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Official Playoff Fan Guide

Official 2018 Playoff Fan Guide

When it’s win or go home, everything takes on greater importance. Everything is on the line. Every single thing matters – everything. CLEVELAND wants it more, and we will do WHATEVER IT TAKES to win. We’re united against those who say we can’t and are eager to show the world that we can… and will.

Before and after all NBA Finals games, FOX Sports Ohio will provide pre- and postgame coverage hosted by Jeff Phelps and Campy Russell that will include reporting and analysis from Fred McLeod, Austin Carr and Allie Clifton, with guest appearances from former Cavs coach Mike Fratello. FOX Sports Ohio will additionally air all first-round Cavs games not selected for exclusive national broadcast on ABC. McLeod and Carr will call the action with Clifton reporting. All of the network’s playoff programming will stream on FOX Sports GO as well. Fans can stop by the FOX Sports Ohio tent at Cavs Fan Fest prior to all home games for photos and prizes.

All Cavaliers 2018 playoff games will be broadcast on WTAM 1100 and the Cavaliers Radio Network with John Michael, Jim Chones and Mike Snyder. La MEGA 87.7 FM will broadcast all games in Spanish with Rafa Hernandez Brito providing the game call.

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Home Games at The Q

The Cavaliers home court advantage starts with Cavs fans at The Q ready to bring the electricity and energy that will propel the defending Eastern Conference Champions to their fourth consecutive NBA Finals appearance. The fans and team will be a uniting force to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to bring another NBA Championship to Cleveland!

Show your Cavs pride by wearing the color(s) of the Game! CLICK HERE to learn the colors for each upcoming game.

Reminder: Doors to The Q open 2 hours prior to tipoff.

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Keep Track of Each Cavs Victory on the Road to 16 Wins is the official headquarters for Cavs fans to find anything and everything they need to know about the 2018 Cavs Playoffs presented by Discount Drug Mart, including ticket information, a full listing of Cavs watch parties and special events, breaking news, exclusive video footage and much more!

New this season, fans can download FREE “Wine & Gold Wins” banners from to raise at home or work following each Wine & Gold WIN throughout the 2018 NBA Playoff run!

Banners available to download:
Win 1 Win 2 Win 3 Win 4 Win 5 Win 6 Win 7 Win 8 Win 9 Win 10 Win 11 Win 12


Fans with or without a ticket to home playoff games at The Q can experience Cavs playoff excitement long before doors open at Quicken Loans Arena by visiting the free outdoor Cavs Fan Fest presented by Huntington, taking place on Gateway Plaza.

Cavs Fan Fest start time varies each home game.

In true Wine & Gold spirit, there will be fun for all ages at Cavs Fan Fest, proudly supported by FOX Sports Ohio and iHeartMedia Cleveland:

  • Explore the Cavs Interactive Zone filled with fun games and inflatables.
  • Play and participate in 3-on-3 youth basketball games, skills, drills and mini clinics on the Cavs Academy Sport Court.
  • Enjoy live music by Northeast Ohio's most popular bands.
  • Watch performances by the Cavalier Girls, Scream Team, C-Town Throwdowns, and QStix.
  • Shop the Cavaliers Team Shop mobile container for the latest official Cavs playoff gear.
  • Grab a bite to eat from some of the city's favorite food trucks on site. Beer and soft drinks will also be available.
  • Win great giveaways and prizes... and much more!

NOTE: All bags will be checked by security upon entry to Cavs Fan Fest.

Prohibited Items


$10 Admission to be Donated to Say Yes to Education and Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity

There’s no place like the home court, even when the team is on the road! The Cavs Official Road Game Watch Parties presented by Budweiser are BACK, providing fans the biggest and best watch party experience at The Q! Admission for the NBA Finals is $10.00 per ticket, with ALL PROCEEDS being donated to benefit local community charitable efforts of Say Yes to Education and Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity.

Doors to The Q will open 90 minutes prior to tipoff for Cavs Official Road Game Watch Parties. While watching the action live on the HUMONGOTRON video scoreboard, fans will enjoy a game-like experience with simulated-player intros, Humongotron flames, entertainment team performances, programmed timeouts and exciting halftime acts. To make additional seating available to fans, the activities on the arena floor during previous watch parties will move to the arena’s main concourse. Plus, free Cavs Playoffs T-Shirts will be given to the first 1,000 fans through the doors!

Fan Fare locations on the concourse will feature deals on fan favorite gameday foods and drinks:

  • 12 oz Domestic Beer for $4.00
  • 16 oz Soda for $3.00
  • Hot Dog for $3.75
  • Small Bag of Popcorn for $3.00

NOTE: In compliance with guidelines set by the City of Cleveland and in compliance with an established local curfew ordinance, the Cavaliers will adhere to city ordinances and require that all ticketed guests 17 years old and under attending Watch Parties must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.

Watch Party Tickets

50+ Wine & Gold Nation Official Playoff Watch Parties presented by Budweiser

Whether the team is playing at home or on the road, Cavs fans are invited to unite together at one of 50+ bars and restaurants throughout Northeast Ohio serving as locations for Wine & Gold Nation Official Playoff Watch Parties presented by Budweiser.

Each location will be decked out in Wine & Gold spirit and feature Budweiser specials along with promotional giveaways like rally towels, t-shirts, bar coasters and more!

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The Q Transformation: Traffic & Parking Information

Fans should plan and prepare for altered traffic patterns, heavy traffic conditions and parking limitations around the Gateway District due to The Q Transformation construction. Carpooling, arriving early, using RTA or Uber is strongly recommended.

In addition, parking in the Gateway East Garage for Cavs and Monsters games for the remainder of the 2017-18 season is at capacity and will only be available for those with pre-assigned passes and pre-paid parking tickets. Pre-paid Gateway East Garage parking tickets for Cavs and Monsters games are sold-out. For additional parking options in the Gateway District, visit

  • For information on RTA routes, schedules and services call the RTAnswerline at (216) 621-9500, or visit
  • For Uber, please Click Here. New Uber users can use promo code: CAVS2018 to receive up to $15 OFF their first ride.

The Cleveland Police will work to efficiently manage traffic flow during ingress and egress for events and will exercise judgement to change traffic patterns as necessary to facilitate a continuous flow of vehicles.

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