Ahead of the Toronto Raptors' seventh straight postseason appearance, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) and Live Nation have teamed up with the Ontario Lottery Group (OLG) to present the 'OLG Play Stage,' a safe, socially distant drive-in venue for fans to gather and watch games.
Per the official release on Wednesday:
"OLG Play Stage (is) a new drive-in entertainment venue where fans can park and watch Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors playoff games as well as live concerts. The venue is located alongside the Toronto waterfront on the east side of Ontario Place in Lot 2."
To attend a watch party or concert at the OLG Play Stage, fans must purchase tickets at Ticketmaster. Food, beverages and merchandise that will be delivered to vehicles can also be ordered online.
Raptors postseason games will be shown on a 40-foot screen and will also feature a pregame show and prize giveaways. Given the ways in which Raptors fans were able to rally around the team in 2019 at various "Jurassic Parks" throughout Canada, this provides a safe alternative in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Per the official site of the OLG Play Stage, "each event will comply with all health and safety standards and guidelines per City of Toronto and Province of Ontario regulations in order to protect fans, artists, crews and staff."
For more information on the OLG Play Stage, head to their official website.
The 2020 NBA Playoffs begin on Monday, August 17. Stick with us on NBA.com for updates on the Raptors playoff schedule, which will be provided as soon as they become available.
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