Cavaliers & Turner Sports Celebrate Cavs’ Home Opener with Fan Event

Free Event Open to the Public
The Huron (Stark) Parking Lot (surface lot directly across from The Q)

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Turner Sports will bring a free fan event and viewing party to downtown Cleveland’s Gateway District.

The Cleveland Cavaliers will tipoff the most anticipated season in the team’s history on Thursday night October 30th when they host the New York Knicks as part of TNT’s national broadcast of NBA Opening Week.

To commemorate the evening, Turner Sports and the Cavs will host a free fan event outside Quicken Loans Arena that will feature a musical performance by hip-hop recording artist Kendrick Lamar AND Grammy® Award-winning rock band IMAGINE DRAGONS, as well as appearances by the Cavalier Girls dance team, the Scream Team hip-hop troupe and more. Once the Cavs game begins, the event will serve as a viewing party for fans with the TNT broadcast featured on the massive video boards that will be set up in the space.

The free event will be open to the public beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the Huron (Stark) parking lot (directly across the street from The Q). Turner Sports will feature footage from the event and Kendrick Lamar’s performance, within the hour-long TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com. With a special guest appearance by Kevin Hart and NBA TV’s Inside Stuff host Kristen Ledlow, the special will air at 7:00 p.m. ET before TNT’s coverage of the Cavaliers vs. Knicks game tips off at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Top Dawg Entertainment recording artist Kendrick Lamar’s latest single “i” is featured in Turner Sports’ promotional campaign highlighting the tip off of the 2014-15 NBA regular season, with a 30-second video currently available at NBA.com.

For the safety of all guests, the following security measures will be in effect during the NBA on TNT Coming Home Thursday presented by Samsung Galaxy Note 4®:

  • All guests and items (purses, small handbags, etc.) are subject to physical inspection by security personnel, and anyone not agreeing to this search will be restricted from entering the event
  • All guests subject to wanding for detection of metal devices on their person
  • No bags, backpacks or purses larger than 11 inches by 17 inches
  • No pets (service animals permitted with proper identification)
  • No bottles, cans, liquid containers or coolers (except for guests with medical or dietary needs)
  • No food or beverage not dispensed by the Event Concessionaire
  • No video or audio recorders, or still cameras with lenses longer than 4 inches
  • No weapons and/or firearms of any kind
  • No missile-like objects
  • No laser pointers
  • No artificial noisemakers or amplified sound devices
  • No poles or sticks of any kind
  • No objects that obstruct other guests’ view, including umbrellas
  • No folding chairs, bikes or other large personal items
  • No promotional items with commercial slogans or identification without written consent from the NBA.
  • No signs, posters or messages on any garment with explicit language, profanity, or derogatory characterization directed toward any person.
  • No signs, posters or messages on any garment with explicit language, profanity, or derogatory characterization directed toward any person.
  • Any Halloween costume subject to event approval
  • Any item deemed dangerous or inappropriate by management will not be allowed.
  • Confiscated items will be disposed of and not returned
  • No beach balls or basketballs larger than 29.5 inches in circumference (regulation size of a basketball)
  • Please note: This show may contain heavy strobe lighting and laser lighting

Items left in vehicles should be stored out of sight.