Game 3 of the Cavaliers playoff series is in Boston, but that doesn't mean the Q won't be rocking with thousands of fans.
A watch party will take place during the game Thursday night with room for 20,000 fans.
"We're going to have the Cavalier Girls, the Scream Team, Moon Dog, all of our entertainment," said Tracy Marek, vice-president of marketing
for the team. "Really, just creating the kind of experience you'd expect to get if you were at an actual Cavs game."
The party is also designed to be family friendly.
"We're actually going to set up all kinds of basketball nets and games and face-painting and activities, and all kinds of personalities on the floor," Marek added. "So you can watch the game. You can let the kids run around and have fun. It's just a great family atmosphere."
Not far from the Q, there will be mini-watch parties all over downtown Cleveland, at places like
"Whenever there's a lot of people over there, we can always count on some extra business here in the Gateway District," said City Tap bartender Eric Theis. "We could always use that. There's no doubt about that."
The TVs will be on inside the bar and the beer will be flowing. The Cavs post-season run is great for business.
"The more they keep winning, the better it's going to get, obviously, and we're real excited about that," Theis said.
Tickets for Thursday night's watch party are free. You can get them at Discount Drug Mart,
or at Quicken Loans Arena.