CLEVELAND, OH (CelebrityAccess) — Quicken Loans Arena, AKA the ‘Q’, has gone dark for the summer as a planned renovation begins in an effort to modernize the 24-year-old facility.
The initial phase of construction began on the exterior of the arena last February, and now that the Cavaliers NBA season has concluded, crews will also begin on interior areas of the facility as well.
Planned renovations at the 20,5262-capacity arena include new pre and post-event spaces and “hospitality neighborhoods” for fans to congregate, widened concourses.
The arena will also receive a new, glass atrium for its main entrance and a distinctive glass facade around the building.
The arena is scheduled to re-open in the fall in time for the 2018-19 Cavaliers and Cleveland Monsters seasons along with a regular event schedule, which will start with a concert by Justin Timberlake on October 2nd.
As a part of the deal to refresh the publicly-owned arena, the Cavaliers have signed on to extend their lease for the facility through 2034. The new arena is also slated to bring an NBA All-Star Week to Cleveland after the refurb is completed.