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

City to Host Public Viewing of Friday’s NBA Finals Away Game for Families & Fans

San Francisco, CA – Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that Friday’s Game Four of National Basketball Association Finals will be publicly broadcast live in Civic Center Plaza for families and fans to gather and cheer the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Game Four will be played in Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena with tip off at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time. A jumbotron screen will broadcast the Game Four in front of San Francisco City Hall. The City previously received permission from the NBA to show the away game. Golden State Warriors lead the NBA Finals against Cleveland Cavaliers 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, the lead sponsor Another Planet Entertainment and supported by Recology and SF Parks Alliance, will broadcast the Game Four away game in Civic Center Plaza. The event will feature Off the Grid food tracks and activities for the entire family including basketball games for youth, free throw contests and 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 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.

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.

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.