The Toronto Raptors will stop hosting fans at home games in Tampa Bay until at least February 5th due to rising cases of COVID-19.

"We are not comfortable bringing large numbers of fans indoors to watch hockey or basketball right now,'' said Steve Griggs, CEO for Vinik Sports Group and the Lightning. "We are hopeful to reopen the arena soon after we see declining rates and better overall numbers," said Steve Griggs, the CEO for Vinik Sports Group, which owns Amalie Arena.

The Raptors had made 3,800 tickets available for per home game to open the season. 

Florida reported 20,000 new cases on Friday.