Here’s What You Need to Know About Game 6 at Jurassic Park West in Mississauga
After an agonizing loss in game 5 (it was just one point!), the Raptors are still fighting for the ultimate NBA title against the Golden State Warriors.
And tonight could be the night that they win the whole thing and become unofficial Kings in the North.
For those who want to catch the game with thousands of other fans, Game 6 will be broadcast tonight on the big screens at Mississauga Celebration Square (or Jurassic Park West).
If the Raptors win tonight, the city will be broadcasting the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy ceremony following the game.
As long-suffering Canadian sports fans know, the Raptors are making their first NBA Finals appearance. They have already won three games and need one more to win to become the champions.
Peel police estimate that more than 20,000 people have shown up to watch the games at Jurassic Park West and that more than 5,000 celebrated at Jurassic Square during the last four games.
Jurassic Park West will close to the public immediately following the event.
So, what can you expect today?
Head to Jurassic Park West early for the weekly movie night. This week's movie is Bumblebee, and it will kick off at 6:00 p.m.
At 8:00 p.m., DJ Andre 905 and hosts Sir Lancelot and Selena Jasmine will entertain the crowds during the preshow one hour before the game.
Residents with mobility challenges should note that accessible seating is available in the accessible viewing area by the main stage. Assistive listening devices are available upon request.
Capacity for Jurassic Park West is 30,000 people. City staff will be working with Peel Regional Police and Peel Paramedics to ensure that attendees and staff stay safe during the event.
The city is asking attendees to do their part by respecting other people, property and materials, remaining in designated public areas and exiting Celebration Square immediately following the event.
Attendees are also asked to place any food and beverage containers in the garbage and recycling containers located throughout the Square.
Drivers should note that some road closures will be in effect.
Peel Regional Police will be implementing the following road closures to ensure pedestrian safety when exiting Jurassic Park West.
Commencing at 8 p.m.:
Living Arts Dr. as well as Duke of York Blvd. from Burnhamthorpe Rd. to Princess Royal Dr.
Westbound City Centre Dr. from Duke of York Blvd. to Kariya Gate
Commencing at 11 p.m.:
Burnhamthorpe Rd. from Hurontario St. to Confederation Pkwy.
The game will be shown rain or shine. Delays and/or cancellations will only occur during extreme weather (such as lightning).
If you're hungry, you're in luck. Seasonal food vendors will be onsite, including Dimkin's Crepes, Le Chateau Chicken and Rollz Creamery.
If you want to ditch the car, you can take MiWay to Jurassic Park West using MiWay’s online trip planner or by calling 905-615-4636.
If you are driving, you should note that prior to 8 p.m., parking is available in the underground parking lots at the Civic Centre and the Central Library. You cannot enter past 8 p.m. due to road closure, but you can exit.
Jurassic Park West is a smoke-free facility and alcohol will not be permitted onsite.
Donations to the Mississauga Food Bank can be made on site.
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