Media Info

To view the NBA All-Star Game media availability assignments, click here.

Please note: The media bus departs Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse from Ontario Street.

REMINDER:  Only Tier 1 media (as communicated to by NBA Communications) will be able to attend media availabilities in-person to ask questions.  All other media may find the live stream of any media session at https://mediaavail.nba.com/.

Review the updated Facemask policy handout HERE.

Credential Information

Huntington Convention Center 

Exhibit Level -- Rooms 14 (Use the Lakeside Entrance)
300 Lakeside Avenue E
Cleveland, OH 44113

PLEASE NOTE: All approved media must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to pick up credentials. Either a lab-based or molecular COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of travel OR a negative at-home antigen test taken the day of travel are permissible. Credentials will not be distributed without proof of a negative test, regardless of vaccination status.

Hours (All times local)

  • Sunday, February 20: 4:00 pm – End of the 1st quarter

CREDENTIAL PHOTOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Under no circumstances should photos of credentials be posted by yourself or others on social media outlets. Please make sure your credentials are not visible when on TV or posing for photos that may be posted on social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and others. 

Failure to comply will result in immediate deactivation and revocation of credentials for the entire event.

Media Hotel

Renaissance Cleveland
24 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44113

Rate: $240/night + tax

The deadline to cancel a hotel reservation is February 7. Failure to cancel a reservation directly with the NBA by the deadline WILL result in the loss of one night’s deposit. For all questions regarding the online hotel application process, please contact Kelly Williams and Jaralai Christiano via email. Hotels WILL NOT accept cancellations from individual media members.  

Media Bus Schedule

BUSES DEPART FROM THE RENAISSANCE CLEVELAND

SUNDAY, February 20

THE MEDIA BUS DEPARTS WOLSTEIN CENTER FROM PROSPECT AVENUE

  • 1:00 pm bus to Wolstein Center for the NBA G League Next Gem game
  • 4:30 pm return service to the Renaissance Hotel

THE MEDIA BUS DEPARTS ROCKET MORTGAGE FIELDHOUSE FROM ONTARIO STREET

  • 6:30 pm to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse for the 71st NBA All-Star Game
  • 7:00 pm to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse for the 71st NBA All-Star Game
  • 1-hour post event return service to the Renaissance Hotel

All-Star Event Schedule

 Sunday Events & Venues

  • NBA G League Next Gem Game
  • Wolstein Center (2:00 pm)
  • 71st NBA All-Star Game
  • Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (8:00 pm / Doors open 6:30 pm)

Media Access Plan

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO LOCKER ROOM ACCESS FOR MEDIA IN ANY TIER, AT ANY TIME.

Tier 1 Access:

  1. If you are receiving Tier 1 Media Access, you will be notified 48 hours prior to each event.
  2. Media Credential with access to limited back of house areas, including the Interview Room and Media Mixed Zone for in-person access.
  3. Access to a media seating area reserved for vaccinated/boosted media only.
    - All media seating will be assigned and media will not be permitted to change seats.

Tier 2 Access:

  1. Media Credential with access to an elevated media workroom.
  2. Access to elevated seating area reserved for vaccinated/boosted media only.
    - All media seating will be assigned and media will not be permitted to change seats.
  3. Streaming access to all press conferences and media availabilities.
  4. MEDIA IN THIS ZONE WILL NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE EVENT LEVEL OR BACK OF HOUSE AREAS.

Tier 3 Access:

  1. Media credential with access to an elevated media workroom.
  2. Access to an elevated seating area reserved for unvaccinated media, or media who do not wish to disclose their vaccination status.
    - All media seating will be assigned and media will not be permitted to change seats.
  3. Streaming access to all press conferences and media availabilities.
  4. MEDIA IN THIS ZONE WILL NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE EVENT LEVEL OR BACK OF HOUSE AREAS.

MEDIA DOOR OPENING TIMES AT ROCKET MORTGAGE FIELDHOUSE AND WOLSTEIN CENTER

Please note the following media door entrance times for both venues. Please plan accordingly as media areas will not be available earlier than the door opening times.

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

  • Sunday, February 20: 5:30 pm
  • (All times local)

Wolstein Center

  • Sunday, February 20: 12:00 pm
  • (All times local)

WiFi Information

Wolstein Center

  • SSID: #NBAAllStar
    NO PASSWORD

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

  • SSID: #NBAAllStar
    NO PASSWORD

RF Coordination

If your organization intends to use wireless devices that transmit via RF, please use the following link to register your equipment as soon as possible: http://tiny.cc/fcg-nba-as

Media Access Map

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

ROCKET MORTGAGE FIELDHOUSE MEDIA NAVIGATION

MEDIA ENTRANCE – Southwest Corner of Ontario St. 

  • TIER 1/Media with an Underlay Pass: Proceed through the media entrance, take stairwell downstairs and enter event level near the media hallway. Make a left to access the media hallway. The mixed zone will be on your right side, and the media workroom/player interview room will be further down the hall on your left. 
  • TIER 2 Media: Take stairwell to the 200 Level (FirstEnergy Loudville Floor) to access media seats and auxiliary workroom (Overlook Bar). For elevator access to 200 Level, enter main concourse on the street level after walking through the media entrance and make a left. Walk down the concourse and elevators to the 200 Level will be on your left.

MEDIA ELEVATOR (Four-Bank Elevator/Northwest Elevator)

  • From Event Level: Located on the opposite side of the media hallway from the media entrance. Make a left just passed the media work room/player interview room near the Fred McLeod TV Studio and Cavaliers Regular Season Media Workroom. Follow corridor to the four-bank elevator.
  • From the 200 Level: Four-Bank Elevator located off the main concourse near section 228 & 229.

