City of Cleveland is “All In” this Week

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Daniel Williams, Director of Media Relations
Mayor’s Office

Sgt. Ali Pillow, Public Information Officer 
Division of Police

For Immediate Release:

CLEVELAND – The City of Cleveland is “All In” this week as the Cleveland Cavaliers begin the NBA Finals series against the Golden State Warriors with Game 1 on Thursday, June 4 at Golden State, 9 p.m. ET and Game 2: Sunday, June 7 at Golden State, 8 p.m. ET. The Cavaliers will host their Game 1 and Game 2 watch party at Quicken Loans Arena. The watch party will begin an hour before tipoff. There are no current parking restrictions scheduled for this day. 

In addition to the Cavaliers’ championship run, the Cleveland Indians continue their season with away games in Kansas City before returning home on Friday, June 5. The City of Cleveland would like to encourage anyone coming downtown to celebrate these festivities to please do so responsibly. The City of Cleveland and Division of Police offer the following advice to improve your visit and downtown experience:

Arrive early. In order to ensure that you arrive at your destination without missing a second of the action, plan your commute beforehand and allow yourself extra travel time. 

Downtown delays. Please be aware of the following resurfacing or construction projects that may cause delays:

  • West 3rd Street from Superior Avenue to Lakeside Avenue.
  • Southbound traffic only on East 6th Street from Superior Avenue to Euclid Avenue.
  • The renovation of Public Square project. Click here for more information. 

Ride RTA. RTA will operate Red Line trains every 15 minutes to accommodate all sports fans and visitors. Blue and Green Line trains will run according to the regular schedule. All rapid lines will operate for at least 90 minutes after the games end. Park for free at many of RTA's rapid stations, buy a $5 All-Day-Pass and take the train to Tower City Station for an easy walk to the Q through the enclosed Walkway near Tower City food court. Plan your commute with to enjoy all Downtown Cleveland has to offer.

Put Your Junk in Your Trunk! Valuable items should not be left in the interior of a vehicle where others can see them. Even better is to place these items in the trunk prior to arriving at your destination.

Be aware of increased pedestrian traffic in the downtown area.

If you see something suspicious, say something. Report any suspicious activity to safety officials.    

If you are traveling to or from the city this weekend, the Ohio Department of Transportation would like to remind motorists to be alert for detours and new traffic patterns! 

  • Those who use I-77 south to exit Downtown will notice changes as the East 9th and Ontario Street ramps to I-77 south have been permanently relocated. Outbound I-77 traffic now uses Orange Avenue which is reduced to two lanes in each direction between Carnegie and East 14th Street. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes if possible.
  • Follow all posted signage and allow for extra travel time to reach, and depart, Downtown venues.
  • For a LIVE look at traffic speeds and cameras approaching Downtown, be sure to visit for up-to-the-minute information!