Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena CEO Len Komoroski said hosting the Republican National Convention has been “spectacular” and very positive for Cleveland.
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“People are having a great time,” Komoroski said during an interview on the FOX Business Network on Wednesday. “I think they’re experiencing our Midwestern nice as well. And that all together with a very walkable downtown and all these great assets connected together—it’s been a tremendous experience so far.”
While the RNC is a big accomplishment for the city – it’s first time hosting a convention in seven decades – the Rock and Roll Capital of the World has also notched other notable achievements this year. Earlier in 2016, the city’s hometown basketball team, the Cavaliers, won the NBA Finals, ending Cleveland’s 52-year championship drought. Combined with the RNC, this event has been key to propelling the city in the right direction.
“Breaking the curse… has really lifted the morale and spirits for Cleveland to really realize its full potential here,” the Cavaliers CEO said.
He added residents in Cleveland are looking forward to a bright future, and events like the RNC are helping to do that.
“Here with the RNC, again, the second-largest media event in the world, showcasing the best that Cleveland has to offer and yes, it will be something that will be a seminal change for our community and how people think of us nationally and internationally as well,” Komoroski said.