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Mayor Lee Announces Broadcast of Golden State Warriors Game Three of the NBA Finals at Civic Center Plaza

San Francisco, CA – Mayor Edwin M. Lee today, in partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, announced that Wednesday’s Game Three of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals will be broadcasted live in Civic Center Plaza for families and fans to gather and cheer on the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Game Three of the NBA Finals will be played in Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena with tip off at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time. A jumbotron screen will broadcast Game Three of the NBA Finals in front of San Francisco City Hall.

“With the support of Dub Nation, the Warriors have taken a commanding 2-0 lead at Oracle Arena,” said Mayor Lee. “To keep up the momentum we’re creating a Dub Nation opportunity in front of San Francisco City Hall for families and fans to cheer on our team as they head to Cleveland for Game Three. Home or away, Warrior fans will be cheering on our team all the way to the NBA Championship.”

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 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.

“We are thrilled to host this viewing party. Like parks, the Warriors bring people together in community,” said Phil Ginsburg, General Manager of the Recreation and Park Department. “The Warriors are exemplary models for our kids – how to work hard, how to persevere, and most importantly, how to have fun.”

In a show of civic pride as the Warriors continue their run in the best-of-seven series for the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, 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.

This is an alcohol-free event. The San Francisco Police and Recreation and Park Departments will be on hand to monitor and enforce a zero tolerance policy for alcohol and other controlled substances in Civic Center Plaza.