Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade Details

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In partnership with the City of Cleveland, the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade & Rally will take place this Wednesday, June 22rd beginning at 11:00 a.m. Cavs fans across THE LAND and everywhere are invited downtown to celebrate Cleveland’s first NBA Championship!

The Cavaliers Championship Parade and Rally is presented by theCleveland Clinic, KeyBank, Phantom Fireworks and KIA, and strongly supported by Sherwin-Williams, Medical Mutual, FirstMerit, FirstEnergy and Toyota. The Cavaliers Playoff Season was presented by Discount Drug Mart.

The community victory celebration will feature a 60+ unit parade complete with floats, specialty vehicles, the OSU Marching Band, and of course, the much anticipated appearance of the 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers.

The parade will start near Quicken Loans Arena and travel through the streets of downtown Cleveland that will be followed soon after by a rally on Mall B. The rally will feature a special program of celebration with an array of entertainment, special presentations and celebrations from the Mountain Dew Stage.

Click here to view a map of the parade route and rally location.

Fans can expect a fun day and celebration the likes of which Cleveland has never seen before! Visit Cavs.com for the official complete, updated information about the Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade & Rally.

As the television home of the Cleveland Cavaliers, FOX Sports Ohio will provide extensive coverage of the Parade and Rally from start to finish. The network will be working with FOX affiliate WJW Channel 8, WOIO Channel 19, WKYC Channel 3, and WEWS Channel 5 to partner on coverage. WTAM 1100 and WMMS 100.7 and the Cavs Radio Network with Mike Snyder, John Michael and Nick Camino will also provide complete parade coverage. Rafa Hernandez Brito will provide live reports from the parade and rally in Spanish for La MEGA 87.7 FM.
CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE ROUTE presented by GE Lighting
Fans are invited to line the parade route that will start in front of the Q on Huron Road to (left) Ontario Street, to (left) Carnegie Avenue, (left) on East 9th Street to (left) Lakeside Avenue ending at East 6th Street.
Street Closures

The following STREET CLOSURE will be in place for the Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade & Rally on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. This restriction will be in effect until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

  • St. Clair Avenue between East Mall Drive and West Mall Drive

The following STREET CLOSURES will be in place for the Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade & Rally on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. These closures will be in effect until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

  • Huron Road at West 2nd Street
  • Huron Road at West Superior Avenue (local access only).
  • Ontario Street at Prospect Avenue, southbound.
  • Huron Road at Prospect Avenue
  • Lorain-Carnegie Bridge at West 20th Street
  • Orange Avenue at East 14th Street
  • Sumner Court at East 14th Street
  • Erie Court at East 14th Street
  • East 3rd Street between Superior and Rockwell
  • Rockwell from East 6th Street to Public Square
  • Prospect Avenue at East 14th Street
  • Prospect Avenue at Huron Road east of East 9th Street, westbound
  • Euclid Avenue at East 12th Street, westbound
  • Euclid Avenue at East 6th Street, eastbound
  • Chester Avenue at East 12th Street, westbound
  • Walnut Avenue at East 12th Street, westbound
  • Vincent Avenue at East 6, eastbound
  • Superior Avenue at East 12th Street, westbound
  • St. Clair at East 12 Street, westbound
  • Lakeside Avenue at East 12th Street, westbound
  • Lakeside Avenue at Ontario Street, eastbound
  • St. Clair Avenue at Ontario Street, eastbound
  • Superior Avenue at West 3rd Street (local access only)
  • Superior Avenue at East 6th Street, eastbound
  • Commercial Hill at Canal (local access only)

Parking Bans
The following parking bans will be in place for the Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade & Rally on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. These bans will be in effect until 9:00 p.m.

  • East 9th Street in its entirety
  • Vincent Avenue in its entirety
  • Walnut Avenue in its entirety
  • Huron Road from 800 Prospect Avenue to Ontario Street
  • Huron Road between Prospect Avenue and Euclid Avenue
  • Carnegie Avenue from East 14th Street to Ontario Street (both sides of the street)
  • Sumner Avenue and Erie Court from East 14th Street to East 9th Street
  • Bolivar Road from East 7th Street to East 14th Street
  • Prospect Avenue from East 14th Street to Ontario Street
  • Chester Avenue from East 9th Street to East 12th Street
  • Superior Avenue from East 9th Street to East 12th Street
  • Rockwell Avenue from East 9th Street to East 12th Street
  • St. Clair Avenue from East 12th Street to West 3rd Street
  • Lakeside Avenue from East 12th Street to West 3rd Street
  • East 6th Street from Lakeside Avenue to Superior Avenue
  • West Prospect from West Superior Avenue to West 2nd Street
  • West 2nd Street between West Prospect Avenue to West Huron Road
  • West Huron Road from West 2nd Street to west Superior Avenue
  • East 12th Street from Lakeside Avenue to Superior Avenue
  • East 13th Street from Lakeside Avenue to Superior Avenue

Transportation and Parking
RTA is your winning ride to the Cavalier’s Championship Parade and Rally set for Wednesday, June 22. Park for free at many of the Rapid transit stations, and ride the train to Tower City.

