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AP source: Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena being renamed

April 9, 2019
FILE - In this June 2, 2007, file photo, thousands of sports fans pack the plaza between Jacobs Field and Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland during Game 6 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference playoff series in Cleveland. A person familiar with the decision says Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena is being renamed Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The announcement of the change will be made Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at a news conference at the home of the NBA’s Cavaliers, said the person who spoke Monday night to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not revealing the nature of the media gathering. (AP Photo/Jeff Glidden, File)
FILE - In this June 2, 2007, file photo, thousands of sports fans pack the plaza between Jacobs Field and Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland during Game 6 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference playoff series in Cleveland. A person familiar with the decision says Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena is being renamed Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The announcement of the change will be made Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at a news conference at the home of the NBA’s Cavaliers, said the person who spoke Monday night to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not revealing the nature of the media gathering. (AP Photo/Jeff Glidden, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — The massive makeover of Quicken Loans Arena will include a new name.

The Cavaliers’ downtown home will be renamed Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday night. The announcement of the change will be made Tuesday at a news conference, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not revealing the nature of the media gathering.

The Cavs sent out an advisory about a “major announcement” and said owner Dan Gilbert and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and general manager Koby Altman would be among those in attendance.

Best known as “The Q,” the 19,000-seat arena, which hosted the Republican National Convention in 2016, was previously known as Gund Arena before Gilbert bought the building and team for $375 million from Gordon Gund in 2005.

The building has been undergoing a $185 million renovation over the past few months and it set to be completed this fall. The project, which was financed by the Cavs, will give the building a sleek, new glass facade and more than 42,000 square feet of public space.

The Cavs play their season finale on Tuesday against Charlotte.

Gund Arena opened in 1994.

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