Cleveland Monsters

They're just that: monsters. Beasts. Having recently clobbered the Hershey Bears in the 2016 Calder Cup Finals, the Monsters dominated the series 4-0, bringing a championship home for the first time.

The American Hockey League affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Monsters are spicing things up for fans. Take part in themed game nights, including "Fans Choice Theme Night" where fans choose the theme through social media, and "1-2-3 Fridays!" where fans get $1 sodas, $2 hotdogs and $3 draft beer specials.

And don't forget to get a selfie with Sully, the Monsters' official seagull mascot. You definitely can't miss the "Mullet Brothers" (characters based on the Hanson Brothers from the movie Slap Shot), and the "Monsters Hockey Girls" cheerleaders. Whether a hockey fight breaks out or you're singing and dancing along to the half-time show, a Monsters game won't slack on the entertainment.

And, the best-in-class experience doesn't stop with the hocky action either. The Monsters play at Quicken Loans Arena (The Q), which has elevated its stuff-your-face food offerings with options from local chefs. Taste what it's like to live in Cleveland with a burger or Polish Boy at Iron Chef Michael Symon's B Spot, tacos or loaded potato nachos at Chef Rocco Whalen's Rocco's at The Q, and gourmet pretzels and sausages at Jonathon Sawyer's SeeSaw Pretzel Shoppe.

About two million guests visit The Q each year. The arena hosts more than 200 events annually, including major concert acts, Cleveland Cavaliers' NBA basketball games, arena football and family events such as Disney on Ice.

Getting to the Q can be done in a variety of ways including public transportation, for options, click here. And if you are driving Downtown, you can find parking options here.


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