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In Cleveland, we’ve got world-class experiences without the world-class ego. And for that, you’re welcome.
World-class experiences without the world-class ego.
Here in Cleveland, we’ve got beef cheek in our pierogi, truffles on our hot dogs and beer in our donuts. Balance.
Whether you’re into the thread count of your linens or just a place to crash for the night, we’ve got a hotel room with your name all over it.
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Few things in Cleveland hold a candle to our city’s collective sports mania. The resilience. The passion. The unequivocal optimism that returns year after year. You can see (and feel) it everywhere — from barstools on Sunday mornings to team stickers adorning the briefcases, lunch pails, laptops and hard hats of street-side passersby. It’s about tradition. It’s about legacy.
The shore of Lake Erie is no stranger to massive sports events. Now, after hosting the 2021 NFL Draft and the biggest football fan experience of the year, Cleveland takes the national stage once again to host NBA All-Star Weekend 2022, Feb. 18 - 22 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
That’s Cleveland sports. And make no mistake, when it comes to passion, we’re undefeated.
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“Cleveland sports is about family. It’s what I grew up on; it’s foundational to me.”
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Truth: Cleveland loves sports, but football is king. Throughout the Browns’ well-documented years of abject misery, the team rarely had flashy players or baller budgets. But you better believe it — win or lose; rain or shine; downpour or blizzard — Cleveland fans showed up, adorned in orange and brown, ready to root like hell. Still do.
Cleveland football is about taking your kids to their first game, then going with them when they take their own. It's a municipal parking lot where truck drivers and computer engineers bond over bratwurst buffets served from reclaimed school buses. Everyone is kin. And passion is our family business. This is Cleveland.
Ever since the “Miracle of Richfield” in 1976, when the Cavs made the playoffs for the first time in their brief history, they’ve been beloved by Clevelanders. Historically, the Cavs story could have been one of near misses — a collection of great teams that just ran into historically great opponents.
But it all changed in 2016, when the Cavs won the city's first major sports championship in 52 years. The euphoric celebration that ensued saw over 1.3 million fans line the streets of Downtown Cleveland for a parade that this town will not soon forget.
Today, they’ve hit the reset button. And, like all good Cleveland sports fans, we are here for it.
Visiting Cleveland during baseball season? Don't be surprised if a bunch of contagiously optimistic Clevelanders high-five you while walking around Downtown. Expect red-white-and-blue revelry in packed bars, pouring out onto patios and emitting a unique brand of local pride. Sure, they’ve had a few drinks, but this is Cleveland. For fans of the oldest and most successful team in the city's history, hope springs eternal on the corner of Carnegie and Ontario — always.
In a city as tough as Cleveland, of course we’d be into the smashmouth thrills of the Cleveland Monsters. Whether it was the Barons of the NHL in the ‘70s, or the IHL Lumberjacks of the ‘90s, this town loves banging the boards. This AHL affiliate even broke Cleveland’s professional sports title drought in 2016 — a little over a week before the Cavs brought it home.
Hockey fans in The Land love watching this team fight for every inch of that ice. Even when the puck stops, there’s so much fun to be had, with non-stop entertainment like postgame skating opportunities, Family Days and 1-2-3 Fridays ($1 sodas, $2 Hot Dogs, $3 Beers).