WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Sea Bears of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) announced Wednesday that tickets for the team’s first home game May 24 against the defending league-champion Scarborough Shooting Stars have sold out.


The demand comes in the wake of a five-sellout 2023 season that saw the Sea Bears reset the CEBL’s single-game attendance record on three separate occasions. An all-time league high of 10,580 fans filled Canada Life Centre for the team’s Aug. 4 play-in matchup with the Edmonton Stingers, the final contest of the Winnipeg’s inaugural season.


“We are honoured to see the early excitement for the return of Sea Bears basketball to Canada Life Centre,” said team president Jason Smith. “We hope to continue packing our home venue full of energetic fans as more teams visit Winnipeg from across Canada this summer. We already knew that Sea Bears fans are the best in the nation, and we've worked hard to plan a season-long lineup of entertainment for them. We hope that fans will join us at one of the nine remaining regular-season home games this summer.”


Tickets are still available for the Sea Bears’ following home game, a June 1 matchup with the visiting Ottawa BlackJacks. For tickets, visit


The Sea Bears are also gearing up for a series of community celebration games, starting June 19 when the team celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day, continuing with Pride Night June 22 and wrapping up June 27 when the organization celebrates Filipino Heritage Month.

The team opens training camp Monday, May 13 at Sport Manitoba in Winnipeg before heading to Saskatchewan to take on the Rattlers May 22.

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