CLEVELAND, Ohio — It’s just hours away — the 8 p.m. tip-off for Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will take on the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
The Cavs’ win during Game 6 win forced a Game 7 for just the third time in NBA history. No team has ever come back from a 3-1 deficit in the Finals to win, so the outcome could be history-making.
Even though the game isn’t in Cleveland, there is plenty going on here for fans.
Here are a few things you’ll need to know if you plan to be out and about:
Watch parties are being planned for all over Northeast Ohio.
The biggest will be the Watch Party hosted by the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s planned for inside and outside of Quicken Loans Arena. More than 20,000 tickets were sold online in a matter of minutes Friday.
They cost $5 each, and the proceeds go to charity.
The party will begin at 6:30 p.m. Every fan in attendance will receive a wine Cavs T-shirt.
A Watch Party will also be held at St. Vincent-St. Mary’s High School LeBron James Arena.
The game will play on a big screen inside the arena. Athletic Director Willie McGee, who is also a childhood friend and teammate for LeBron James, is organizing the event.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and free for SVSM students and children 13 years of age and younger.
Traffic and Transportation
The Indians also play on Sunday — at 1:10 p.m.
The city of Cleveland recommends giving yourself extra travel time. The following parking restrictions are in effect from Sunday, June 19 at 10 a.m. to Monday, June 20 at 1 a.m.:
- East 2nd Street from Prospect Avenue to High Avenue
- East 4th Street from Prospect Avenue to Huron Road
- Prospect Avenue both North & South side from Ontario Street to East 14th Street
- Huron Road both North & South side from Ontario Street to Prospect Avenue
- East 9th Street both East & West side from Superior Avenue to Carnegie Avenue
- Bolivar Road both North & South side from East 7th Street to Prospect Avenue
- Erie Court both North & South side from East 9th Street to East 14th Street
Cleveland police will have additional patrols in place throughout the downtown area.
Cleveland RTA is encouraging people to take the bus or rapid to the watch party. All-day passes at $5, and the walkway to the Q will be open two hours before and 90 minutes after the event.
Fox 8 Coverage
Fox 8 has a crew in Oakland that will cover the big game.
Fox 8 News will provide complete coverage of both the game and the watch parties on our newscasts and on Fox8.com.
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