City of Cleveland “ALL IN” for Game 6 of NBA Finals

Monday, June 15, 2015

CLEVELAND – As the NBA Finals continue, the City of Cleveland would like to remind visitors and all those in the downtown area of the parking restrictions that will be in place for Game 6 on Tuesday, June 16 at 9:00 pm.

  • “No Parking” restrictions will be in place at the below areas.
  • Huron Road – from Ontario Street to Prospect Avenue
  • Prospect Avenue – from Ontario Street To East 14th Street
  • East 9th Street – from Euclid Avenue to Carnegie Avenue
  • East 4th Street – from Prospect Avenue to Huron Road
  • East 2nd Street – from High Street to Prospect
  • Erie Court – Between East 9th Street and East 14th Street

In addition to the notification of parking restrictions, the City of Cleveland and Division of Police offer the following advice to improve your visit and downtown experience:

Arrive early. Plan your commute beforehand to effectively utilize your time. For Tuesday’s game, there will be a free FanFest outside Qu-icken Loans Arena two and a half hours before tip-off. Arrive early to enjoy the festivities. For fans with tickets to the games, The Q’s doors will open at 7:00 p.m., two hours prior to tipoff.

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.

The Ohio Department of Transportation would like to remind motorists that if you are traveling and use I-77 south to exit Downtown you 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. For a map of alternate routes, please click here.

In addition, please note the following:

  • Motorists who use I-71 north or I-90 east to enter Downtown are also reminded that the Ontario Street exit ramp is temporarily closed. Use East 9th Street instead – or – Opt for the Alternate! and use I-490 and I-77 to bypass construction.
  • 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.