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The Cleveland Cavaliers begin a milestone season with Opening Night Driven by Goodyear at the newly-transformed Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse when they host the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, October 26th at 8:00 p.m. To tip-off the Cavs 50th Season Celebration, the team will debut their popular black, orange and powder blue Classic Edition uniform that reflects the uniform worn by the team from 1994-2003. Homecourt action will take place on the complementary Classic Edition court, a nod to Gund Arena's homecourt used from 1996-2003.
Every fan in attendance will receive a black 50th Season Celebration Opening Night T-shirt presented by Cleveland Clinic, inspired by the Classic Edition uniform.
An exciting new experience of sights, sounds, great food and social destinations awaits fans at the FieldHouse as the Cavs tip-off a season that will hold many trips down memory lane for everyone.
SPECIAL FIELDHOUSE ACCESS ON DOUBLE HEADER GAME DAY
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse's glass atrium opens at 6:30 p.m. through the Sherwin-Williams and Cleveland-Cliffs entrances, 90 minutes prior to tip-off. Fans are invited to check out the stunning new 42,530 sq. ft. space, home to the Cavs Wall of Honor, Cavs and Monsters Championship Walls, Hello Cleveland Wall, the beautiful 77,100 sq. ft. aluminum curtain wall and the fully-immersive audio-visual Power Portal.
Because of the Cleveland Monsters hockey game earlier in the day, ticketed access to the Street Level Concourse, FirstEnergy Loudville and the bowl begins at 7:00 p.m. at all entrances, including the Discount Drug Mart Entrance and the East Garage Bridge entrance.
A special video tribute and a moment of celebration for the Cavs late play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod will take place during the first time out in the first quarter of the game.
SALT N' PEPA IN THE FIELDHOUSE!
Grammy Award-winning and Soul Train Entertainer of the Year Salt-N-Pepa will perform for the crowd at halftime.
POST GAME FAN FREE THROWS!
The fun continues after the final buzzer! Fans of all ages will have the opportunity to step up to the line and shoot a post game free throw.
BRING AN APPETITE!
Fans can explore eight new social destinations that offer a variety of food and beverage options before and during events. Each neighborhood features an array of food options and open space with tables for mingling and enjoying Cavs home games with friends and family.
Saucy Brew Works, located in the South Neighborhood, will introduce an exclusive new beer on tap in celebration of 50 seasons of Cavaliers basketball. Golden Season is a 7.9% ABV, French-style Saison. Deep gold in color, this new brew boasts bright notes of lemon, a sharp zing of ginger and black pepper, and a soft biscuit backbone. Cheers!
FREE PENNANT WITH PURCHASE!
Fans can gear up for the season with all the latest Cavs swag including the new 2019-20 Classic Edition Collection available only in the Cavs Team Shop and online at Cavs.com/shop. The Cavs Team Shop is the only place to get official Team Exclusive Nike Jerseys with the iconic Goodyear Wingfoot patch. Fans can also shop from a full selection of Cavs Nike men and women’s apparel in a variety of sizes including t-shirts, sweatshirts, polos, player name and number tees and more. Fans who spend $50 in the Cavs Team Shop or online at Cavs.com/Shop will receive a free inaugural season pennant with purchase.
Cavs Team Shop Opening Night Special: Fans can purchase a Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse exclusive Retro Baseball Jersey for $30 (regularly $60) at the Cavs Team Shop.
FSO Team Shop Takeover Deal: All fans who purchase a Classic Edition jersey at the Cavs Team Shop or online at Cavs.com/Shop will receive a $10 Cavs Team Shop Gift Card.
Cavs fans can lock-in seats to Opening Night and their favorite games all season long, NOW, at Cavs.com/Tickets, where tickets to Cavs games are always available, or at any one of Discount Drug Mart’s 60 northern Ohio locations. The Cavs 2019-20 promotional schedule features a full lineup of fan-favorite giveaways and memorable theme nights to celebrate the franchise’s 50th season.
Family Fun Pack – Make it a family night out at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Saturday and Sunday home Cavs games, including Opening Night Driven by Goodyear! The Family Fun Pack includes four (4) tickets and four (4) fan meals (Sugardale Hotdog, small Pepsi and bag of chips). Starting at just $13 per ticket, fans will score savings of over 40% off of regular ticket prices. Available in Loudville or lower level seating, while supplies last. Details at Cavs.com/Tickets.
BROADCAST INFORMATION - BRAD DAUGHERTY IS BACK!
FOX Sports Ohio will broadcast all 82 of Cleveland’s regular season games on television, including the Friday, Nov. 8 matchup at Washington, which will also be carried on ESPN. Brad Daugherty returns to the Cavaliers for the home opener and will join play-by-play announcer John Michael and color analyst Austin Carr to form a three-person booth for the game as well as select games throughout the 50th season. Angel Gray returns to handle the sideline reporting role for the entire season. At the new FSO 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 2019-20 regular season games will be broadcast on WTAM 1100 AM, WTAM 106.9 FM and WMMS 100.7 FM and the Cavaliers Radio Network with Tim Alcorn, Jim Chones, Mike Snyder and Brad Sellers. La MEGA 87.7 FM will broadcast all games in Spanish with Rafa Hernandez Brito providing the game call.
AN EXTRAORDINARY NIGHT AT ROCKET MORTGAGE FIELDHOUSE
Along with all the new excitement of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, fans can look forward to the well-known electric atmosphere that makes attending a Cavaliers home game an incredible fan entertainment experience, including music and entertainment, face painting, sign making and more! Fans can look forward to a new player introduction video that will set the tone for a nostalgic 50th season as the team honors the past but looks to the future of Cavaliers basketball.
During the game, fans will enjoy exciting routines from the all-new Cavs PowerHouse Dance Team, a competitive level precision dance team specializing in high-energy trick, tumbling and extremely dynamic choreography, and Pogoliers, an incredible group of athletes performing tricks flips and leaps up to 10 feet in the air all while on extreme pogo sticks! Scream Team hip-hop troupe and 216Stix drumline are back and ready to keep the fun and energy going along with the unpredictable antics of fan-favorite mascots Cavs Moondog and Sir C.C.
TRAFFIC & PARKING
As always, fans should plan accordingly and are encouraged to arrive early to and allow extra time for parking and entering the FieldHouse.
EAST 4TH STREET IS GOING GOLD!
Fans can stop by East 4th Street, which will be decked out in gold in celebration of 50 seasons of Cavaliers basketball, from Thursday, October 24th to Wednesday, October 30th for a fan photo op with #Cavs50 sign and a chance to win great prizes including tickets to Opening Night on October 26th!