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Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Clinic and Bedrock Real Estate Unveil Cleveland Clinic Global Peak Performance Center Renderings

More than 210,000 sq ft Populous-designed interdisciplinary center will serve as an elite performance training facility for the Cavaliers, the community and athletes from around the world

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Rendering of Cleveland Clinic Global Peak Performance Center

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Clinic and Bedrock Real Estate today revealed the first official renderings of the Cleveland Clinic Global Peak Performance Center. Situated on the Cuyahoga River in downtown Cleveland, the center will focus on enhancing athletes' overall performance and serve as the Cleveland Cavaliers' new home. The more than 210,000 sq ft facility is slated to be one of the world's largest training facilities.

Designed by architectural firm Populus, the Cleveland Clinic Global Peak Performance Center will be the first vertical development of Bedrock's pioneering Cuyahoga Riverfront Master Plan, a $3.5 billion vision for the city of Cleveland that will advance 35 acres of the riverfront, prioritizing accessibility and sustainability. This latest evolution in the partnership between the Cavaliers and the Cleveland Clinic will create a lasting community asset that invites elite and everyday athletes from around the world to Cleveland. It also aims to position the city as a global sports science and wellness destination.

Cleveland Clinic Global Peak Performance Center Rendering
Concept rendering courtesy of Populous

"This project is the first step in creating a more vibrant and growth-oriented neighborhood, transforming the look and feel of downtown," said Dan Gilbert, Cleveland Cavaliers Chairman and Bedrock Founder & Chairman. "We are grateful to our partners at the city of Cleveland and the Cleveland Clinic for their support with this very important and exciting project that will ignite our new vision for the riverfront."

The Cleveland Clinic Global Peak Performance Center is a substantial investment in the long-term sustainability and success of the Cavaliers franchise. When completed, it will reaffirm the team’s position as one of the world's most forward-thinking and innovative professional sports franchises. The center will bring together a unique hub of resources to help extend the lifespan of players' careers and help athletes attain their highest potential.

“The vision and functionality of this state-of-the-art facility will be a generational game changer for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The overall investment in this project speaks to how much the franchise prioritizes the well-being of our players, while also delivering exceptional resources to enhance their skills to an elite level,” said Koby Altman, Cavaliers President of Basketball Operations. “We have a Championship-caliber culture, and this is another example of that commitment to our players, coaches, and support staff to continue elevating the organization into the league’s best. The community engagement with the Cleveland Clinic, coupled with the downtown location, will provide another impactful destination offering to Northeast Ohio.”

The Cleveland Clinic Global Peak Performance Center will offer comprehensive care for the general public, including athletes of all sports and levels, with access to testing and high-tech training equipment and devices, along with expert professionals from a variety of specialties, including orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, cardiology, pulmonology, exercise physiology, neurology, nutrition, psychology and genetics. Using big data repositories acquired through key partnerships and The Cleveland Clinic's global footprint, the center will leverage cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology to gain novel insights about human performance to maximize every athlete's potential and give them a physical and mental competitive edge. The performance center will also translate these unique insights to populations beyond athletes, including medical and healthcare patients, first responders, and the military.

"This project will not only enhance the landscape of Cleveland but will also provide new approaches and applications to improve the health of our community through multidisciplinary care for patients of all athletic abilities," said Tom Mihaljevic, MD, CEO and President and Morton L. Mandel CEO Chair, Cleveland Clinic. "The Global Peak Performance Center exemplifies the impact we can have when like-minded organizations come together. We are proud to be working with Bedrock Real Estate and continuing to grow our relationship with the Cleveland Cavaliers."


Since 1993, the Cleveland Clinic has served as the Cavaliers' official healthcare provider, offering the highest quality healthcare and medical services to Cavaliers' players, families, employees and fans. More than 30 years later, the Cleveland Clinic Global Peak Performance Center represents the most ambitious project these two organizations have ever pursued together.

The Cleveland Clinic Global Peak Performance Center's architectural design was led by the global design firm Populous Studio in collaboration with the Cavaliers and Bedrock. The design was inspired by three principles:

Embrace the River

The center takes inspiration from the colors and curvature of the Cuyahoga River and the surrounding valley, creating core-to-shore connectivity that adds new dimension to the coastline. The center will also include a public kayak launch point that will give the general public the opportunity to enjoy the waterfront for the first time in nearly a century.

