- Address: 1 Center Court, Cleveland
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 19,000
- Opened: 17 October 1994
- Main use: Basketball, ice hockey
- Tenants: Cleveland Cavaliers (basketball), Cleveland Monsters (ice hockey)
Extra stadium info – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
The construction of the venue started in 1992 and its construction costs were $100 million. The Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is named after the mortgage loan provider Rocket Mortgage, formerly known as Quicken Loans. It opened as the Gund Arena, named after a former owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers named Gordon Gund. The former owner of the Cavaliers was born in Cleveland in 1939.
Former sports clubs
Several former sports clubs played home games at the arena. The Cleveland Barons, the Cleveland Crush, the Cleveland Gladiators, the Cleveland Lumberjacks and the Cleveland Rockers played numerous home games at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse before they were dissolved. The Cleveland Gladiators reached the ArenaBowl, which was the championship game of the Arena Football League, in 2014. They lost the game, which took place at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in front of a crowd of 18,000.
The Cavaliers and the Monsters
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cleveland Monsters use the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse for home games. The Cavaliers won the NBA championship in 2016 for the first time in their history and they drew an average home attendance of 20,000 during that NBA season. LeBron James, widely regarded as one of the best players in the history of the NBA, played for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. He played his first-ever NBA game for the Cavaliers in 2003. The Cleveland Monsters are members of the American Hockey League and they won the Calder Cup in 2016 for the first time in their history. That year, the Monsters played one of their Calder Cup home games in front of 19,000 fans. It became a record for largest crowd to ever see a professional ice hockey match in Ohio.