Opening Celebration

Opening Celebration

Saturday, August 10
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse 

Bring the Beat in The Land of Rhythm and Rhyme

Kick off your stay in Cleveland with a visit to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, the iconic downtown arena famous for thrilling victories, superstar fans, and the most electrifying game-day atmosphere in the whole wide world of sports. When the FieldHouse played host to the NBA All-Star Game in 2022, the rest of the world found out what the city of Cleveland already knew—that there’s no better place to catch a game than right here in The Land. 

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A $185 million glow-up recently transformed the FieldHouse into the crown jewel of Cleveland’s Gateway District—complete with a glossy new exterior, cutting-edge technology like the uber-immersive Power Portal, wider concourses, and one of the biggest HD scoreboards that you’ll ever see. It’s not known as the Humongotron for nothing. Oh, and it can also shoot out fire. Seriously. 

Once you’ve scoped out all the sights in the FieldHouse, settle in for a welcome feast of epic proportions. Allow our dream team of local chefs to whip up delicacies and dishes that are quintessentially Cleveland—with a side of exciting game-day entertainment to ensure that your 2024 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition experience starts off with a bang.   

GRAMMY-winning Artist Nelly Joins the Opening Celebration! 


Nelly, renowned for his chart-topping hits and dynamic stage presence, has an extensive catalog of hits has earned him a lasting place in the music industry and a dedicated global fan base. His career boasts six consecutive Top Ten albums, from the diamond Country Grammar in 2000 to the platinum 5.0 (2010) and The Fix (2015).

Get ready for a spectacular show from Nelly that embodies the spirit of togetherness and celebration, ensuring that your 2024 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition experience starts off with a bang!

Prohibited Items

These items are prohibited at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (Opening Celebration):

  • No backpacks, large bags (bags must be 14” x 14” x 6” or smaller and fit under seat without obstruction of aisles), or sealed packages of any kind (including gifts for performers).
  • No iPads or other similar electronic devices.
  • No video and audio recorders, including Go Pros.
  • No weapons of any kind, including pepper spray, pocket knives and/or blades of any kind.
  • No selfie sticks.
  • Garments with explicit language, profanity or derogatory characterization directed toward any person. Determination of appropriate messaging is at sole discretion of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
  • No signs, posters or messages on any garment with explicit language, profanity, or derogatory characterization directed toward any person.
  • No laser pointers or whistles.
  • No flags.
  • No long chains on clothing or otherwise.
  • No facial masks that are not easily removable.
  • No bottles, cans, or coolers.
  • No outside food or beverages. Exceptions are made for medical reasons, baby food and reasonable children’s snacks (crackers, raisins, juice boxes, etc.).
  • The use of any outside noisemaker is prohibited in the venue.
  • Any professional camera device with a lens larger than 6 inches.
  • In accordance with Ohio’s “concealed carry” law and the right for private entities to ban handguns on their premises, firearms and other weapons of any kind are strictly forbidden on the premises of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

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