Cavs Welcome Fans “Home” for the Holidays to Tip Off the 2011-12 Season at The Q

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CLEVELAND, OH - December 21, 2011 - There’s no place like home for the holidays, and for the Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans, it will be a sweet homecoming at The Q when the team officially tips off the 2011-12 season on Monday, December 26th vs. the Toronto Raptors at 7:00 p.m. The evening will be filled with everything that makes attending a Cavaliers game an incredible fan experience, combined with the excitement and anticipation of seeing the Cavs’ new team take to the home court in the first game of regular season play.

In what is planned as a night of “FANDEMONIUM” to celebrate the best fans in the NBA, everyone in attendance will receive a Cavs t-shirt presented by The Cleveland Clinic, and a Cavs 2011-12 magnet schedule presented by NTB. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for fans to enjoy all the pregame hoopla with concourse activities that feature interactive games, Scream Team performances, hair and face painting, sign making and more!

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Throughout the night the Cavs award-winning game presentation featuring entertainment teams the Cavaliers Girls, Scream Team, mascots Moondog and Sir C.C. and in-arena hosts Ahmaad and Nicole together with the key ingredient—Cavs fans—will create the well-known electric atmosphere inside The Q.

“The home opener is going to be a great night for Cleveland as we welcome the fans and their winning spirit back to The Q!” said Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena President Len Komoroski. “As we look forward to the start of the season, we can’t say it enough how much we appreciate the unwavering support of Cavaliers fans and the entire Northeast Ohio community. We understand it’s on us to continue to earn that support and the Cavs are ready to get back on the court and work hard to do just that.”

Single game tickets for the December 26th home opener and all regular season home games start at just $10 and are on sale now. Purchase tickets at cavs.com, charge-by-phone at 1-800-820-CAVS, in person at the Quicken Loans Arena box office or at any one of Discount Drug Mart’s 58 northern Ohio locations.

The game will be televised in high definition on FOX Sports Ohio with play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod and game analyst Austin Carr. Fans can also tune in to hear the new broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Jon Michael, color analyst Jim Chones, and studio host Mike Snyder, as they call their first regular season Cavs game on flagship station News Radio WTAM 1100 AM, Akron’s AM 1590 WAKR and across the Cavaliers Radio Network.

IT’S FANDEMONIUM now through January 20th! Call 1-800-820-CAVS to learn about Cavaliers 22-Game Plans and ask to enter the FANDMONIUM Sweepstakes for a chance to win: Suite Nights to Cavs Games and Arena Events; Autographed Team Collectibles; VIP Floor Seats; Unique Fan Experiences and More…. PLUS GRAND PRIZE Trip for Two to 2012 NBA All-Star Game! Starting at just $20 per season, fans can lock in the best seats for the biggest games of the season with the Cavaliers 22-Game Plan and receive a Cavaliers fleece jacket with purchase (one jacket per account). No purchase is necessary to be eligible to win in the FANDEMONIUM Sweepstakes. Must be 18 years or older to enter.

Fans can also register to win by mailing in a 3 x5 postcard with name, address, city, state, zip code, daytime phone number and date of birth to: Cavaliers Fandemonium Sweepstakes, One Center Court, Cleveland, Ohio 44115. To keep up to date on latest news and winners for the FANDEMONIUM Sweepstakes, follow the Cavs on Facebook and Twitter. Visit Cavs.com/prizes for more information.

Unique Fan Experience packages for group outings (20 or more tickets together) are also available for each Cavs home game. Discounts available for select games. For more information on special group seating, or to place an initial $200 group payment call 216-420-2153.