Wine & Gold Scrimmage presented by FirstEnergy(CLEVELAND) - The Cavs will host a free Wine & Gold Scrimmage Tuesday, October 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena.  

Free tickets are available Tuesday, September 19th at noon at and all northeast Ohio Discount Drug Mart Locations.

In a press release, the Cavs organization said:

It’s Wine vs. Gold when the Cleveland Cavaliers take the court for their annual intra-squad scrimmage, a fun-filled family event to give fans a first live look at the 2016-17 NBA Eastern Conference Champions as they prepare for the upcoming 2017-18 season. The 2017 Wine & Gold Scrimmage presented by FirstEnergy will take place on Tuesday, October 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena. FREE tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, September 19th at NOON at any of Discount Drug Mart’s northeast Ohio locations or online at There is a limit of six (6) tickets per transaction and seating will be general admission. Fans 17 years of age and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.In keeping with the popular tradition of past Wine & Gold scrimmages, immediately following the game, Cavs players will give the scrimmage-worn practice jerseys off their backs to lucky fans randomly chosen from those in attendance. The Wine & Gold Scrimmage will also be the first opportunity for fans to see the Cavs newly designed court that reflects the team’s updated modernized brand. The new shield logo, displayed on center court, represents the “tool of the defender” and the Cavaliers commitment to “Defend The Land.”Throughout the night, fans will get a sample of the Cavs award-winning game presentation, including popular lights-out player introductions, Humongotron flames, performances from the Cavalier Girls dance team, Scream Team hip-hop troupe, and the always-entertaining antics from mascots Moondog and Sir C.C, and more! Doors to the arena will open at 5:00 p.m., one hour prior to tipoff so fans can enjoy concourse activities and special offers while taking in the fun of being back in The Q for Cavs basketball.

  • FanFare locations will feature $2 popcorn, $2 soda and $3 beer. 
  • “Express Yourself” face painting, hair painting, temporary tattoos and sign making stations will be available to help fans proudly display their Cavs spirit.
  • The Cavaliers Team Shop at The Q will feature select Cavs merchandise for $5, $10 and $15 to help fans get geared up for preseason basketball!
  • A postgame “Half Court Heave” presented by Ohio CAT will provide a well-deserving, preselected local veteran the opportunity to team up with a Cavs player to make a half-court shot to win a prize pack courtesy of Ohio CAT. (Last year, Iman Shumpert drained the shot from half-court in a win for local army veteran Navy Petty Officer Cuyler!)