The Toronto Raptors kick off their 2014-2015 season on Wednesday and, for fans across Canada, this is a good year to be excited.
If you're not a fan of basketball or haven't seen a game at the Air Canada Centre, we're here to change your mind. This year, fans can look forward to a pumped lineup, great plays and a crowd only Toronto could handle. And hey, it's something the whole family can get into.
Here are 15 reasons to go to a Toronto Raptors game this season:
Because it won't cost you an arm and a leg
This isn't a Leafs game. Yes, tickets for the home opener on Wednesday, and season tickets overall can get pricey, but tickets for regular season games start at $45.
Because our #WeTheNorth movement is a nation-wide movement
In honour of last year's playoffs, the team declared a #WeTheNorth movement, uniting all of Canada to cheer for one team. During the preseason, the Raptors played two games in Montreal and Vancouver. Le Nord C'est Nous!
And if you need to get pumped up, just check out this promo:
Jurassic Park just got bigger
If you thought the crowds at
Maple Leaf Square Jurassic Park were loud, pumped and loyal last year — just wait until this season.
The Raptor is back in full swing
The injury-free Raptor is back in business
But hey, so is Drake
We can't wait to see his outfits.. and lint rolling.
We'll get a good dose of retro this year
Earlier this year, the team announced they'll have brand new gear this year (yes, purple!), and will use them during special retro games. #TBT
This is the new look
We have some new players on the roster
Welcome to the team Bruno Caboclo, Lou Williams, Lucas Nogueira and Greg Stiemsma!
But we still get to see our favourites play all season
It has been way too long
Not to brag, but we're officially playoff contenders
Forget Brooklyn and everyone else in the Atlantic division, because we’re going for back to back division titles.
Because we can't wait to see this guy play again
It's a new season for memes!
We're ready for this year's lint roller.
This fan base is simply the best
Seriously, it's contagious
We forecast A LOT of this in 2014-2015
Home court looks different this year
This year, the ACC has a new projection system and new #WeTheNorth signs and swag, according to the Toronto Star.
Because this team loves our city
They may not be from Toronto — heck, none of the players are even Canadian — but there's a true love for this city and its fans that all of us can appreciate.
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