Parade planning: arrive early, but NO overnight camping

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CLEVELAND, Ohio– No camping will be allowed anytime before the parade.

It’s tempting, given the fact that hundreds of thousands of fans will be heading to downtown Cleveland for the parade and rally to honor our 2016 NBA Championship Cleveland Cavaliers.

But city officials tell Fox 8 that if anyone is planning on camping out to secure their spot – they need to change those plans. This is obviously for safety reasons a tent ban is being enforced at Mall B and all downtown city parks.

The city says there is really no given time on when fans can start coming downtown, but are suggesting an early arrival – just not an overnight arrival.

Remember too, that this is a family-friendly event: no alcoholic beverages will be allowed.

Plenty of sunscreen and travelling light are encouraged.

Cleveland Cavaliers champs banner

The Parade:

The parade will start near Quicken Loans Arena and travel through the streets of downtown Cleveland to a rally on Mall B. There will be a special program with entertainment, special presentations and celebrations.

Fans are invited to line the parade route that will start in front of Quicken Loans Arena, moving to Huron Road to Ontario Street, to Carnegie Avenue to East 9th Street and to Lakeside Avenue, ending at East 6th Street.

How to get there:

A commemorative championship $5 all-day round trip pass will be on sale at all Rapid transit stations during Wednesday’s festivities. Trains will operate every 10 minutes.

More details here.

There are also numerous street closures and parking bans in effect for the day.

Click here for the lists. 

Fox 8 News Coverage:

Fox 8 News is planning unprecedented, all-day live coverage of the celebration.

Fox 8 News will be live on the air from 4 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for 15.5 straight hours of coverage that will include the parade, the rally and our Fox 8 newscasts.

The event will also be streamed LIVE on and on the Fox 8 Facebook Page. 

“Working in partnership with our friends at Fox Sports Ohio, Fox 8 will bring our viewers live coverage celebrating the 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers,” said Fox 8 General Manager Paul Perozeni. “It’s a live, day long event celebrating Cleveland’s Own Cavaliers, from Cleveland’s Own Fox 8 News.”

For more on the parade planning details, click here.