CLEVELAND - The stage is set and the torch-lighting ceremony is ready as the new Cleveland Convention Center is transformed into an Olympic-style village.
Cleveland is hosting the 2013 National Senior Games, which will bring in more than 11,000 athletes.
Here are a few facts about the event:
-Athletes age 50 and from all 50 states will compete
-Athletes and visitors are booked at 33 hotels
-Lighting at the convention center can change depending on sport
-Volleyball courts are pieced together like Lego sets in the convention center
-A cell phone booster truck was brought in to supply cell service
-Track and field events will be at Baldwin Wallace University
-Basketball games will be played at Public Hall
The opening ceremonies are Friday at 4:30 p.m. on Mall B. Fireworks are at dusk.