About Moda Center
Ah, Portland. One of the true treasures of the Pacific Northwest. The Moda Center, located just a stone’s throw from the Willamette River, is the jewel in Portland’s crown, hosting sports matchups, concerts, and other events for decades. There’s nothing quite like it, especially in a city that’s not quite like anywhere else.
The History of the Moda Center
The Moda Center was built in 2015, primarily so that the Portland Trail Blazers would have a place to play. The NBA team’s former digs, the Memorial Coliseum, only had about 12,000 seats, and the Blazers had sold out 600 games straight since 1977 – it was time for a bigger venue.
Well instead of knocking the old coliseum down, a new, state-of-the-art indoor arena was financed and built The old venue is still used for smaller events, but nothing beats the brand-new Moda Center for amenities and style.
What Makes the Moda Center so Special?
The Moda Center is brand-spanking new, and the amenities of this indoor, multi-use arena and it’s 20,000-seat capacity are easily overwhelming. A massive video scoreboard (one of the biggest in the NBA) keeps you in the action, and one of the weirder but much-appreciated features is the “acoustical cloud” that re-creates the sounds, like the roar of the crowd, that you would hear at Blazers games when they were still being held next door. The Moda Center combines the best of both worlds, making Trail Blazer fans feel at home even while attending games in this marvel of modern engineering. You’ve got to check it out for yourself!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Moda Center located?
Moda Center is located in Portland, Oregon.
What kind of events does Moda Center host?
Moda Center events include basketball, ice hockey, rodeos, circuses, conventions, ice shows, concerts, and dramatic productions - so, there’s never a dull moment.
Which team is playing at Moda Center?
The two main tenants are the Portland Trail Blazers (NBA) and Portland Winterhawks (WHL). aside from the Blazers and Winterhawks, there are also a number of other minor sports league teams that play at Moda Center.
Where can I park for free at Moda Center?
There are more than 2500 parking spaces in total for each event. These spaces are split over 4 garages and 2 parking lots surrounding the arena. Unfortunately, there is no free parking, and prices range from $8-$15 depending on the event.
What is the seating capacity of Moda Center?
Moda Center sporting events can seat 19,393 spectators.
Who owns Moda Center?
The arena is owned by Vulcan Inc. and is currently managed by Anschutz Entertainment Group and AEG Live.
How do I get to Moda Center using public transport?
Getting to Moda Center events is super easy no matter where you’re coming from. You can catch either the blue, green, red, or yellow line of the Max Light Rail to the Rose Quarter transit center station, right under the arena.