A commemorative Championship $5 All-Day, round trip pass will be on sale at all the Rapid transit stations on the Red, Blue and Green lines.
Please have a $5 bill ready to make your purchase. Keep the card in a secure place – you will have to show the pass on your trip home. Trains will operate every 10 minutes, and RTA staff will be on hand to assist customers.

Read more about using the RTA in the full release here. 

Statement from Mayor Frank G. Jackson

Mayor Jackson released the following statement on the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Championship: “I want to congratulate the Cleveland Cavaliers organization, coaching staff, players, and fans on an unprecedented NBA finals victory. It was against all odds and done in historic fashion. The strength and determination displayed throughout the season, post-season, and championship game are truly the embodiment of our city and its people. A city and a people with heart.”

Vendor Rules and Regulations
The Mayor’s Office of Capital Project Vendor Rules and Regulations are in effect for The Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade and Rally Celebration. A City-issued permit and identification badge is required for each person vending on the designated parade day. This is a one (1) day permit that is valid for only the designated parade day. On this designated day, vendors can begin to vend three (3) hours before the parade, during the parade and remaining two (2) hours after the parade.

Vendors are prohibited from setting up prior to three (3) hours before the parade. Vending is permitted only on sidewalks within the parade route.
Click here for the applications as well as vendor rules and regulations that includes guidelines for vending devices and setup.

Spectator Information
Arrive early to allow time to find a spot and watch the parade anywhere along the route.
This is a family friendly event and fans are reminded that public consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited. It is best to travel light, bring drinking water and sunscreen.


See you there!!

Cleveland Cavaliers Release Their Intro Video For The Highly Anticpated 2014-15 Season

I want to say the anticipation surrounding this season may dwarf LeBron’s rookie year, with that being said, every little thing the Cavs do seem to be documented and their intro video is no exception.. Check it out below!

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Cleveland Cavaliers 2014-15 Regular Season Schedule

With all eyes seemingly on Cleveland sports this fall/winter, I was excited to see the Cavaliers schedule this season.

With that being said, it doesn’t disappoint with a fair number of nationally televised games against key opponents, including an Oct. 30th season opener at The Q against the NY Knicks, a Christmas day game against the Miami Heat, etc..

  • 10 games on ESPN (Oct. 31 at Chicago, Nov. 7 at Denver, Nov. 19 vs. San Antonio, Nov. 21 at Washington, Jan. 7 vs. Houston, Jan. 9 at Golden State, Jan. 16 at L.A. Clippers, Feb. 11 vs. Miami, Feb. 20 at Washington and March 16 at Miami).
  • 10 games on TNT (Oct. 30 vs. New York, Dec. 4 at New York, Dec. 11 at Oklahoma City, Jan. 15 at L.A. Lakers, Jan. 19 vs. Chicago, Feb. 5 vs. L.A. Clippers, Feb. 12 at Chicago, Feb. 26 vs. Golden State, March 12 at San Antonio and April 2 vs. Miami).
  • Five games on ABC (Dec. 25 at Miami,Jan. 25 vs. Oklahoma City, Feb. 8 vs. L.A. Lakers, Feb. 22 at New York and April 5 vs. Chicago).
  • Four games on NBA TV (Nov. 17 vs. Denver, Dec. 15 vs. Charlotte, March 1 at Houston and March 7 vs. Phoenix).

I don’t want to give too much away, check the full schedule out for yourself below!

Go Cavs.

Information regarding single game ticket sales for the Cavs’ regular season and preseason home games will be released at a later date. The Cavaliers promotional schedule, featuring special theme nights and giveaways, will also be announced at a later date.

Cleveland Bears Witness. Again.

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After yesterday’s “Decision,” Clevelanders took to downtown much like they did after the last “Decision,” but this time, the vibe was totally different.

There were random chants of “LBJ!”, high-fives to strangers clearly united through the struggles of being a Cleveland sports fan.

In 2010, I was as hurt as anyone was, when I read that LeBron was determined to bring a championship to Cleveland, when I saw the way the city received him wherever he was, our love for him was rooted in something deeper than basketball. For as long as I can remember, it was always difficult bringing sports talent to Cleveland. Sure, we had a few big names pass through, but they were either in the twilight of their career (Rison, Hershiser, Kemp, etc.), or we groomed them in to superstars and then they soon departed. That hard truth suggested that the only way we were going to retain any talent here, was if we cultivated it ourselves. And so we did.

