Cleveland Cavaliers to spend $45 million more on Q upgrades

September 18, 2018

Cleveland Cavaliers to spend $45 million more on Q upgrades

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers will spend an extra $45 million for additional upgrades at Quicken Loans Arena, bringing the total price of the Q transformation project to $185 million.

The Cavs announced the injection of money and the additional improvements it will fund on Tuesday. The Cavs total contribution will be $115 million by the time the transformation is expected to be complete in October 2019. Public funding will remain at $70 million, which will come from taxes on tickets for arena events and rooms at Cuyahoga County hotels. The Cavs previously committed to covering any cost overruns from the project.

The extra $45 million will cover several improvements that the Cavs identified during construction. The team wanted to complete the additional work now while construction is ongoing, according to Cavs CEO Len Komoroski and spokesman Tad Carper.

One of the improvements will be a total overhaul of the Cavs locker room, which officials say will be ready before the start of the 2018-2019 season.

This story will be updated with more information. 

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