Instead, they will go by the Cleveland Charge next season as the Cleveland Cavaliers G-League affiliate is set to begin play downtown next season at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center.
“I am, of course, disappointed that the Charge will no longer be playing in Canton. We had open and professional conversations with Charge management about extending their lease and staying,” stated Canton Mayor Thomas Bernabei. Playing in downtown Cleveland achieves a higher level of integration, resources and operational flexibility for the Charge players, staff and front office members based on the location being within several blocks of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and just eight miles from Cleveland Clinic Courts, the training and player development center for the Cavaliers.
The Charge also announced a commitment to expand youth sports, community programming and support in Canton, including Cavs Academy and Jr. Cavs camp and clinic programs and Cavs Elite games to bring multiple new opportunities to the greater Canton community.