As anticipation of the Cleveland Cavaliers No. 1 pick (along with the No. 33 pick!) of the 2014 NBA Draft builds, there's no better place to watch ESPN's coverage of the NBA Draft than with thousands of Cavs fans at the 2014 Cavaliers Draft Party presented by Mountain Dew KickStart at Quicken Loans Arena at at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 26. Admission is free.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy festivities including live music from local band Skinny Moo, an interactive Fan Zone, $1 hot dogs and sodas, and more, for an evening of fun for the entire family! The Cavalier Girls, Scream Team and mascots Moondog and Sir C.C. will keep the party going all night!
Get Free Tickets to Draft Party and a 2014-15 Pre-Season Game!
Free tickets to the Cavaliers Draft Party are available now at the Quicken Loans Arena Box Office, any Northeast Ohio Discount Drug Mart location or online at cavs.com using the convenience of Flash Seats—an electronic ticketing system that allows fans to enter Quicken Loans Arena with just a swipe of their electronic ID. Fans who claim tickets in advance via Flash Seats AND attend the draft party will also receive two FREE tickets (per Flash Seats account) for a 2014-15 Cavs pre-season game. Tickets will be delivered to the fan's corresponding Flash Seats account upon the release of the 2014-15 Cavs pre-season schedule at a later date this summer.
(Please note – In compliance with guidelines set by the Cleveland Police Department, the Cavaliers will adhere to the policy that those 16 and under attending the Draft Party must be accompanied by an adult.)
Complete Draft Coverage and Entertainment All Night Long!
The Q will showcase the entire Cavs draft experience with the help from broadcast partners WTAM and FOX Sports Ohio:
6:00 p.m. – WTAM's Sports Feed with Nick Camino and Andre Knott will broadcast courtside.
7:00 p.m.– FOX Sports Ohio's Cavaliers Live co-hosts Jeff Phelps and Campy Russell will be joined by team game broadcasters Jim Chones and Austin Carr to provide in-depth draft analysis and perspective live from The Q. Cavs TV play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod will provide updates live from the NBA Draft in Brooklyn, New York and Cavs radio play-by-play announcer John Michael will do the same live from nearby Cleveland Clinic Courts where the team's front office and media work rooms are located.
7:00 p.m. – WTAM Sports Director and Cavs pregame, halftime and postgame host Mike Snyder will also broadcast live on the floor of The Q, along with WTAM sports reporter Andre Knott.
7:30 p.m. – ESPN TV's broadcast of the 2014 NBA Draft will also be shown on Q-Tube, the arena's four-sided, center-hung video board, making every seat the best-seat in the house!
A Cavs Fan Zone for all ages will also take place on the arena floor, filled with interactive games and booths, plus:
Free throws on the court
Autograph sessions with Cavaliers Legends
Meet and greets with the Cavaliers game entertainment teams along with arena hosts Ahmaad, Nicole and Olivier
Photo opportunities will be available at the FOX Sports Ohio sports desk and with robot, Cleatus, who will make a special appearance
Face painting, hair painting and tattoo stations
Chances to win incredible prizes and more!
Stay Connected to the #CavsDraft!
From The Q, or at home, Cavs fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #CavsDraft when posting to social media. Select fan-generated social posts will be displayed throughout the night on digital signage throughout Quicken Loans Arena, including Q-Tube. For even MORE #CavsDraft content, fans can visit Cavs Draft Central presented by Mountain Dew KickStart at www.cavs.com/draft for exclusive draft stories, photos, social media and more. Be sure to follow the Cavs on Facebook (Facebook.com/cavs), Twitter (Twitter.com/cavs) and Instagram (Instagram.com/clecavs) for draft-related news and information.
Draft Party Deals at the Cavaliers Team Shop!
The Cavaliers Team Shop will feature the 2014-15 Cavaliers draft hat and other great draft party discounts all night long, including current roster adult and youth Swingman jerseys for 50% off!
Be the #1 Pick of the Cavs Game Entertainment Team!
The Cavs Game Entertainment Team is searching for prospective local talent that could be "the next big thing", to perform at Cavs home games during the 2014-15 season. On draft night, fans are encouraged to visit with representatives at the Cavs Game Entertainment Team table, located near the Cavaliers Team Shop on the main concourse, to discuss potential talent. Follow-ups with prospective candidates will occur on a future date.
Become a New Wine & Gold United Member!
Lock in the best seating locations at The Q and guarantee tickets to the biggest Cavs games of the year, including the Thunder, Heat and Spurs for the 2014-15 Season by enrolling as a Wine & Gold United Member. For more information on Wine and Gold United Memberships visit united.cavs.com or call 1-800-820-CAVS to speak with a Cavs Team Member.