The 2015 Pan American Games are going to start with a bang.
Although these Games, which feature 41 countries from the Americas, don’t necessarily carry the same allure as the Olympics, you won’t be able to tell that from the Opening Cermony in Toronto.
Taking place at the Rogers Centre, the home of the Toronto Blue Jays, the Opening Ceremony will feature the biggest production ever from Cirque du Soleil. The Pan Am Games’ official website (toronto2015.org) has more:
Canada’s internationally-renowned Cirque du Soleil will infuse the ceremony with its revolutionary stagecraft, acrobatics and pageantry as it delivers a one-time-only show. The theatrical and cultural elements of the Opening Ceremony will frame iconic moments such as the Parade of Nations and the lighting of the Games cauldron.
The ceremony, which will also feature the famous CN Tower, begins at 6:45 p.m. ET. Coverage begins on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. ET, but if you can’t get to a TV, here’s how to watch online and on mobile:
Watch 2015 Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony Online
If you have the log-in info for a cable subscription with access to WatchESPN, you can watch the game at WatchESPN.com. You’ll need a cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know, to access the stream.
However, the Opening Ceremony, along with many other events throughout the Games, will be streamed live on ESPN3, which doesn’t require a cable subscription. Here’s all the information you need to know about WatchESPN and ESPN3.
Watch 2015 Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony on Mobile
Mobile and tablet users with access to WatchESPN can watch the game on the WatchESPN app. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription with access to ESPN. You can download the app for free in the App Store , the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store.
Again, events that are on ESPN3 (as the Opening Ceremony is) can be viewed on the WatchESPN app without a cable subscription.