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BC-BKN--Cavaliers-Renamed Arena

April 9, 2019
AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have changed dramatically and so has their downtown home.

Quickens Loans Arena is no more.

The team will no longer play at “The Q,” but inside Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The arena is undergoing a $185 million renovation funded by the city and team.

The Cavaliers announced the name change Tuesday, hours before they hosted the Charlotte Hornets in their season finale.

Dan Gilbert, who has owned the Cavaliers since 2005, said he understands if fans are unhappy with the new name. There was a similar sentiment when the 19,000-seat building went from being Gund Arena to Quicken Loans.

The Cavaliers have had a difficult first season since LeBron James left for Los Angeles

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