TO INTERVIEW ROOM/MIXED ZONE (TIER 1 MEDIA UNDERLAY CREDENTIAL REQUIRED)

  • From the 100 Level Media Seats: Take stairwell at the media entrance from street level down to the event level. Enter event level and make a left towards the media hallway. The Mixed Zone will be on your right side, and the media workroom/player interview room will be further down the hall on your left.
  • From the 200 Level Media Seats: Take media elevator located off the main concourse near section 228 & 229 down to the Event Level. After exiting, walk along corridor and make a right towards the media hallway after passing the Fred McLeod TV Studio and Cavaliers Regular Season Media Workroom.

TO COMMISSIONER’S PRESS CONFERENCE (Cavaliers Practice Court) (TIER 1 MEDIA WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

  • From Event Level: Take Media Elevator (Four-Bank Elevator/Northwest Elevator) located near the Fred McLeod TV Studio and Cavaliers Regular Season Media Workroom, up to the Huntington Club Level. Make a left on the club level and walk down the hall passed the three-bank elevator. The entrance to the practice court will be on your left just after the Fan Fuel Concession Stand. 
  • From 200 Level: Take Media Elevator (located off the main concourse near section 228 & 229) down to the Huntington Club Level. Make a left on the club level and walk down the hall passed the three-bank elevator. The entrance to the practice court will be on your left just after the Fan Fuel Concession Stand. 

TO TIER 2 MEDIA WORKROOM (OVERLOOK BAR)

  • Located in the 200 Level (FirstEnergy Loudville Floor). The workroom is located off the concourse near section 208 behind pipe and drape. 

TO MEDIA SEATS IN M116

  • From Event Level: Take Media Elevator to the Street Level (Four-Bank Elevator/Northwest Elevator) located near the Fred McLeod TV Studio and Cavaliers Regular Season Media Workroom. Exit elevator and make a right on the concourse. Section M116 will be on your left. 

TO MEDIA SEATS IN 200 LEVEL

  • From Event Level: Take Media Elevator to the FirstEnergy Loudville Floor (Four-Bank Elevator/Northwest Elevator) located near the Fred McLeod TV Studio and Cavaliers Regular Season Media Workroom. Exit elevator and make a right on the concourse. Media Seating will be in sections 219, 218, 2117 and 216 on your left. 

TO INTERNATIONAL COMMENTARY POSITIONS (Budweiser Lounge)

  • From Event Level: Take the Media Elevator to the Budweiser Lounge (top floor). Opposite the glass doors you will see an entrance. Follow the walkway towards the commentary positions which will be on your left once you’ve entered the Budweiser Lounge.
  • From the 200 Level & Tier 2 Workroom/Overlook Bar: Take the Media Elevator (located off the main concourse near section 228 & 229 up to the Budweiser Lounge (top floor). Opposite the glass doors you will see an entrance. Follow the walkway towards the commentary positions, which will be on your left once you’ve entered the Budweiser Lounge.

Wolstein Center

The Wolstein Center (2000 Prospect Ave. E.) is located in Downtown Cleveland and is walkable from the Media Hotel and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Media buses and taxi/rideshare services are also available.

Media Entrance is through Gate B (nearest E. 21st Street and Carnegie Ave.) and follow signs to designated media spaces based on Tiered Access.

The Tier 1 Media Workroom is located on the event level of Wolstein Center on the North side of the building.

Tier 1 Media will have access to the Practice Court for Media Availability.

Seating for Tier 2 and Tier 3 media is located in the arena bowl in sections 117 and 217.

Media Availabilities will be streamed at https://mediaavail.nba.com/.

Media Regulations

Click here to view the media regulations for NBA All-Star 2022.

Made in CLE Pantry

Stop by the Cleveland Pantry on the 4th floor of the Renaissance Hotel in the Grand Ballroom Balcony to pick-up a taste of Cleveland. Open 9am-2pm Friday through Sunday, the pantry will be stocked with snacks from Cleveland entrepreneurs, including cold brew coffee, granola, popcorn, beef jerky, chocolate, sports drinks and more. Stop by to refresh and refuel while exploring The Land.

Media Hospitality

Renaissance Hotel
Grand Ballroom Balcony – 4th Floor‍

24 Public Square Cleveland, OH 44113


MEDIA HOSPITALITY DATES / TIMES

  • Sunday, February 20: Postgame – 2:00 am

Sunday Night Menu:

  • Miniature Beef Wellington
  • Spinach and Feta Wrapped in Phyllo
  • Artichoke Crabmeat Salad Crostini
  • Herb Brined Roasted Turkey Breast Served withCranberry-Orange Relish, Giblet Gravy and Cocktail Rolls
  • Mac and Cheese station

On-Site NBA Contacts

Overall event lead: Maureen Coyle

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse: Mike Perrelli

Wolstein Center: Joanna Shapiro

Live Shots: Kat Kienle

Credentials: Jaralai Christiano

Hotels: Kelly Williams

NBA HBCU Classic presented by AT&T: Brandon Gassaway

NBA Crossover: Kyle Van Fechtmann

NBA Media Central & @NBAPR

For your convenience, NBA All-Star 2022 event information -- All-Star Media Guide, fact sheets, press releases and more -- are available at NBA Media Central.  The site also includes statistics, team media guides, team game notes and more from around the NBA.

Please follow both of the NBA Communications Twitter accounts closely throughout NBA All-Star Weekend - @NBAPR for all public All-Star news and announcements and @NBACommsMR for media-specific information, schedules and event logistics. We recommend setting a Twitter alert for the @NBACommsMR account to receive notifications on up-to-date media information throughout the weekend.



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