Join the Excitement and Energy for the Cleveland Cavaliers 2017 Season Home Opener

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cavs to Face Boston Celtics in Opening Game October 17

CLEVELAND – Join the excitement and energy tonight as the Cleveland Cavaliers begin the 2017 National Basketball Association at 8:00 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena against the Boston Celtics.  

The Cleveland Division of Police reminds visitors and all those in the downtown area of the parking restrictions in place on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 starting at 4:00 p.m.  

“No Parking” restrictions will be in place in the following areas:

  • East 2nd Street:  from Prospect Avenue to High Street, no parking both sides of the street.
  • East 4th Street:  from Prospect Avenue to Huron Road, no parking both sides the street.
  • Huron Road: from Ontario Street to Prospect Avenue, no parking both sides of the street.
  • East 9th Street: from Euclid Avenue to Carnegie Avenue, no parking both sides of the street.
  • Prospect Avenue: from Ontario Street to East 14th Street, no parking both sides of the street.

In addition to the parking restrictions, the City of Cleveland and Division of Police offer the following advice to improve visits and the downtown experience:

Arrive early: Plan the commute beforehand to effectively utilize time. For fans with tickets to the game, The Q’s doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

RTA: RTA will operate Red Line trains every 15 minutes to accommodate all sports fans and visitors. Blue and Green Line trains will run according to the regular schedule. All rapid lines will operate for at least 90 minutes after the games end. Visitors can park for free at many of RTA’s rapid stations, buy a $5 All-Day-Pass and take the train to Tower City Station for an easy walk to the Q through the enclosed Walkway near Tower City food court. Visitors can plan their commute with to enjoy all Downtown Cleveland has to offer.

“Put Your Junk in Your Trunk!” Valuable items should not be left in the interior of a vehicle where others can see them. Even better is to place these items in the trunk prior to arriving at your destination.

Be cautious of counterfeit tickets. The risk of purchasing counterfeit tickets from scalpers off the street is always present. Fans who purchase tickets from a secondary source are taking a chance. Police officers want to proactively curb such activity and encourage buyers to be aware. Purchasing tickets via other means creates the potential for possessing either an invalid or counterfeit ticket. The Cavaliers are not responsible for tickets purchased through secondary sources.

Be aware of increased pedestrian traffic in the downtown area.

“See Something, Say Something.”  If visitors see something suspicious, say something. Report any suspicious activity to safety officials.

Motorists are encouraged to follow all posted signage and allow for extra travel time to reach, and depart downtown venues.

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