ow that the Toronto Raptors have locked up a playoff spot, fans are itching to get their hands on tickets to the big dance.
But most people will have to keep waiting for their chance to snatch up post-season seats ó tickets for the first home games wonít be available to the general public until 10 a.m. on April 10 through Ticketmaster.
Some lucky fans already have had a crack at early tickets, however, including current season-ticket holders, people who have already signed up for season tickets next season and those who bought mini-packs this year.
Prices for the coveted playoff tickets start at $78. The Raptors havenít made the post-season since 2008.
The Raptors are in third place in the Eastern Conference, one game up on the Chicago Bulls. Who the Raptors will face in the opening round of post-season play has yet to be determined.
Torontoís last game of the regular season is April 16 against the Knicks in New York. The playoffs open April 19.
There are some promotions in the works for the Raptors home playoff games, said Dave Haggith, spokesperson for Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment: ďItís an exciting time for Raptors fans. Their support has been outstanding all year long so we know itís going to be a great time for them and for the city.Ē
Little late on this, but here go. April 10th is the day their on sale.