GUIDE: Fans celebrate Indians, Cavs in downtown Cleveland

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - There's a party going on in downtown Cleveland. The World Series and the NBA season opener are going on Tuesday night in Cleveland. It feels like Christmas in the city.

The Indians are in the World Series against the Chicago Cubs. Next door the Cavaliers will raise their NBA Championship banner and receive their blinged-out World Championship rings.

Here's a list of what to expect on the Gateway Plaza:

The "NBA on TNT Road Show" will tip-off from Cleveland with a FREE Concert & Cavs Watch Party taking place across the street from The Q in the Huron (Stark) surface parking lot beginning at 3 p.m.

  • TNT’s Inside The NBA studio team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal will provide pregame, halftime and post-game coverage live from the site.
  • Grammy-nominated rapper and songwriter Wiz Khalifa will perform from the “Road Show” stage prior to the Opening Night game.
  • Performances from the Cavalier Girls dance team, Scream Team hip-hop troupe, QStix drumline, appearances by Cavs mascot Sir C.C. and more
  • Interactive fan activities and attractions.
  • Food trucks and FREE Ice Cream (courtesy of Blue Bunny)
  • Once the game begins, the event will transform into a giant viewing party with the TNT broadcast featured on massive video boards!
  • Alcohol and lawn chairs are prohibited

Cavs Half-time Performance

Hip-hop recording artist Flo Rida will energize the crowd with a special halftime performance.

Doors Open

Doors to Quicken Loans Arena will open at 5:00 p.m. Fans are urged to find their seats by 6:45 p.m., as the pregame ceremony begins promptly at 7:00 p.m.


Gates for Tuesday and Wednesday night's Indians game will open at 5:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 7:30 p.m. to enjoy all pregame festivities.

Fans encouraged to #RockRed for all World Series games; will receive red #RallyTogether towel upon entry to each home World Series game.


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