Merry ‘Sportsmas’ Cleveland! October 25th is the new Christmas in Cleveland!


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CLEVELAND - Sure, Christmas may be exactly two months away, but many Clevelanders could argue that Christmas has come early this Tuesday as the Indians play Game 1 of the World Series and the Cavs get their rings, raise the banner and start their season.

This is not a dream. This is real. And it's a great time to be a Clevelander!

Here's how it's all going to happen:

First the Cleveland Cavaliers will be honored at Quicken Loans Arena in a pregame ring and banner ceremony.

Then, the Cleveland Indians take center stage at Progressive Field as they take on the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the World Series on FOX 8.

Here's everything you need to know about the huge night that is planned:


World Series Game 1: 8:08 p.m.

Gates open: 5:30 p.m.

Watch all the World Series action on FOX 8

World Series on FOX 8

**Fox 8 is your official World Series station. The games will appear on our air, and we'll be offering complete coverage of the series**


Game begins at 7:30 p.m.

Doors to The Q open at 5 p.m. 

Fans are urged to arrive early and be in their seats by 6:45 p.m.  

The pregame ring and banner ceremony will begin promptly at 7 p.m.

Across the street from The Q, there will be a FREE concert and Cavs watch party in the Huron (Stark) surface parking lot beginning at 3 p.m.

Wiz Khalifa will perform, along with the Cavalier Girls dance team, Scream Team hip-hop troupe, QStix drumline; there will also be appearances by Cavs mascot Sir C.C. and more.

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As you can imagine, there will be HUGE crowds at these events; that, along with the evening work commute, will cause traffic delays, so you're encouraged to ARRIVE EARLY.

Parking will be limited in and around the Gateway District. It’s recommended you carpool, or use RTA, and arrive early.

Click here for the specific parking restrictions.

**CLICK HERE for more information on the RTA schedules**


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