Toronto Raptors fans who camped out for hours in pouring rain to get into the Jurassic Park fan zone were forced to leave the line outside Scotiabank Arena on Thursday afternoon ahead of Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Security guards told a Radio-Canada reporter on the ground that fans had to leave the lines due to the risk of thunderstorms. There is a chance that thousands of Raptors fans will be allowed into Scotiabank Arena to watch the game, although Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment said it won’t make that call until 5 p.m.
The move comes hours before the Raptors play the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena, in Oakland, Calif. Tip off is set for 9 p.m. ET.
Reporter Christian Noël tweeted video of the deserted lines as heavy rain came down.
La file pour <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/JurassicPark?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#JurassicPark</a> est déserte, le tonnerre gronde, la pluie tombe. ⛈🌩💦⚡️🏀🦖 <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/WeTheNorth?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#WeTheNorth</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBAFinals?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#NBAFinals</a> <a href=”https://t.co/y6EVt0xN2T”>pic.twitter.com/y6EVt0xN2T</a>
Scotiabank Arena has capacity for some 20,000 fans.
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