Live sports viewing is returning to the 6ix. A new Toronto drive-in is opening up just for NBA and NHL games, as well as concerts and movies. So, gather up your bubble buddies and buckle up for a fun night out.
The new venue is called the OLG Play Stage. It will be located at Ontario Place Lot 2, which is east of Budweiser Stage and south of Hotel X.
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As to be expected with any event, certain restrictions will be in place. Alcohol, flags, and signs are not permitted inside, and neither is your pet. However, you will be able to bring your own food and water.
Face masks will only be required outside of your vehicle. So, you don’t need to worry about cheering through your face covering, as long you’re in your car.
The new venue will be showing Raptors and Leafs playoff games and special movie screenings between August and October, plus live shows.
“For each event, you’ll park your car in your designated spot and watch the live game from a massive 40-foot screen or live-on-stage for concerts," reads the venue's website.
"Ahead of each Leafs and Raptors playoff game, we’ll also host a 30-minute pre-game show to get you pumped and award some awesome prizes."
The Play Stage is similar to the CityView Drive-In, a waterfront stage with skyline views that opened up in Toronto this summer.
It's where Canadian electronic music icon Deadmau5 is performing this month at two back-to-back drive-in concerts.
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As another alternative to arena viewing, the NBA is giving fans a chance to cheer their team from the sidelines, virtually.
Spectators will be featured on giant courtside LED screens during games.
Fans can participate by logging onto the Microsoft Teams app, using their new feature called "Together mode."