Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

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View of the outside of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is an multi-use arena located in Cleveland, Ohio that serves as the home for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League (AHL). The arena was also the home of the Cleveland Rockers of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 until 2003.

They first started to build the stadium on April 27, 1992. The arena opened on October 17, 1994 and the first event was a concert by Billy Joel.[1] The Cavaliers had their first game in the arena on November 8, 1994. In their first game, they were defeated by the defending NBA champion Houston Rockets 199–109.[2]

When the arena opened, it did not have a sponsor and was named Gund Arena after Cavaliers owner Gordon Gund. The name would last until August 2005. Dan Gilbert would buy the Cavaliers in August 2005 for $375 million.[3] Gilbert would rename the arena Quicken Loans Arena which he named after his mortgage lending company Quicken Loans.[4] After the company rebranded, the arena was changed to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse along with the company.[5]

WWE has hosted many shows and pay-per-views at the arena including the SummerSlam in 1996, No Mercy in 1999, Invasion in 2001, Survivor Series in 2004, Unforgiven in 2008, TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs in 2014, and the 2016 and 2019 Fastlane pay-per-views.

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  1. "Billy Joel, first artist to play The Q, returns 20 years later with an April 1 show". CBS Sports. Retrieved December 1, 2023.
  2. "This Day In Cavs History: Gund Arena Becomes Home". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 1, 2023.
  3. "Dan Gilbert Confirms Contract Has Been Signed to Purchase Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Team; Rights to Operate Gund Arena". Cleveland Cavaliers. Retrieved December 1, 2023.
  4. "Gund Arena to be renamed Quicken Loans Arena". Cleveland Cavaliers. Retrieved December 1, 2023.
  5. "Quicken Loans Arena to be Renamed Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse". Cleveland Cavaliers. Retrieved December 1, 2023.

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