Jurassic Park to remain open for Game 6 after thunderstorms hit Toronto
After several hours of thunderstorms, Jurassic Park will go ahead as planned for Game 6 Thursday night for the thousands of loyal fans wanting to watch the Raptors potentially clinch their first-ever NBA Title, Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment say.
MLSE announced Thursday afternoon that due to severe weather conditions, fans in the Square would potentially be moved into Scotiabank Arena to view the night’s game.
At around 4 p.m., staff handed out wristbands to all fans lined up to get into the park. Shortly before 6 p.m., they made the call that Jurassic Park would open at 7 p.m.
“The Raptors tailgate events in Maple Leaf Square are a long-standing tradition for our fans and we look forward to that tradition continuing for tonight’s historic game,” a statement from MLSE read.
Fans have been lined up for hours — some even for days — hoping to be able to watch their Raptors try to clinch the championship against the Golden State Warriors.
The Raptors are up 3-2 in the series, after losing a heartbreaking Game 5 Monday by 1, 106-105.
The game is set to tip-off at 9 p.m.
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