Cleveland is a city in northern Ohio, US. It is home to over 400,000 people. It was named for General Moses Cleaveland in 1796, but a mistake in a local newspaper left out the first "a" in its name, which is why it is spelt like it is today.[source?] Its metropolitan area makes it the largest urban division in the state.
Cleveland is home to the Cleveland Orchestra.
Professional sports teams that make their home in or near Cleveland include the Cleveland Indians, who play baseball; the Cleveland Browns, who play football; and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who play basketball. Both the Indians and the Cavaliers have their games at the Gateway District in Downtown while the Browns have a stadium on the shores of Lake Erie. The city also hosted the Cleveland Grand Prix IndyCar race until 2008.
Cleveland is home to the Great Lakes Brewing Company.
Cleveland reached its peak in the 1930s-1950s when it was a center of manufacturing and industry, but deindustrialization caused a decline in the city after that. Cleveland had a major revival in the 1980s and 1990s: The Playhouse Square theaters were restored, new skyscrapers like the BP Building and the Key Tower were built, new stadiums were built, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was opened on the lakefront. After a smaller decline in the 2000s, Cleveland has begun to make another comeback.
Other websites[change | edit source]
- City Of Cleveland Home Page
- Greater Cleveland Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Encyclopedia Of Cleveland History