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The new era of Cleveland Cavaliers basketball is filled with excitement and energy at unprecedented levels. On and off the court, Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert and the ownership group have made significant investments to provide the best experience, engagement and value to the most loyal, supportive and deserving fans in all of sports. In 2016, the commitment paid off as the Cavaliers became the 2016 World Champions defeating the Golden State Warriors in seven games.

The Cavaliers are led by General Manager David Griffin, Head Coach Tyronn Lue and a roster that features two-time NBA Champion, multiple season All-Star and NBA MVP LeBron James, and current NBA All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. With an exciting young core and championship tested veterans, the Cavs have the necessary talent and experience to contend for a championship.

The Cavs play their home games at Quicken Loans Arena – aka The Q – the NBA’s third-largest arena known for its electrifying and award-winning game presentation. The Cavs have raised the bar on fan experience with a cutting-edge 3D on-court video projection system to deliver a new level of ‘wow’ for player intros and breaks in play, as well as the “HUMUNGOTRON,” the largest center-hung screen in an NBA arena. The 5,550 square feet of multi-panel display features unique curved screens to provide optimal viewing angles from every seat. For more information about the Cavaliers, visit Cavs.com.

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Dan Gilbert is the operator of Quicken Loans Arena—also known as “The Q”—home to the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, American Hockey League’s Lake Erie Monsters, Arena Football League’s Cleveland Gladiators and host to the best entertainment in the region. Celebrating its 20 year anniversary as the primary destination for premier sports and entertainment in downtown Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena has hosted more than 4,000 events for over 40 million visitors, including Cavaliers basketball, Monsters hockey, Gladiators football, world class concerts, family shows and signature sporting events. In Pollstar magazine’s 2014 Mid-Year Report of Top 100 Arena Venues Worldwide for Entertainment Ticket Sales, The Q ranks as one of the Top 20 in the country in ticket sales for top touring attractions. On July 8th, 2014, the City of Cleveland and Quicken Loans Arena were selected to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

On July 7, 2011 the Cleveland Cavaliers announced they would own and operate a new NBA Development League franchise in Canton, Ohio known as the Canton Charge. The move illustrated Cavaliers ownership’s commitment to create a culture of success by putting the team in the strategic position to take an active part in the player development process. The Cavaliers are currently one of seven NBA teams to own and operate their own NBA Development League affiliate (along with Golden State, Los Angeles Lakers, New York, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia and San Antonio), with the Charge being one of 18 franchises in the NBA D-League. The Canton Charge is owned by a group led by Cavaliers Chairman and majority owner Dan Gilbert. Leading business operations for the Charge is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Levy. Overseeing basketball operations is Director of Development League Operations Mike Gansey, and the team is led by Head Coach Jordi Fernandez. The Charge play all of their home games at the Canton Memorial Civic Center in downtown Canton.

The Cleveland Gladiators Arena Football League (AFL) franchise was acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization on January 17, 2012. The Gladiators joined Dan Gilbert’s sports and entertainment family of companies based in Ohio. The AFL Gladiators offer a high-energy, action-packed product that fits very well with the Cavaliers approach to sports and entertainment. Fans can expect ownership to provide a great platform for the team’s future success on and off the field, in addition to creating the same Cavaliers-inspired spirit of fun in a super-charged football atmosphere. As the 2014 American Conference Champions and East Division Champions, the Gladiators hosted ArenaBowl XXVII at The Q, and finished third in AFL attendance, drawing 10,609 fans per game. The Gladiators began playing at The Q in the 2008 season when former majority owner Jim Ferraro relocated the team from Las Vegas to Cleveland.


Veritix provides the most dynamic paperless ticketing, event marketing and relationship management applications to artists, professional sports teams, universities, arts organizations and entertainment venues. Through the only patent-protected, fully-integrated paperless ticketing platform – Flash Seats – the company has revolutionized the sports and live entertainment industry by enabling paperless venue access while allowing artists, team owners and venue operators to regain control of their secondary market. Veritix is based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland Cavaliers were the first team in professional sports to use this new technology. Other Veritix clients include Quicken Loans Arena, the Houston Rockets, the Houston Toyota Center, the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche, the Pepsi Center, the Utah Jazz and Energy Solutions Arena, the NCAA, Dover Motor Sports, Boise State University and Texas A&M University.

Xenith LLC has developed an innovative helmet technology that reduces the risk and severity of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries. Founded in 2004 and based in Lowell, Massachusetts, Xenith works to address the issues of sports safety, activity and health through innovation and education. Xenith staff and advisors include leading veterans in sports medicine, sports management and product development committed to providing superior products, service and information.