In 2003, our prayers were answered. The drafting of LeBron translated to hope. Not just for our struggling basketball team but, for the city, the region as a whole to rally around. Having grown up in the area, we rested easy on the fact that he knew what it meant to be a Cleveland sports fan, he knew how important his presence was, he was our hero.

For seven years, the city experienced a kind of excitement I had never seen before. We were perennial contenders and for once, even those dreaded self-loathing Clevelanders couldn’t deny our potential.

So when he left, well… You saw it on tv.

There was a reaction like no other, people felt betrayed, abandoned.. Being the product of a blue-collar region, we knew that he respected hard-work, resilience, being hard nosed, etc.. When he took the “easier way” to a ring, people denounced him.

Fast forward to yesterday, our reaction to the decision 2.0 wasn’t us getting back on the bandwagon, it was us celebrating the fact that “‘Bron gets it.”

Reading that letter, it’s clear, he understands what he means to this region.. Anywhere else, he’s just the best basketball player in the league. Here?! His value here is immeasurable.

As a city/region, our biggest import is people. Believe it or not, LeBron’s return is as much a part of our “brain gain,” as anyone elses’ arrival here.

Long story short, this is bigger than basketball. It’s about Cleveland and our region. Just look.

Welcome home LeBron.

LeBron Chooses “Cleveland Over Everything”

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As told to SI’s Lee Jenkins:

Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. I want to give them hope when I can. I want to inspire them when I can. My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.

Remember when I was sitting up there at the Boys & Girls Club in 2010? I was thinking, This is really tough. I could feel it. I was leaving something I had spent a long time creating. If I had to do it all over again, I’d obviously do things differently, but I’d still have left. Miami, for me, has been almost like college for other kids. These past four years helped raise me into who I am. I became a better player and a better man. I learned from a franchise that had been where I wanted to go. I will always think of Miami as my second home. Without the experiences I had there, I wouldn’t be able to do what I’m doing today.

I went to Miami because of D-Wade and CB. We made sacrifices to keep UD. I loved becoming a big bro to Rio. I believed we could do something magical if we came together. And that’s exactly what we did! The hardest thing to leave is what I built with those guys. I’ve talked to some of them and will talk to others. Nothing will ever change what we accomplished. We are brothers for life.  I also want to thank Micky Arison and Pat Riley for giving me an amazing four years.

I’m doing this essay because I want an opportunity to explain myself uninterrupted. I don’t want anyone thinking: He and Erik Spoelstra didn’t get along. … He and Riles didn’t get along. … The Heat couldn’t put the right team together. That’s absolutely not true.

I’m not having a press conference or a party. After this, it’s time to get to work.

When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission. I was seeking championships, and we won two. But Miami already knew that feeling. Our city hasn’t had that feeling in a long, long, long time. My goal is still to win as many titles as possible, no question. But what’s most important for me is bringing one trophy back to Northeast Ohio.

I always believed that I’d return to Cleveland and finish my career there. I just didn’t know when. After the season, free agency wasn’t even a thought. But I have two boys and my wife, Savannah, is pregnant with a girl. I started thinking about what it would be like to raise my family in my hometown. I looked at other teams, but I wasn’t going to leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland. The more time passed, the more it felt right. This is what makes me happy.

To make the move I needed the support of my wife and my mom, who can be very tough. The letter from Dan Gilbert, the booing of the Cleveland fans, the jerseys being burned — seeing all that was hard for them. My emotions were more mixed. It was easy to say, “OK, I don’t want to deal with these people ever again.” But then you think about the other side. What if I were a kid who looked up to an athlete, and that athlete made me want to do better in my own life, and then he left? How would I react? I’ve met with Dan, face-to-face, man-to-man. We’ve talked it out. Everybody makes mistakes. I’ve made mistakes as well. Who am I to hold a grudge?

I’m not promising a championship. I know how hard that is to deliver. We’re not ready right now. No way. Of course, I want to win next year, but I’m realistic. It will be a long process, much longer than it was in 2010. My patience will get tested. I know that. I’m going into a situation with a young team and a new coach. I will be the old head. But I get a thrill out of bringing a group together and helping them reach a place they didn’t know they could go. I see myself as a mentor now and I’m excited to lead some of these talented young guys. I think I can help Kyrie Irving become one of the best point guards in our league. I think I can help elevate Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters. And I can’t wait to reunite with Anderson Varejao, one of my favorite teammates.

But this is not about the roster or the organization. I feel my calling here goes above basketball. I have a responsibility to lead, in more ways than one, and I take that very seriously. My presence can make a difference in Miami, but I think it can mean more where I’m from. I want kids in Northeast Ohio, like the hundreds of Akron third-graders I sponsor through my foundation, to realize that there’s no better place to grow up. Maybe some of them will come home after college and start a family or open a business. That would make me smile. Our community, which has struggled so much, needs all the talent it can get.

In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have.

I’m ready to accept the challenge. I’m coming home.

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