If you’re coming down for the Raptors home opener, you’re going to want to arrive a little early to be a part of the Tip-Off Tailgate in Maple Leaf Square, beginning at 3:30 PM.
To answer your most pressing question, yes, there will be heaters. But in the spirit of the season, the Raptors are going to be giving you a whole lot more.
The hot chocolate will be flowing and the food is free thanks to Smoke’s Poutinerie, along with plenty of Raptors Chili and something called Mac & Cheese Hot Dogs, which hopefully is exactly what it sounds like.
Tons of prizes will be given away, ranging from toques and tees to signed jerseys and even a pair of season seats for one lucky winner. If you can’t score a giveaway, you can get 25 per cent off all Raptors gear at Real Sports Apparel.
If getting down to MLSQ isn’t possible, be sure to check back here at Raptors.com, where Akil Augustine and I will be teeing up the home opener and chatting with you on twitter live from the Tip-Off Tailgate with some special guests expected to stop by.
And the goodies don’t stop at tip-off, as Toronto’s own Kardinal Offishall has been confirmed to perform at halftime of the opener!
(I’ll be the equivalent of the guy below if he does Hustlin’ …)