Create a Local Icon

Just blocks from the Gateway Sports Complex and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, the Cleveland Clinic Global Peak Performance Center will bring renewed energy and beauty to downtown Cleveland and join the FieldHouse as a vital part of the city’s vision of being an 18-hour, 15-minute neighborhood to live, work, play and stay.

Elevate the Athlete's Experience

Through a holistic and revolutionary approach to training, treatment, nutrition, and recovery from The Clinic's professional medical specialists, it will be the only Cleveland Clinic-backed professional facility to be open to the public. It will also provide a platform for the Cavs Academy program, which serves more than 50,000 youth athletes across Northeast Ohio every year.

Pending approval, groundbreaking on the Cleveland Clinic Global Peak Performance Center is anticipated before the end of 2024.

For additional information, please visit cavs.com/performancecenter.

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BEDROCK, Lora Brand

POPULOUS, Weston Owens


Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion, and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 77,000 employees worldwide are more than 5,658 salaried physicians and researchers, and 19,000 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,699-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 23 hospitals, more than 275 outpatient facilities, including locations in northeast Ohio; southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2022, there were 12.8 million outpatient encounters, 303,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 270,000 surgeries and procedures throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are the 2016 NBA Champions and the 2007, 2015-2018 Eastern Conference champions. The team plays and operates Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse are part of Rock Entertainment Group. The Group also includes the Cleveland Monsters of the AHL, the Cleveland Charge of the NBA G League, Cavs Legion of the NBA 2K League, Legion Lair Lit by TCP home of Cavs Legion in Cleveland, and Cleveland Clinic Courts.

The Cavaliers are frequently recognized for their extensive community support and engagement programs and contributions, workplace diversity and inclusion leadership, and an on-going economic impact that now registers in the billions of dollars locally. Dan Gilbert is Chairman of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Gilbert and his Family of Companies have now invested over $1.6 billion in Cleveland. Gilbert is also Founder and Chairman of Rocket Mortgage, the nation’s largest mortgage lender, and Founder and Chairman of ROCK, the For-More-Than-Profit Family Office for the Gilberts and their Family of Companies. Nic Barlage is the Cavaliers, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and Rock Entertainment Group CEO, and the Cavaliers team is led by President of Basketball Operations Koby Altman, General Manager Mike Gansey and Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff.


Bedrock is a full-service real estate firm specializing in innovative city building strategies. Since its founding in 2011, Bedrock and its affiliates have invested and committed more than $7.5 billion to acquire, develop and operate more than 140 properties in Detroit and Cleveland with landmark developments at the Hudson’s Site, Book Tower, City ModernTower City Center and the May Company Building.

Bedrock’s projects include new construction, adaptive reuse and a portfolio totaling more than 21 million square feet of office, retail, residential, industrial, hospitality and parking.

For additional information about Bedrock, please visit bedrockdetroit.com or engage with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Formed in 2021, Rock Entertainment Group (REG) is the corporate umbrella for the Dan Gilbert Family of Companies (FOC) sports and entertainment properties. REG includes the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers, AHL Cleveland Monsters, NBA G League Cleveland Charge and Cavs Legion of the NBA 2K League. REG also operates Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Legion Lair Lit by TCP in Cleveland and Cleveland Clinic Courts, the Cavs training and development center in Independence, Ohio.

A transformative leader in sports and entertainment, Rock Entertainment Group is also a premium experience provider that offers clients and partners an integrated business platform to bring their vision and ideas to life. REG provides expertise in marketing, sponsorship, event planning, hospitality, customer service, production, and operations as the full-service solution to drive commercial growth. REG’s portfolio includes global esports and gaming lifestyle brand 100 Thieves, and Tennis in the Land, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) 250 tournament and the largest annual women’s sporting event in Ohio. For more information, visit https://www.rockeg.com


Populous is a global design firm that designs the places where people love to be together, like the Olympics, World Cups and Super Bowls. Over the last 40 years, the firm has designed more than 3,000 projects worth $40 billion at the intersection of sports, entertainment, arts and culture. Populous’ comprehensive services include architecture, interior design, event planning and overlay, branded environments, wayfinding and graphics, planning and urban design, landscape architecture, aviation and transport design, hotels and hospitality, and sustainable design consulting. Populous has offices on four continents with regional centers in Kansas City, London and Brisbane. For more information visit www.populous.com.

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