The Cleveland Gladiators are an arena football team based in Cleveland, Ohio which plays in the Arena Football League. The team is part of the East division of the AFL's American Conference. The Gladiators play all of their home games at Quicken Loans Arena, which they share with the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and the AHL's Lake Erie Monsters. The franchise was originally based in East Rutherford, New Jersey and then later in Las Vegas, Nevada; it has been in Cleveland since the AFL's 2008 season. The Gladiators have gone to the playoffs five times, playing in the Conference Championship once in 2008 and never reaching the ArenaBowl.