San Francisco to Host Warriors Viewing Party at Civic Center Plaza Tonight

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department is pleased to co-host a free public viewing of Game Four of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Mayor Ed Lee announced yesterday that today’s game will be broadcast live in Civic Center Plaza for families and fans to gather and cheer on the Golden State Warriors. A giant screen will broadcast the away game, which begins at 6p.m. PDT, in front of City Hall. Golden State has an opportunity to bring the series back to the Bay Area for a title game if they win tonight. They currently lead the series 2-1.

“Our Warriors have shown their magic once again as their strength in numbers conquered the Cavaliers in Game One and Two with the Splash Brothers hitting threes, Green’s domination on the court, Livingston with his career high points, Iguodala’s passing, Bogut’s defense and the entire team pulling together to win,” said Mayor Lee. “The entire Bay Area is awash in Warriors Blue and Gold to cheer on our team and root for them during Game Four on Friday. We’re creating a Dub Nation opportunity in front of San Francisco City Hall for families to gather and root for the Warriors to another NBA Championship.”

The Mayor’s Office, in collaboration with the Recreation and Park Department, lead sponsor Another Planet Entertainment, and with supported by Recology and the San Francisco Parks Alliance, teamed up to broadcast the game for the public. The event will feature Off the Grid food trucks and free recreational activities for the entire family including basketball games for youth, free throw contests, pickup games, and Warriors-themed art projects. In keeping with the event focus on families, alcohol will not be sold or permitted on Civic Center Plaza during the broadcast. Those attending the free broadcast are encouraged to come early to secure a spot and take public transportation via MUNI or BART to Civic Center or Van Ness stations.

“The Warriors know how to get out and play,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec & Park General Manager. “I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Friday evening than watching the best basketball in the world with the people from the best City in the world. I want to thank the Mayor, Another Planet Entertainment, Recology, and the San Francisco Parks Alliance for creating a public forum to cheer on Dub Nation.”

In a show of civic pride as the Warriors continue their run to become NBA Champions, the Warriors flag will continue to fly over City Hall. City Hall, Coit Tower and San Francisco International Airport will remain lit in Warriors colors for the duration of the NBA Finals.

Today’s Schedule:

2pm                       Setup

5 – 6pm                Media Availability

5:30pm                 Speaking Program

5:50pm                 Game Broadcast Begins

8:30pm                 Expected Game Ending

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