CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - City leaders from Cleveland and officials from the Cavaliers organization announced Tuesday that Quicken Loans Arena will be renamed Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
Cleveland Cavaliers Chairman Dan Gilbert, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman, and members of the basketball team were in attendance.
“Since 1994, Cleveland has shared countless unforgettable moments at this arena. From hosting world-class music acts to multiple NBA Finals games, the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse has been the epicenter of entertainment in Cleveland for decades,” said Gilbert. “Today marks the beginning of the next chapter in the evolution of this incredible facility, as not just one of the world’s premier sports and entertainment venues, but a hub of technology that is leading the charge in innovation, efficiency and fan experience.”
The name change comes as a $185 million renovation nears completion. Updates include a new glass facade, as well as new exterior and interior signage and lighting.
As previously announced, the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse will host the 2022 NBA All-Star game as well as the NCAA Women’s Final Four in 2024.
Fans are already trying to come up with a new nickname for the venue. See comments from this morning’s edition of Sunny Side Up: