The following Cleveland roads are closed for the Senior Games during the weekend of Saturday July 27 and Sunday July 28:
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.
Athletes over the age of 50 from all over the country are flocking to Cleveland to show their skills in the 2013 National Senior Games.
The heat is on in Cleveland in more ways than one during the National Senior Games.
Cleveland is ready to roll out the red carpet for 11,000 athletes in town for National Senior Games.
Ninety-nine-year-old Walt Westermann is going for gold at the National Senior Games in golf and shuffleboard.
Organizers believe the 2013 National Senior Games will bring $35 million to the Cleveland area over the next couple of weeks.
The 2013 National Senior Games are coming to Cleveland this weekend and that means some road closures.
Not only is the Cleveland Convention Center brand new, it's spacious and it's bright, and experts say that makes it welcoming.
In less than two months the 2013 National Senior Games will get under way.