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Cavaliers Basketball is BACK for 2020-21 Season At Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Opening Night Driven by Goodyear Wednesday, December 23rd at 7:00 p.m. vs. Charlotte Hornets

CLEEEEEVELAND! Cavaliers basketball returns for the 2020-21 NBA season under Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff on Opening Night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Driven by Goodyear vs. the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, December 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is currently under a State of Ohio restriction of the lesser of 300 fans or 15 percent of capacity that applies to all indoor sports and entertainment venues regardless of size, systems, technology, certifications or other health and safety protocols and capabilities unless a variance from the State is provided. The Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse have previously applied for a variance to allow for a higher number of fans to attend and continue to be in discussions with the State regarding that request.


Fans can tune into FOX Sports Ohio for all 72 of Cleveland’s regular season games with play-by-play announcer John Michael and game analyst Austin Carr in the booth. Angel Gray also returns to handle the sideline reporting role for the entire season. At the FOX Sports Ohio set in the FieldHouse’s atrium, Campy Russell and Jeff Phelps host the pregame and postgame editions of Cavaliers Live 30 minutes prior to and immediately following each game.

All Cavaliers 2020-21 regular season games will be broadcast on WTAM 1100 AM and WMMS 100.7 FM and across the Cavaliers Radio Network with play-by-play announcer Tim Alcorn, game analyst Jim Chones as well as studio host for pregame, halftime and postgame Mike Snyder joined by Brad Sellers postgame. WNZN Power 89.1 FM Spanish radio will broadcast all games in Spanish with Rafa Hernandez Brito providing the game call.

Cavs Team Shop Opening Night Deals!

City Edition

To celebrate the start of the season, fans can get these special offers from the Cavaliers Team Shop:

  • Opening Night Item of the Game: On December 23rd, fans can score a Cavs black long sleeve tee featuring CLEVELAND in white type down the right arm and the shield logo for $25 (originally $40).
  • Free Gift with Online Purchase: Beginning at 10:00 a.m. on December 23rd, fans who spend $50+ on will receive a FREE “I Wasn’t There” Opening Night poster with their purchase while supplies last.

    Fans can gear up for the season by shopping the new 2020-21 City Edition collection available online at The Cavs Team Shop is the only place to get official Team Exclusive Nike jerseys with the iconic Goodyear Wingfoot patch.

    For complete Opening Night coverage, fans can follow the Cavs on Facebook, Twitter, and Tik Tok.


    Cleveland Amplified Theme Nights

    The Cavs in partnership with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame introduced a new City Edition uniform and court featuring a design and style that reflects the grit, attitude and spirit of Cleveland’s rock and roll roots. Throughout the 2020-21 season, the Cavs will host “Cleveland Amplified” theme nights dedicated to celebrating various eras of music— from classic R&B to today’s top hits and everything in between—with exclusive digital and in-game content during these upcoming dates:

    City Edition
  • Sunday, December 27th vs. PHI -- Moondog Coronation Ball: The Birth of Rock N Roll in Cleveland powered by FirstEnergy
  • Monday, January 11th vs. MEM -- Funk, Soul & Basketball Night
  • Wednesday, January 20th vs. BKN -- Ohio Rocks: Celebrating Homegrown Talent presented by Arby's
  • Friday, January 22nd vs. BKN -- Hip-Hop & Basketball Night
  • Wednesday, January 27th vs. DET -- Motown Night
  • Wednesday, February 17th vs. SAS -- Black Heritage Celebration: Roots of Rock presented by Crown Royal Regal Apple

    In addition to the Cleveland Amplified games, the first half of the Cavs 2020-21 season will also include these fan-favorite theme nights:

  • Tuesday, January 12th vs. UTA -- Recycling Night presented by Republic Services
  • Friday, January 15th vs. NYK -- MLK Day Celebration
  • Monday, January 25th vs. LAL -- Championship Era Celebration featuring a Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye Bobblehead Giveaway presented by Baron Championship Rings
  • Wednesday, February 3rd vs. LAC -- National Girls & Women in Sports Day
  • Saturday, February 6th vs. MIL -- Heart Health Night presented by Cleveland Clinic
  • Sunday, February 21st vs. OKC -- EveryFAN Night presented by Speedway
  • Wednesday, March 3rd vs. IND -- Colorectal Cancer Awareness Night presented by Fight Colorectal Cancer and Cleveland Clinic

    Black Heritage Celebration (BHC) presented by Crown Royal Regal Apple

    The Cleveland Cavaliers 17th Annual Black Heritage Celebration (BHC) presented by Crown Royal will tip off on Monday, February 1st when the Cavs take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. This game will begin a month-long celebration featuring BHC theme nights on Wednesday, February 17th vs. San Antonio Spurs and Tuesday, February 23rd vs. Atlanta Hawks.

    The schedule for the second half of the Cavs 2020-21 season (March 11-May 16, 2021) will be released at a later date. During the second half of the season, fans can look forward to exclusive giveaways including a Stipe Miocic bobblehead giveaway presented by Medical Mutual, a Darius Garland bobblehead giveaway presented by KeyBank and an Isaac Okoro bobblehead giveaway presented by Discount Drug Mart as well as even more theme nights including:

  • Noche Latina
  • Salute to Service presented by Ohio CAT
  • Autism Awareness Night presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s and KultureCity
  • First Responder’s Night presented by Medical Mutual
  • Pride Night
  • Fan Appreciation Night presented by Discount Drug Mart

    Cavs fans can view the 2020-21 promotional schedule by visiting

    NOTE: All promotional schedule giveaways and theme nights are subject to change.

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