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SportsNBA exports Raptors’ Jurassic Park concept all over the world

16:00  03 june  2019
16:00  03 june  2019 Source:   thestar.com

Vancouver could create ‘Jurassic Park West’ viewing for Raptors’ Finals games

Vancouver could create ‘Jurassic Park West’ viewing for Raptors’ Finals games The Toronto Raptors will have support from fans all across Canada during their quest for the franchise’s first NBA championship. Raptors fans have become well known for their enthusiastic support for the team. The crowd outside of Raptors’ arena during playoff games often rivals the intensity of those who purchased tickets and are inside. The area outside has become affectionately known as “Jurassic Park.” Across the country, there could be a similar feel during this year’s NBA Finals. The city of Vancouver is exploring a viewing area for fans to watch Toronto’s games against the Golden State Warriors in the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza.

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Toronto’s Jurassic Park — thousands of fans packed outside the arena to watch the game on the giant screens — has spread to many “People in Vaughan and across the country are uniting in excitement for the Toronto Raptors ,” said Vaughan’s Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua in a statement inviting residents

NBA exports Raptors’ Jurassic Park concept all over the world© Provided by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited As part of the NBA Finals viewing parties across the world, Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker joined fans in Japan to watch Game 1 last Thursday.

There were thousands of spectators who filled the parking lots of Sao Paulo’s Shopping Eldorado mall. There were hundreds of kids in Milan who wanted to get an autograph from the Sacramento Kings’ Buddy Hield after they watched Game 1 of this year’s NBA Finals with him. And there were dozens upon dozens of basketball fans packed into the viewing party room in Hermosillo, Mexico.

As the NBA Finals make history for being held for the first time outside the United States, the effects of Toronto’s now-legendary Jurassic Park are reaching the far corners of the world — with thousands of basketball enthusiasts gathering at various venues to watch the Toronto Raptors face the Golden State Warriors.

The NBA Finals are still hours away, but these rabid Raptors fans are already partying in Jurassic Park

The NBA Finals are still hours away, but these rabid Raptors fans are already partying in Jurassic Park The NBA Finals are still hours away, but these rabid Raptors fans are already partying in Jurassic Park

Why Jurassic Park is ground zero for Raptors fans. You cannot bring bottled water into the park , and you may want to limit your liquid intake because the only bathrooms are porta potties. Subtlety is really not the object of being at Jurassic Park . People take pride in their sneakers here, and these.

Vancouver could create ‘ Jurassic Park West’ viewing for Raptors ’ Finals games: The NBA Finals are still hours away, but these rabid Raptors Creating Jurassic Park was no small feat. Sega's game designers incorporated the ultra-latest And while you can 't use human items, you can move The city

According to the NBA, there are Jurassic Park-style viewing parties being held in countries including the Dominican Republic, Brazil, China, Italy, Japan, Mexico and the Philippines.

Some of these countries have held similar parties in the past, but the trend is reaching new heights and expanding as part the league’s efforts to bring the love of the game into different markets, said Julio Manteiga, NBA’s director of communications for Latin America.

“These ideas came about because we wanted to bring games to fans in foreign countries and our partners have been very good with participating in them,” he said, referring to Toronto’s Jurassic Park as an example for fans in remote parts of the world to feel closer and more engaged in the games.

Jurassic Park invades Regina city square plaza

Jurassic Park invades Regina city square plaza The fan phenomenon known as Jurassic Park hit the Queen City for game four of the NBA finals on Friday night.

The Jurassic Park concept has been such a smash hit that other Ontario cities are following suit. In nearby Mississauga, “ Jurassic Park West” will To be clear, not all of Canada is equally enraptured by the Raptors ’ rise. The lead headline Thursday morning on the Montreal Gazette’s online sports

Crowds began building outside Jurassic Park -- the square outside Scotiabank Arena -- shortly after sunrise Thursday, or about 15 hours before Game 1 of The Finals between the Raptors and the Golden State Warriors. Former Toronto star Chris Bosh, who is working with Canadian broadcaster TSN for

For the first time, the NBA is livestreaming these Finals to fans in India through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for free.

The NBA says this year’s final matchup has the feeling of a “global event,” with games being broadcast live in 215 countries and territories in 50 different languages. There are 14 international television and radio networks providing live on-site commentary.

In addition, this year’s team rosters are truly international, something the NBA says increases interest from fans around the world and adds a global touch to the games.

The Raptors have Chris Boucher from Canada, Pascal Siakam from Cameroon, Serge Ibaka from the Republic of Congo, OG Anunoby from the U.K. and Marc Gasol from Spain. Also, Raptors’ president Masai Ujiri is Nigerian, and coach Nick Nurse’s staff includes assistants from Italy, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Canada.

The Warriors roster has centre Andrew Bogut from Australia and Jonas Jerebko from Sweden.

Line up of fans grows at Jurassic Park ahead of Game 5 of NBA finals

Line up of fans grows at Jurassic Park ahead of Game 5 of NBA finals One day before Game 5 of the NBA finals, a line of Toronto Raptors fans is growing for a spot in Jurassic Park, the fan area outside Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. On Sunday morning, there were a total of nine fans and they were having fun.  Jurassic Park, of which there are mini versions all over the Greater Toronto Area, is an outdoor public square where fans gather to cheer while watching the game on a big screen. There is enough room in the public viewing area, located at the entrance for Scotiabank Arena, for about 5,000 people.

+ The Toronto Raptors are set to face off against the Golden State Warriors Thursday night at 9 p.m., but fans began lining up to get into Jurassic Park much, much earlier than that. At 6 a.m., 15 hours before the game was set to begin

< There’s nothing quite like Jurassic Park anywhere else in the NBA . The college vibe of the writhing, rowdy It’s almost like Krzyzewskiville – Duke students camping out for basketball games – meets the “ World ’s Largest Outdoor Jurassic Park was filled with thousands of Toronto Raptors fans, there

The NBA brought Charlotte Hornets’ point guard Kemba Walker to Game 1’s viewing party at the Shibuya Stream Hall in Tokyo, Japan. At the same time, Sacramento Kings’ Hield was in Milan to interact with basketball fans and catch the game with them, as part of this year’s NBA Crossover — a cultural exhibition displaying the convergence of the NBA and popular culture.

At the NBA House in Sao Paulo, the NBA Finals have become a two-week period of “non-stop basketball fun,” according to a statement from the NBA.

Toronto’s Jurassic Park — thousands of fans packed outside the arena to watch the game on the giant screens — has spread to many parts of Canada too, with fans celebrating the team’s first trip to the NBA Finals. As many as 36 cities outside of Toronto have been granted permission to host public viewing parties, according to Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (MLSE).

“People in Vaughan and across the country are uniting in excitement for the Toronto Raptors,” said Vaughan’s Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua in a statement inviting residents to game viewing parties in what has been dubbed “Jurassic Park Vaughan,” in the city hall’s courtyard. Pre-game celebrations will start at 7:30 p.m. on game days.

The city of Ajax is holding its own “Jurassic Park of the East” at Pat Bayly Square (where all the NBA Finals games will be streamed live to fans in attendance.

“Come and cheer the Toronto Raptors,” said Mayor Shaun Collier in a statement.

Other GTA cities including Mississauga, Burlington and Brampton are hosting similar events.

Gilbert Ngabo is a breaking news reporter based in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @dugilbo

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