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Quicken Loans Arena

Historic Sites, Monuments, Landmarks, and Public Art (National Register of Historic Places)


Quicken Loans Arena, which is also known as the Q, is home to the Cavaliers NBA team, the Cleveland Monsters American Hockey League team, and the Cleveland Gladiators Arena Football League team. The arena, which hosts a number of other events as well including concerts, was first known as the Gund Arena after former owner Gordon Gund who paid for the naming rights. In 2005, the name was changed when the retail mortgage lender Quicken Loans bought the naming rights to the area.

A number of events take place at the arena including concerts and NCAA basketball tournament games.
The arena was built in 1994.


The Cleveland Cavaliers opened Quicken Loans Arena with a 100-98 loss to the defending World Champion Houston Rockets on Nov. 8, 1994 in front of a sold-out crowd. In 1997, the 47th Annual NBA All-Star game was played here. The Cavs reached the NBA Finals and hosted their first Finals game, which was also sold out, on June 12, 2007. 


"About Quicken Loans Arena." Quicken Loans Arena. Accessed March 1, 2015.

"Quicken Loans Arena History." Quicken Loans Arena. Accessed March 1, 2015.

1 Center Ct
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone Number
216 420-2000
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This location was created on 2015-02-14 by Corey Cox, Marshall University; Instructed by David J. Trowbridge.   It was last updated on 2018-06-11 by Ben M. .

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