Thousands to attend Celtics watch party at Fenway Park for Game 6 of NBA Finals

BOSTON — Boston Mayor Michelle Wu on Wednesday announced that Fenway Park will host a free watch party for Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Celtics and Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.

Free tickets for the event went fast. By Wednesday afternoon, the ticket website posted, “This event has reached capacity.”

A total of 10,000 seats were made available for the event, according to the Red Sox.

“We’re so excited to partner with the Boston Red Sox to bring a free watch party to Fenway Park for our residents to cheer on the Celtics together,” Wu said in a news release.

Tickets for Thursday night’s watch party were free and general admission was being offered in the lower seating bowl. Fans had to reserve tickets in advance on RedSox.com. Once claimed, tickets can be accessed via the MLB Ballpark app to scan from a mobile device at the gate.

Wu also said that limited concessions will be available for the watch party.

Gates A and D on Jersey Street will open for fans to enter at 8 p.m. The game tips off at 9 p.m.

Fenway Park security protocols will be in place for this event, including metal detectors and bag screenings.

The Celtics trail the Warriors 3-2 in the best-of-seven series.

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