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The Q

Quicken Loans Arena
Quicken Loans Arena
Dana Bail

Cleveland, Ohio has seen many arenas and venues which have housed all types of entertainment over the years. The first arena that was used by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Barons, Boxing Matches, and Rock & Roll Concerts was the Cleveland Arena that was knocked down in 1977. In 1974, the Richfield Coliseum was the new home of these local teams and events. There were many traffic problems with the Coliseum’s location and it would not bring revitalization back to downtown Cleveland as the Cleveland Arena once did. The Richfield Coliseum was knocked down in 1989 and the “Gund Arena” opened its doors in 1994, presently the arena is called The Q – Quicken Loans Arena.

The metropolitan area of Cleveland, Ohio began its recovery with the Gateway complex – consisting of Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena; formerly Jacobs Field and the Gund Arena named for Gordon Gund: a former owner of the Cavaliers. In 2005, Quicken Loans, owned by Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was the new venue. The Q allows Clevelander’s the opportunity to utilize downtown Cleveland; it is used for sporting events, concerts, and special shows on a yearly basis. The Q can accommodate 20,562 fans and it is home to the Cleveland Cavalier’s - basketball team and the Lake Erie Monsters a local hockey team. Other events that frequent the arena are: The Ringling Brother’s Circus, Pop & Rock Stars, Disney on Ice, and many more.

So if you are looking for an event for the whole family or just a night out with your significant other The Q Quicken Loans Arena is open year round for your entertainment fun! It is located at One Center Court -Cleveland, Ohio 44115 or call (216) 420 -2000 or visit their website at


                     Cleveland Entertainment Venue Time Line

  • 1883 Masonic Temple & Auditorium  - Shriner's Circus
  • 1893 Grays Armory  - 1st Cleveland Orchestra Concert in 1918
  • 1915 The Cleveland Playhouse  - Oldest Regional Theater in America
  • 1915 Karamu House -  Oldest African American Theater in the U.S.
  • 1918 Severance Hall - Home of the Cleveland Orchestra
  • 1920 Playhouse Square -  State, Palace, Ohio, Allen, and Hanna Theatres
  • 1922 Public Auditorium -  Largest Convention Hall in the Country at that time.
  • 1929 Music Hall  - Added to Public Auditorium & The Cleveland Convention Center
  • 1931 The Cleveland Stadium -  Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns, and Concerts.
  • 1937 Cleveland Arena  - Cleveland Baron's and the Moondog Coronation Ball
  • 1974 Coliseum at Richfield - Former Cavs & Concert Venue - Replaces the Cleveland Arena
  • 1991 The Wolstein Center  - CSU Convocation Center - Cleveland State University
  • 1994 Gund Arena  - 1st Concert Billy Joel - Replaces the Coliseum
  • 1994 Progressive Field -  Formerly "Jacob's Field." Indians & Browns - Replaces the Cleveland Stadium
  • 2005 The Q - Quicken Loans Arena -  Formerly the Gund Arena - Replaces the Richfield Coliseum