The reopening of several NBA arenas to fans has started. These NBA venues are renowned for holding some of the biggest non-sporting events in the world in addition to basketball. More than only the NBA’s elite teams are housed at these arenas. Some are recognized as monuments because of their historical significance and importance to the cities in which they are located.
MODA CENTER (PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS)
The main indoor sports facility in Portland, Oregon, is the Moda Center, formerly known as the Rose Garden. It is used in many events including basketball, ice hockey, rodeos, circuses, conferences, ice shows, concerts, and theatrical productions. The basketball-specific facility can accommodate 19,393 spectators.
AT&T CENTER (SAN ANTONIO SPURS)
On the east side of San Antonio, Texas, there is a multi-use indoor arena called the AT&T Center. San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association call it home.
18 418 basketball players can fit in the arena, and 19,000 people can attend concerts or other activities.
CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA (OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER)
The United States city of Oklahoma City is home to the Paycom Center, a sports complex. The Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association have called it home since 2008 after it made its debut there in 2002. The 581,000-square-foot stadium has 3,380 club seats, seven party suites, and 49 private suites. It can accommodate 19,711 spectators on three levels, with a fourth level added for concerts.
SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO RAPTORS)
The multipurpose Scotiabank Arena, formerly the Air Canada Centre, is situated on Bay Street in the heart of Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association and the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League both call it home.
The arena has a floor area of 61,780.5 meters. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. (MLSE), which also owns the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, and each of its separate development teams, is the company that owns and operates it.
AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER (DALLAS MAVERICKS)
The Victory Park neighborhood in downtown Dallas, Texas, is home to the American Airlines Center, a multipurpose arena. The arena is home to both the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League and the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association.
AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA (MIAMI HEAT)
The Miami Heat have called the American Airlines Arena in Miami their home since 2000. This arena doesn’t have much of a past, although it did host the NBA Finals in 2012, 2013, and 2014, with the Heat winning in all of those years. The 20,000-seat basketball stadium is situated close to the beautiful Miami Beach.
UNITED CENTER (CHICAGO BULLS)
The United Center is one of the most well-liked NBA venues today because to the success of the Chicago Bulls during Michael Jordan’s playing days. In addition to hosting the NBA Finals in 1996, 1997, and 1998, the United Center became the Bulls’ home in 1994. The 96,000 square foot facility, referred to as the NBA’s largest arena by capacity, can hold about 23,000 spectators.
BARCLAYS CENTER (BROOKLYN NETS)
The Barclays Center is one of the most well-known NBA venues because it is situated in New York City. The arena was opened in 2012 with a concert by Jay-Z.
The Barclays Center’s popularity is mostly due to its location in New York City, one of the liveliest cities in the country, and the fact that the Brooklyn Nets play their home games there. The Barclays Center is a brand-new, cutting-edge venue with room for around 19,000 spectators.
STAPLES CENTER (LA CLIPPERS, LA LAKERS)
Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, two elite NBA teams, play their home games in Staples Center, which is in the heart of Los Angeles. Since its initial opening in 1999, the arena has served as home to the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL in addition to both NBA teams.
The Los Angeles Lakers’ early twentieth-century success helped the center become more well-known, despite its youth. With a capacity of about 20,000, it also serves as the Grammy Awards’ permanent home.
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN (NEW YORK KNICKS)
The New York Knicks play their home games in Madison Square Garden (MSG), which has long been recognized as one of the NBA’s most well-liked facilities.
The Knicks still play in the most renowned arena in the world, despite the fact that they are not as dominating in the NBA as they once were.
The New York Knicks have called MSG, the NBA’s longest active facility, home since 1968. The 820,000 square foot circular theater has undergone several renovations and can currently hold about 20,000 spectators. Only three tenants are still under MSG’s care after a number of them came and went.