- Address: 500 David J. Stern Walk, Sacramento
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 17,000
- Opened: 30 September 2016
- Main use: Basketball
- Tenants: Sacramento Kings (basketball)
Extra stadium info – Golden 1 Center
The construction of the Golden 1 Center started in 2014 and its construction costs were $558 million. The Kings and the city of Sacramento both contributed over $200 million. On 16 June 2015, the Sacramento-based Golden 1 Credit Union acquired the naming rights of the arena at a cost of $120 million over 20 years. The arena is known as a venue for several events, like basketball, bull riding, concerts, mixed martial arts and wrestling.
The first-ever concert at the Golden 1 Center
The first-ever concert at the arena took place on 4 October 2016. That day, James Paul McCartney performed at the venue. He gained worldwide fame as bassist, co-songwriter and co-lead vocalist for The Beatles. The former English rockband named The Beatles, formed in the city of Liverpool in 1960, became widely regarded as the most influential band of all time.
The Sacramento Kings and their first matches at the Golden 1 Center
The Sacramento Kings of the NBA, the most popular basketball league in the world, use the venue for home matches. On 27 October 2016, the Sacramento Kings played their first National Basketball Association match at the Golden 1 Center. They lost the game against the San Antonio Spurs from Texas in front of 17,000 fans. On 29 October 2016, the Sacramento Kings won their first NBA game at the Golden 1 Center after beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-103.
The first NBA season of the Kings at the Golden 1 Center
The Kings finished third place in the Pacific Division after they won 32 of the 82 National Basketball Association matches during that basketball season. They drew an average attendance of 17,000 in 41 home games during that NBA season. In 2017, the Sacramento Kings finished below the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers. The Kings finished above the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns that year.