Cavs Game 7 watch party tickets sell out in minutes, go for top dollar on eBay

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Posted at 10:02 AM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-18 10:54:44-04

Tickets for Sunday's Game 7 watch party at Quicken Loans Arena sold out in just minutes Friday. 

The Q announced Thursday night that it would host a watch party for the final game of the NBA Finals.

The Republican National Convention Committee on Arrangements started setting up Friday for next month's convention. However, crews will step aside Sunday to let Cavs fans take over the arena. 

“This is an amazing time in Cavaliers history for our fans as we are one game away from bringing an NBA Championship to Cleveland,” Len Komoroski, Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena CEO, said.

“While preparations are well underway for us to host the Republican National Convention, we worked in partnership with the RNC team to make it possible to still have the Game 7 watch party right here at the home of the Cavs inside The Q!" he added.

Tickets for the watch party were made available online and at Discount Drug Mart locations at 10 a.m. Friday However, many people were unable to access the Cavs website to secure tickets. Fans who waited outside Drug Mart stores were also told tickets were sold out just after 10 a.m.

Watch party tickets were then put on resale websites like eBay to be sold for as much as $400.

"This could be the first championship in my lifetime!" one fan told's Tara Molina. "So it's something you want to celebrate with other people."

"I saw them for $250 a ticket and up!" said another. "I mean these are $5 tickets, the money is supposed to go to charity!"

The Cavs put more tickets on the market at 2 p.m. for an outdoor watch party but that sold out immediately, too. 

That means more than 20,000 fans will be packed downtown for Game 7.

The rest say they're still excited for the game, no matter where they end up watching. 

"It's seriously the best thing ever," one fan said. "Just seeing the pride in the streets." 

If you happened to get your hands on tickets, the door will open at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. Every fan in attendance will receive a wine Cavs t-shirt.