Once known as Gund Arena, Quicken Loans Arena is a multipurpose arena that is located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Sports fans could never miss the arena since it is now home to several Cleveland teams, including the AFL's Cleveland Gladiators, NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, AHL's Lake Erie Monsters, and the Mid-American Conference Basketball Tournaments. You can also watch part of the first and second rounds of the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.
Complete Guide to Quicken Loans Arena in Wikipedia
There's much more for you when visiting Quicken Loans Arena. You can have a whole entertainment experience at the arena: spectacular family shows, signature sporting events, hottest concerts and more. You can enjoy excellent dining and premier shopping at the arena. Well, are you tempted to pay a visit to this irresistible arena?
Where is the "Q" situated? This stunning arena is located in downtown Cleveland. The mailing address for this great arena is Cavaliers Operating Company, LLC, One Center Court, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115-4001. The available telephone number is 800-820-2287.
Quicken Loans Arena has a capacity of 20,562 seats and more than half of these are in the "lower bowl". The arena has five levels for different purposes. Level 1 is the event level. Key Private Bank Court Club and Mercedes Benz Platinum Lounge are located here. Level 2 is used for founders room, suits and banquet and meeting rooms. Level 3 is the main concourse. You can find the VIP club, suits, Bridges restaurant and Gateway Garage walkways on level 4. Upper concourse and business offices are situated on level 5.
Map for Concourse, Entrances and Parking Garages at Quicken Loans Arena
Map for the Arena and Surrounding Landmarks
Map of the Seating Charts at the Arena
How to get to Quicken Loans Arena? As the arena is in the downtown area, convenient transportation is available for tourists. And the arena is easily accessible through many freeways since Quicken Loans Arena sits only 1/4 mile from major airways.
1) If you choose to drive to the "Q", self-driving directions should top your preparation list. The most convenient way is to use GPS devices to direct you to the arena quickly and effectively. If not, the following driving directions can be useful for your tours.
If you are driving from the east, you need to drive along I-90/Rt. 2 West. Then you can follow the signs to downtown Cleveland. Stay on Rt. 2 and take exit at E. 9th Street. Turn left on E. 9th Street. Proceed south to arena parking.
When driving from the south, you should drive on I-77 North and take exit at E. 9th Street. Obvious road signs will direct you to either Ontario Street north or E. 9th Street south. Then you will see the arena parking.
When coming from the west, you need to drive along I-90 East and take exit at Ontario Street. Continue to drive north on Ontario Street. You will see the Quicken Loans Arena at the corner of Ontario Street and Huron Road.
Visitors driving from the southwest can take either I-71 North or I-90 East until coming to the Inner Belt merge. Proceed on Inner Belt. You can choose to drive to Ontario Street or E. 9th Street. Then you should take exit right onto Ontario Street North or E. 9th Street South to the arena parking.
When driving from Cleveland Hopkins Airport, you may drive along I-71 North to the intersection with Ontario Street. Take exit at Ontario Street and drive northbound on the street. Quicken Loans Arena will be at the corner of Huron Road and Ontario Street.
2) RTA provides convenient and affordable service for tourists to Quicken Loans Arena. Both RTA bus and rapid transit can take you to the arena from all parts of Cuyahoga County. You can get the most current RTA routes, schedules and services by phone 216-621-9500. You can also visit the official website of RTA: www.riderta.com.
Another benefit for taking RTA's rail and bus service is the RTA Walkway. The starting point for the walkway is the Tower City Center food court and the lobby of Quicken Loans Arena is the ending point. You can have easy access to the arena via the walkway from the Public Square. You may be glad to hear that the walkway is open two hours in advance before an event and the walkway will not be closed in 90 minutes after the event ends.
3) Out-of-town tourists may come to Cleveland by air. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport provides passengers convenient and quality flight services. The airport is just 12 miles away from the downtown area of Cleveland. Various transportation methods are available for passengers to travel to downtown Cleveland, including the Quicken Loans Arena. Public transit, taxis, rental cars and limos & shuttle are all available for passengers.
Transportation at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
4) Taxi service can be perfect for you to travel to anywhere in Cleveland. The Quicken Loans Arena can be reached easily by any taxi. You can find a variety of taxi service on many websites, like citysearch and yellowpages.
Taxi Service in Cleveland, OH