After 23 years, this landmark arena was in need of a refresh. Gensler partnered with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Gateway Economic Development Corporation to complete the design of this significant renovation project. The new Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse expands the arena’s event space, boosts its functionality, and provides a substantially improved visitor experience for sports fans and concert-goers alike. A new addition to the existing structure along Huron Road increases the amount of space for pre-function events by over 300% and eliminates previous outdoor queuing challenges. An expansive glass enclosure along this façade provides a visual connection between the FieldHouse and the city it represents. Upgrades in technology, digital signage, opportunities for fan interaction, and hospitality come together at the new arena and create an optimized game-going experience for the Cavaliers’ modern fans, players, and the media.
- Architect's Newspaper 2020 AN Best of Design Award — Editors' Pick, Digital Transformation »