Quicken Loans Arena
Commonly referred to as”The Q” by locals, the Quicken Loans Arena is a multi-purpose facility located in downtown Clevleand, Ohio and the home to the National basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers.
In addition to being the home of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, it’s also the home arena to the American Hockey League’s Lake Erie Monsters, and the Arena Football League’s Cleveland Gladiators.
The stadium opened as a focal point of the Gateway Sports and Entertainment Complex in October 1994.
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It was originally named Gund Arena until the naming rights were purchased by Quicken Laons and the name changed in August 2005 to Quicken Loans Arena.
• Capacity: 20,562
• Opened: October 17, 1994
• Location: 1 Center Court
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
• The stadium took over 3 years to construct with construction beginning on April 27, 1991 and the stadium opening on October 17, 1994.
• The site that the stadium is built on was a historic fruit and vegetable market dating back to 1856. The Cavaliers purchased the location in 1985 and began their plans for the new arena.
• The venue serves as more than just a sports arena, it also features a variety of other entertainment events such as SummerSlam in 1996, Survivor Series in 2004, and the Scrabble Championship series in 2008.
Past and Current Teams
Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) (1994–present)
Cleveland State Vikings (NCAA) (secondary; 2015–present)
Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) (2007–present)
Cleveland Gladiators (AFL) (2008–present)
Cleveland Crush (LFL) (2011–2013)
Cleveland Rockers (WNBA) (1997–2003)
Cleveland Barons (AHL) (2001–2006)
Cleveland Lumberjacks (IHL) (1994–2001)