MLSE says it decided to close the square due to wintry weather in Toronto
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment has closed Jurassic Park because of wintry weather that has descended on Toronto.
The closure, which took effect hours before the start of the first playoff game between the Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards in Toronto, comes as the city is being slammed by freezing rain and ice pellets.
MLSE said in a statement on Saturday that its decision to close Jurassic Park is due public safety concerns.
"Due to inclement weather conditions involving expected high winds and freezing rain, and with the safety of our fans in mind, Maple Leaf Square will be closed for both the Toronto Raptors game at 5:30 p.m. as well as the Toronto Maple Leafs broadcast following the conclusion of the Raptors game," it said.
MLSE added that Maple Leafs Square will resume its regular tailgate programming on Monday.
Jurassic Park, which is officially Maple Leafs Square, runs a full city block right next to the Air Canada Centre where the Raptors play their home games.