Affectionately known “The Q,” Quicken Loans Arena is the home of the 2016 NBA champions Cleveland Cavaliers
, the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters and the AFL’s Cleveland Gladiators. The venue hosts more than 200 events and welcomes close to 2 million guests annually. Notable events held at the versatile arena include the NBA finals, Mid-American Conference’s basketball tournaments, United States Figure Skating Championships, 2016 Republican National Convention, family shows and concerts. The Q is part of the Gateway Sports and Entertainment Complex, which also includes Progressive Field.
Despite its large size, Quicken Loans Arena has an intimate feel thanks to 60 percent of its seats being located in the lower bowl area. The venue offers a huge range of options for diners, including 30 concession stands and on-site restaurants featuring celebrity chefs like Michael Symon and Rocco Whalen. The Cavaliers Team Shop is where fans can purchase Cavaliers, Monsters and Gladiators merchandise. The Underground Service Area under the arena can accommodate dozes of tour buses and even serves as a hotel for circus animals.
The arena has two on-site garages with room for 3,300 cars. These are connected to the area via covered walkways. There are more than 17,000 parking spaces within a five- to 10-minute walk. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority bus routes provide fast and easy access to the arena, and free downtown trolleys are available on game days. There are more than 10 hotels within a 1-mile radius. Nearby attractions include Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians, and Tower City Center.