It’s All About The Q

During the month of February, Quicken Loans Arena offered lots of religion, loaded tons of dirt, set the stage for Justin to bring “SexyBack,” and Josh to bring down the house with “You Raise Me Up.”  In between, The Q laid down the hard court for the Cavaliers to host seven home games, four of which were sellouts.   

When it was all said and done, consecutive day changeovers took place nine times and approximately 230,000 fans took in the most diverse offering of events from Northeast Ohio’s premier sports and entertainment showplace. 

“The Q is a multi-faceted facility that gives us the opportunity to bring a wide range of events to the region,” said Chad Estis, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for the Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena. “In any given week, we can transform from basketball to a major concert to an ice show and back to basketball again.  Nine back-to-back changeovers in February is a good example of The Q’s versatility.”

 Quicken Loans Arena Event and Attendance for February 2007:

 Feb. 2  Cavaliers vs. Charlotte                   20,562 (sellout)

Feb. 3  Justin Timberlake                          13,492

Feb. 4  Cavaliers vs. Detroit                      20,140

Feb. 7  Cavaliers vs. L.A. Clippers              20,129

Feb. 9  Cavaliers vs. Miami                        20,562 (sellout)

Feb. 11 Cavaliers vs. L.A. Lakers               20,562 (sellout)

Feb.16-17  Monster Jam                          29,667

Feb. 18  Josh Groban                              12,358

Feb. 22  Cavaliers vs. Chicago                  20,562 (sellout)

Feb. 23  Joel Osteen                               17,108

Feb. 24  World’s Toughest Rodeo            9,041

Feb. 25  *Praisefest                               6,000 (free community event)

Feb. 27 Cavaliers vs. NO/OC                   19,619

 The Cavaliers continue to be one of the NBA’s most watched teams and are currently on track to record the highest home attendance average in franchise history. They have already recorded the second-most sellouts in team history having sold out 22 of the 31 games played at The Q thus far this season.  The Cavs also currently rank #2 in the league this season for road attendance, averaging 19,131, which marks their highest road attendance average ever. In total, the Cavs combined home and road attendance average of 19,784 also ranks #1 in franchise history.