Quicken Loans Arena

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, May 27:

First, it was Gund Arena. Then, in 2005, it became Quicken Loans Arena. Now, the home of the Cavaliers, formerly known as “The Q,” has been renamed Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, and Clevelanders have some opinions about that. 

“It needs to be abbreviated, it's a little bit too long,” said Tiara Grayson, a longtime Cavs fan who was walking in downtown Cleveland a few blocks from the venue. 

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SHUTTERSTOCK

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, April 9:

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TONY GANZER

Cuyahoga County leaders say the investment in renovations at Quicken Loans Arena is paying off with the announcement that the National Basketball Association will hold its 2022 All-Star game in Cleveland.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver delivered the news at the arena Thursday. With the midterm election nearing, Silver says no matter what you think about politics on the national level, they work at the local level. 

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CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

Goodyear is celebrating its history in basketball with unique artwork at Quicken Loans Arena.

The company unveiled two life-sized statues made from more than 200 rubber tires.

One statue depicts a Cleveland Cavalier, while the other is a player for the Goodyear Wingfoots, a team that played in the National Basketball League.

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, October 16:

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, September 19:

  • Cuyahoga County considers making LGBT discrimination illegal;
  • Summa Health's emergency program gets denied;
  • Ohio Statehouse Museum to showcase the state's earliest constitutions;
  • Quicken Loans Arena to receive $185M upgrades;
  • Indians Corey Kluber stikes out 11 in win over White Sox;

Cuyahoga County considers making LGBT discrimination illegal

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TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, September 6:

  • Smucker Co. completes $375M sale;
  • Akron's West Point Market to shut down;
  • Purdue Pharma to make grant for low-dose naloxone nasal spray;
  • Documents show potential tax charges in December Cleveland City Hall raid;
  • Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert looking to exit casino business;
  • Obama to campaign for Democrats in Cleveland; 

Smucker Co. completes $375M sale

Kabir Bhatia

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, July 3:

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THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

The transformation of the Q has begun.  City crews were cutting and grinding a row of trees along Ontario avenue to make space. The real construction zone will be along the north side of the arena on Huron.

Construction crews will reduce Huron Road from five lanes to two on Monday, Feb. 5th, to begin the two-year project. 

“The reality is we have this tremendous amount of work happening," explained Cavaliers' senior vice pPresident for facility operations, Antony Bonavita, "for both above ground and below ground." 

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, Jan. 25:

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, December 15th:

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, November 30th:

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, September 18th:

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CLEVELAND CLINIC

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, September 15th:

Morning Headlines: Q Deal is Back; Kasich Condemns Trump Decision on DACA

Sep 7, 2017
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CBS

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, September 7:

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Here are your headlines for Friday, September 1:

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Cleveland Cavaliers

Greater Cleveland Congregations has withdrawn its petitions to put the Quicken Loans Arena renovation deal before voters.  The project involved an estimated $88 million in public money from Cleveland to help finance the project.  GCC wanted the city to commit money to community benefits or put the issue before voters. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN's Annie Wu reports on the brokered agreement.

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Cleveland Cavaliers

With the collapse of the Quicken Loans Arena deal, Cleveland joined St. Louis and San Diego on the list of cities where public sports projects have fallen through. Two experts talk about the state of stadium financing.

Smith College Professor Andrew Zimbalist says it’s long been the case that the public rejects some stadium deals. But he says there’s increased sensitivity to public financing in recent years.

The announcement this week by Cavs owner Dan Gilbert to pull out of a deal to make $140 million in upgrades to Quicken Loans Arena leaves the future of the venue in limbo. An Ohio State Supreme Court ruling said that if the petition to get the referendum on the ballot has the valid signatures, it can go forward . Our commentator Terry Pluto explains why the project was good for Cleveland. 

Quicken Loans Arena renovation
Quicken Loans Arena

The Cleveland Cavaliers may have made clear they’re nixing the Quicken Loans Arena renovation deal for now. But it’s less clear what will become of the public money involved.

The tourism board, Destination Cleveland, would have pitched in $44 million over 18 years from its share of the hotel bed tax. Now, Director David Gilbert says those funds will be available for other tourism projects. 

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Quicken Loans Arena

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, August 29:

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SHANE MCKEON / WCPN

Four Cleveland city council members are calling on the council president to reschedule a meeting in the hopes of putting the Q deal referendum on the Nov. 7 ballot.

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MARK URYCKI / WCPN

The NBA says if the renovation of Quicken Loans Arena does not start in seven weeks, Cleveland will not be considered for the 2020 or 2021 All-Star Game.

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MARK URYCKI / WCPN

In the ongoing battle over the renovation of Quicken Loans Arena, the organizers of the petition drive to block Cleveland’s role in the project are asking to be added to a lawsuit in state Supreme Court. The petition organizers want the state court to either dismiss a lawsuit filed by the city’s law director or add their arguments onto it.

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