In an effort to get Winnipeggers even more excited for their upcoming debut season, the Sea Bears are bringing pre-game parties before home games.

"We Got Next" is a new event, presented by Hargrave Street Market, Academy Hospitality and the Downtown Biz, that will take place at 4:30 p.m. before most Sea Bears home games this summer at True North Square.

This entirely free event will include a DJ, local vendors, games and more.

Each event will begin 2.5 hours prior to each game's tip-off and end half an hour before every scheduled game time to allow fans to get to their seats at Canada Life Centre.

Fans' first chance to partake will be for the team's inaugural home opener this Saturday, a game in which the club will make history for the largest attendance in CEBL history. "We Got Next" will open at 4:30 p.m. with tip-off slated for 7:00 p.m.