VIDEO: 2700 Basketball Fans Cheer on Raptors at Jurassic Park Windsor
It wasn't the outcome fans were hoping for, but 2,723 people made it to Charles Clark Square to help cheer on the Raptors Sunday.
Toronto fell 109-104 to the Golden State Warriors to pull even at one game a piece in the 2019 NBA Finals.
Windsor's Jurassic Park drew fans from as far away as Chatham and is part of a national phenomenon that has seen people flock to public spaces in cities across the country to cheer on Canada's team.
The question of whether and how much the city should contribute to any future Jurassic Park events is expected to come to city council Monday night.
Tara Robertson rallied the family to head down to the free event. Her husband Clive Long tells AM800 News he's glad they got to share the experience with the crowd.
"There was a long line-up but it was worth it, it's better than being home on the couch. There's a lot of fun here," he says.
Robertson says Toronto's attempt to become the first Canadian NBA Champion is something she wants to remember.
"Just for the hype, the energy, the atmosphere, Toronto, it's history, this is huge, you know," says Robertson. "It's nice to see Windsor do something like this, to see the crowd come out is kind of nice."
Co-organizer Renaldo Agostino didn't doubt Windsor-Essex would fill the venue for a second.
"I knew people were going to show, you're talking about the Raptors, it's just huge and it's happening all over Canada right now," says Agostino.
After seeing people line up to join the party, Agostino is already thinking about Wednesday night's matchup.
"Absolutely, if we can get the funding to put it together, 100 per cent. We would love to do more," he says.
The Raptors head to Oakland to take on Golden State for game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals Wednesday.
Tip-off is at 9pm Eastern Standard Time.