If you’ve taken a drive down Prospect Ave in the past few months, you’ll notice that Quicken Loans Arena looks less like an arena and more like….well more like an abandoned warehouse or prison or something. But after a quick google search you will quickly see the spectacular hopes for a new arena, with a new glass exterior, new event club levels, and much more.
Quicken Loans Arena, or The Q as locals call it, shut down June 16 after a Shania Twain concert for 107 days so that crews could focus uninterrupted on the expansion project. Thus, the current horrid looking shell of a building standing on Prospect Ave. The Q Transformation, made possible by a public/private partnership formed between the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and the Cleveland Cavaliers, will modernize the publicly-owned venue and allow it to compete for and attract high-profile events, improve the guest experience, and ensure that it positively impacts for the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, the community and neighborhoods, and the region for the long-term future.
Despite this construction, Fall marks the start of basketball season, hockey season, and of course touring season for many bands, meaning the Q will not stay shut down for long. The arena will re-open October 2 for the Justin Timberlake concert and then host the Cavs and Monsters as well that week. The Q will face a similar shutdown next summer as the transformation is completed.
The Q will welcome back fans in October with a star-studded, jam-packed, diverse schedule of 17 events featuring comedy, concerts, faith, and sports, including:
Justin Timberlake on October 2
Kevin Hart on Oct. 4
Monsters hockey on Oct. 5, 6, 11, and 13
Cavaliers basketball on Oct. 6, 8, 12, 21, 24, 27, and 30
Joel Osteen on Oct. 12
Phil Collins on Oct. 18
The Eagles on Oct. 20
21 Pilots on Oct. 23
Fleetwood Mac on Oct. 26
For more information on The Q Transformation and what to expect at shows visit: https://www.theqtransformation.com