Air Canada Centre Tickets
Known by many as simply the ACC, or The Hanger the Air Canada Center is a multi-purpose indoor sports arena owned by Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. The centre can be found in the popular downtown area of Toronto in Ontario Canada along Bay Street. Typically the Air Canada Center is mostly attached to the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Raptors. The Maple Leafs of the NHL as well as the Raptors of the NBA share the Air Canada Center for their home games. Other teams such as the Toronto Rocks of the National Lacrosse League and the Toronto Phantoms of the Arena Football League have also used the arena for home games as well.
For a time the Air Canada Center was one of the busiest arenas in the world and today is still consistently active all year round not only with sporting events but with concerts as well. The arena first opened in 1999 and when it first debuted was one of the most innovative stadiums ever built. The Air Canada Center introduced many then new concepts that can be seen in sports arenas around the world now. This includes additions such as splitting the main scoreboard into sections; rotating sponsor signs and adding multiple restaurants that could be accessed from both inside and outside the arena. The Air Canada Center was also the first arena to introduce the idea of adding luxury suites that can be accessible on the ground floor.
Another highly innovative concept that can be found in the Air Canada Center comes with the location of the venue. To make it easy for fans to access games, the arena is actually connected to the city’s Union Station and to the city’s underground pedestrian PATH System to ensure that local residents can easily get to and from the venue. The arena is also one of the largest in Canada. For basketball games, the centre can hold from 19,800-20,500 fans if standing room is included. Hockey and lacrosse games can hold 18,819 fans seated and most concerts can hold around 19,800 fans. This makes the Air Canada Center a massive draw for many big time events that travel to the greater Toronto area.