million followers on his or her main social media page. She was born in the Colombian city of Barranquilla in 1977. In the 1990s, Shakira became a famous artist.
The Maple Leafs and the Raptors
The Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League and the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association use the Scotiabank Arena for home games. The Toronto Raptors became the first club which plays its home games at the arena with 1 million followers on its main social media page, followed by the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs won various Stanley Cup titles. The Raptors were crowned NBA champions in 2019 for the first time in their history. They won the title after beating the Golden State Warriors from California.