This is a big season for basketball in Cleveland. The young and hungry Cavs embark on a critical season, already making noise in the NBA with the likes of Darius Garland, Evan Mobley and newest Cavalier Donovan Mitchell. If that wasn’t enough, the newly minted CLEVELAND Charge of the G League moved up I-77 from Canton last year to settle in to their new home at the Wolstein Center in Downtown Cleveland.
Listen, we could sit here and talk all day about why you should head down to meet your Cleveland Charge this season, but here are five big reasons to get to a Charge game as soon as possible.
(All images courtesy of the Cleveland Charge)
You Can’t Beat These Prices
If you’re looking for a great night out with the family that won’t break the bank, look no further. With tickets starting at $5, Dollar Dog Fridays, $6 kid’s meal deals every Sunday and $2 beer specials on weeknights all season long, a night with the Charge offers more bang for your buck than even a night at the movies. Tickets are on sale now.
Swag For Days
This team is no slouch when it comes to the freebies. We’re not talking magnetic schedules for your fridge here: Charge x Superman t-shirts, a Cleveland Rockers tie-dye shirt, a Charge pop-it, a special Charge x Marvel Black Panther comic book & more. Even our own fearless civic leader is getting his own "Bibblehead" as Mayor Bibb is getting Charged Up with a giveaway! Check out the full promotional schedule for all the great giveaways coming up this season.
Run Run to Charge Games for Wild Promotions
We’ve come a long way from 10 Cent Beer Night in this town. The Charge have a lot to live up to after the success of last year's "Cleveland is the City" series celebrating local hip hop legends. Check out what they have planned for 2022-2023:
- MGK Night – the Charge team will be decked out in special pink & black jerseys with a t-shirt giveaway honoring the Shaker Heights-raised rapper on Fri., Mar. 17.
- “Space Jam” night featuring “Toon Squad” uniforms for the team, Wed., Dec. 28.
- The Cleveland Rockers will get their due when the Charge celebrate the inaugural WNBA team on Sat. Mar. 18.
- Several more great nights including a Salute to Service, Black Heritage Night, First Responders Night and Noche Latina, just to name a few.
The Future Plays Here
The G League is where the future of the NBA plays. More and more, we’re seeing success stories come out of this still young developmental league producing major NBA talent. Notable stars like Paskal Siakam and Fred VanVleet of the Toronto Raptors, Rudy Gobert of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Khris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks all made their way through the G League. Highly drafted rookies increasingly chose to play in the G League instead of college, making it clear that it’s become the no. 2 basketball league in the world. The Cavs’ Dean Wade is just one example of G League success stories you can watch grow every night in Downtown Cleveland, while Evan Mobley's newly-drafted brother Isaiah features on this year's Charge squad.
A Uniquely Cleveland Experience
If everything we’ve listed here so far should tell you anything, it’s that Cleveland Charge games are an amazing Cleveland sports experience. Free throws on the court after games. A Fun Zone near the court complete with crazy inflatables. I mean, really, they’re some of the best experiences for families and basketball fans alike.
So, get down to the Wolstein Center this season and welcome the Cleveland Charge to their new home in true CLE style.