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The Cleveland Gladiators are an arena football team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, who play in the Arena Football League as part of the AFL National Conference. The Gladiators play their home games at Quicken Loans Arena, which they share with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association and the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League. The franchise was originally based in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and then later in Las Vegas, Nevada, before relocating to Cleveland for the 2008 AFL season. The Gladiators have qualified for the playoffs eight times in their history, reaching the ArenaBowl for the first time in 2014.

Cleveland Gladiators
Current season
Established 1997
Play in Quicken Loans Arena
in Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland Gladiators helmet
Cleveland Gladiators logo
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League/conference affiliations

Arena Football League (1997–present)

  • American Conference (2004–2007, 2011–2015)
  • National Conference (1997–2003, 2008–2010, 2016–present)
    • Western (2004–2008)
    • Midwest Division (2010)
    • Eastern (1997–2003, 2008, 2011–2015)
Team colors Red, Black, White
              
Mascot Rudi
Personnel
Owner(s) Dan Gilbert
President Kerry Bubolz
Head coach Ron Selesky
Team history
  • New Jersey Red Dogs (1997–2000)
  • New Jersey Gladiators (2001–2002)
  • Las Vegas Gladiators (2003–2007)
  • Cleveland Gladiators (2008–present)
Championships
League championships (0)

Conference championships (1)

  • American: 2014

Division championships (3)

  • Eastern: 2002, 2011, 2014
Playoff appearances (9)
1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016
Home arena(s)

The Cleveland Gladiators are an arena football team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, who play in the Arena Football League (AFL) as part of the AFL National Conference. The Gladiators play their home games at Quicken Loans Arena, which they share with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association and the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League. The franchise was originally based in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and then later in Las Vegas, Nevada, before relocating to Cleveland for the 2008 AFL season. The Gladiators have qualified for the playoffs eight times in their history, reaching the ArenaBowl for the first time in 2014.

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Cleveland Gladiators Arena Bowl Entrance

The entrance for the 2014 American Conference Champion Cleveland Gladiators at ArenaBowl 27. Recorded live by Darvio "The Kingpin" Morrow of The ...