About Golden 1 Center
Golden 1 Center
Nestled in downtown Sacramento, the still-new-the-shrinkwrap-is-still-on-it Golden 1 Center is one of the most modern, cutting-edge venues in not just California but the whole world. From pro basketball and other sports events to concerts and even more, the Golden 1 Center is the greatest thing to hit Sacramento since the Gold Rush!
History of the Golden 1 Center
The Golden 1 Center’s history is tied closely to the Sacramento Kings and how the city has tried tooth-and-nail to keep this great NBA team right there at home. Built to replace the Sleep Train Arena, which housed the Kings since 1988, this new indoor, multi-use venue was completed in 2016, just in time for the 2016-2017 season to begin that October.
The Sacramento Kings are the Golden 1 Center’s primary tenant, enjoying the brand-new facilities and court for all their home games. But Golden 1 Center sports events go much further than just pro basketball. Since it opened just a few years ago, this venue has hosted NCAA and high school ball, pro wrestling events like WWE No Mercy, mixed martial arts events, and even bull riding competitions. Meanwhile, Golden 1 Center concerts are just as popular, with headliners like Paul McCartney, Kanye West, John Mayer, and Ariana Grande selling out this almost 20,000-seat arena.
What’s so special about Golden 1 Center events?
Golden 1 Center events are downright magical, and it comes down to the cutting-edge tech the venue has baked into its ultra-modern event space. This starts right on the roof, where a solar array generates most of the electricity the arena needs to power its 4k Ultra HD videoboards, lightning-fast free WiFi, and other out-of-this-world amenities. Combined with its prime location in downtown Sacramento surrounded by all sorts of attractions including retail shopping, fine dining, and everything else your heart desires, any event you take in at the Golden 1 Center is going to be unforgettable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Golden 1 Center located?
Golden 1 Center is located in downtown Sacramento, California. The arena is part of a business and entertainment district called Downtown Commons (DoCo).
What kind of events does Golden 1 Center host?
Aside from Basketball, Golden 1 Center events include concerts, conventions and other sporting and entertainment events.
Which team is playing at Golden 1 Center?
The Golden 1 Center is the home of the Sacramento Kings (NBA).
Where can I park for free at Golden 1 Center?
The city’s SacPark online parking reservation system was launched to help visitors secure cheap, convenient parking spaces around the stadium. On the site, you can compare prices and choose from over a dozen nearby off-street parking locations before reserving a guaranteed space in advance. There are over a dozen parking facilities within an easy walking distance of the Golden 1 Center. Generally speaking, the further away you park the cheaper you can find spots - prices in lots further away start at $5.
What is the seating capacity of Golden 1 Center?
The seating capacity for Golden 1 Center sporting events is approximately 17,500 but is expandable to about 19,000 to accommodate concert audiences.
Who owns Golden 1 Center?
The Golden 1 Center is owned by the City of Sacramento.
How do I get to Golden 1 Center using public transport?
For fans wishing to avoid the parking hassle, SacRT light rail, and bus transportation system contains multiple stations one-block away from the Golden 1 Center.