CLEVELAND — Crews at Quicken Loans Arena are raising the final steel beam to mark a milestone in the transformation project for the arena. Once the steel beam is in place, daytime pyrotechnics will conclude the ceremony. The construction project is modernizing the 25-year-old Quicken Loans Arena. The $140 million project includes expanded public areas with […]

CLEVELAND– Officials from Quicken Loans Arena discussed the construction at the Q during an event on Wednesday. The Cavs said the renovation project will occur in mid-February with barriers to define the construction zones going up on February 5. The initial phase will focus on the outside of the building and will impact the way […]

CLEVELAND– The Indiana Pacers will host the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, ESPN reported Wednesday morning. A formal announcement is set for later in the day. This means Cleveland will have to wait a little longer to host. Los Angeles has the 2018 game, followed by Charlotte and Chicago. “We continue to work closely with the league […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – After a two month delay because of a fight over public funds and the threat of a referendum, work at Quicken Loans Arena has begun. Half of the $140 million transformation project is being paid for by the Cavs and the other half paid for by a series of destination taxes. Including all admission taxes charged […]

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Eight days after pulling out of the $140 million renovation project at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cleveland Cavaliers have recommitted. Work on the arena could begin as early as next Friday, according to Cavs Senior Vice President of Communications Tad Carper. $140M transformation coming to The Q; Cavs lease extended through 2034 In a […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Now that the Cleveland Cavaliers have pulled out of paying for half of the Quicken Loans Arena Transformation Project many are asking about what happens next. The project was supposed to cost $140 million. The Cavs had agreed to pay $70 million. The public’s portion of the other $70 million was to be […]

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Cavaliers have withdrawn from their commitment to help fund a $140 million Quicken Loans Arena transformation project. The team said Monday that the addition of a prospective referendum being placed on the ballot “will cause the groundbreaking of The Q Transformation to miss the current construction cycle, which pushes the overall price […]

CLEVELAND– The Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus held a news conference on Tuesday about the proposed renovations to Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland City Councilman Jeff Johnson and the CCPC accused Mayor Frank Jackson and the rest of city council of blocking residents from voting on the proposal. Johnson said he wants to put the Q issue […]

CLEVELAND – The battle over a new and improved Quicken Loans Arena is headed to the Ohio Supreme Court. City leaders want the state’s highest court to sort out the legal issues surrounding the $140 million renovation for The Q. RELATED: Cleveland City Council approves Quicken Loans Arena renovation deal with 12-5 vote The city […]

A newly-formed coalition of Cleveland-area organizations submitted a petition with 20,000 signatures to city hall Monday to put the Quicken Loans Arena deal on the ballot. The deal, which they are calling controversial, calls for the city to spend $88 million dollars to add a new glass atrium to Quick and Loans Arena. Members of the Greater Cleveland Coalition, […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland leaders announced Monday three changes to the proposal to renovate Quicken Loans Arena. First: The Cleveland Cavaliers have guaranteed that for every dollar of admission tax that goes to debt financing of the Q restoration project, a dollar will go the city’s general fund. Second: The Cavaliers have agreed to restore every surface of every basketball […]

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – A $140 million transformation is coming to Quicken Loans Arena. County Executive Armond Budish, Mayor Frank Jackson, and officials from both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Destination Cleveland made the announcement Tuesday during a news conference at The Q. Officials said the Cavs approached the city several months back, asking if they […]