Hey, basketball lovers! Are you excited to find out the top 10 NBA arenas right now? Which of the arena do you think should be in the first place?
Basketball has gained huge popularity in the past few decades even though it’s one of the modern sports.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional basketball league in North America. It is the premier men’s professional basketball league composed of 30 teams.
Out of 30 teams, the United States is home to 29 and the remaining one is in Canada.
The regular season of the NBA runs from October to April with each team playing 82 games in total and is attended by thousands of fans from around the world.
Many NBA arenas have large seating capacities with the best design. Among them, we are here to explore the top 10 NBA arenas in the world.
|Name Of Arenas||Location||Capacity|
|10. AT and T Center||San Antonio, Texas||18,418 Seats|
|9. Ball Arena||Denver, Colorado||19,520 Seats|
|8. Fiserv Forum||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||17,500 Seats|
|7. Amway Center||Orlando, Florida.||18,846 Seats|
|6. TD Garden||Boston, Massachusetts||18,624 Seats|
|5. Barclays Center||Brooklyn, New York||17,732 Seats|
|4. Staples Center||Los Angeles, California||19,068 Seats = Los Angeles Clippers
18,997 Seats = Los Angeles Lakers
|3. American Airlines Arena (FTX Arena)||Miami, Florida||19,600 Seats|
|2. Madison Square Garden||New York City, New York||19,812 Seats|
|1. United Center||Chicago, Illinois||20,917 Seats.|
Top NBA Arenas Right Now
10. AT and T Center
The arena was initially opened in 2002 as the SBC Center. Later, in January 2006, the name was officially changed to AT and T Center.
It is located in San Antonio, Texas, with a total field surface of 750,500 sq ft. For basketball, the arena has a capacity of 18,418 seats.
Similarly, the San Antonio Spurs plays its home games in the AT and T Centre.
They are the only former team to have won an NBA Championship four times since 1999. Spurs had the highest winning ratio among the others NBA franchises.
9. Ball Arena
The multi-purpose arena was formerly called Pepsi Center and is now widely famous as Ball Arena.
Ball Arena is located in Denver, Colorado. The arena was opened in 1999, also the home arena of Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association.
Likewise, the arena has also served for the National Hockey League and National Lacrosse League besides NBA. Similarly, the arena has also hosted several WWE television broadcasts.
Moreover, Ball Arena has a capacity of 19,520 for basketball with a field surface of 4.6-acre.
8. Fiserv Forum
Opened on 26th August 2018, Fiserv Forum is a multi-purpose arena located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The arena is the home arena to the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association and the Marquette Golden Eagles men’s basketball team of Marquette University.
Interesting Fact: Fiserv has the largest symmetric scoreboard in the NBA.
Moreover, various events and concerts are also conducted in this arena. The arena is surrounded by sleek wooden Designs and has beautiful wallpapers of the city.
Similarly, it has a seating capacity of 17,500 and also has few luxurious suites.
7. Amway Center
The Amway Centre, the indoor arena in Orlando, was opened in 2010. It is located at 400 W Church St Suite 200, Orlando, Florida.
The arena is home to the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association.
Besides basketball Amway has also hosted professional wrestling events.
Moreover, Amway has a seating capacity of 18,846
It has mid-level luxury seats and clubs seating located below the upper bowl.
Also, it is one of the most loved league venues by the fan, which makes it one of the best NBA arenas.
6. TD Garden
One of the most popular arenas TD Garden was named after its sponsor Toronto-Dominion Bank.
The arena, located in Boston, Massachusetts, was opened in 1995.
Likewise, TD Garden is the home arena for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association, which has a capacity of 18,624 seats.
Besides basketball, the arena has hosted numerous non-sporting events including graduations, concerts, shows, Disney on Ice, and the circus.
5. Barclays Center
The multi-purpose arena was opened in 2012 in Brooklyn, New York, with Jay-Z’s concert.
Moreover, it is a home arena of the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association(NBA).
It has a capacity of 17,732 seats.
Moreover, Barclays center also hosts concerts, conventions, sports, and other entertainments events.
Likewise, this arena is in the category of one of the top 10 NBA arenas in the world right now.
The name of the arena Barclays Center came after a London-based banking group paid over $400 million to the team for the naming rights.
4. Staples Center
One of the most popular arenas Staples Center was opened in 1999.
It is located in Los Angeles, California.
The stadium is the home for two NBA teams Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers.
After the death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, the City of Los Angeles announced that Figueroa Street between Martin Luther King Jr. and Olympic which includes the area of Staples Senter is on will be renamed Kobe Bryant Boulevard as a tribute.
Moreover, the arena has a capacity of 19,068 seats for the Los Angeles Clippers and 18,997 seats for the Los Angeles Lakers.
3. American Airlines Arena (FTX Arena)
FTX Arena, commonly known as American Airlines Arena, was opened in 1999 in Miami, Florida.
Similarly, the arena is the home arena of Miami Heats of the NBA, with 19,600 seats. It also has 21,05 club seats, 80 luxury suites, and 76 private boxes.
FTX Crypto Exchange, a bitcoin exchange platform purchased the naming rights to the arena for about $135 million in March 2021.
2. Madison Square Garden
Here is the second top arena of the NBA, which is also the oldest that opened in 1968.
This arena is located in New York City, New York. This is one of the most popular arenas, with a capacity of 19,812 seats.
The arena is the home for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association.
Besides basketball, the arena hosts other sports events such as ice hockey, boxing, and non-sporting events such as concerts, ice shows, and circuses.
1. United Center
Finally, here comes the number-first arena of the National Basketball Association. This arena opened in 1994 which is located in Chicago, Illinois.
This is the home arena of one of the most popular teams of the NBA, the Chicago Bulls. It has a capacity of 20,917 seats which is also the largest capacity.
Since the NBA superstar Michael Jordan spent most of his career in Chicago Bulls, this arena has the statue of him.
It also became Chicago’s logistical hub during the COVID-19 to support Chicago’s efforts against the virus on March 5, 2021.
Also known as the Rose Garden, it’s an indoor arena for basketball, ice hockey, concert, conventions, and dramatic productions.
The arena was opened in 1995 and is located in Portland, Oregon. Likewise, it is also the home arena for the NBA team Portland Trail Blazers.
Similarly, the arena has a capacity of 19,441 seats for basketball. It is widely famous for hosting concerts and other artistic production.
Multi-purpose arena Scotiabank Arena is located in Toronto, Ontario.
It is also a home arena of the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association and Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League.
Similarly, the Scotiabank arena hosts other games, concerts, political conventions, and video game competitions.
The arena’s size is about 665,000 sq ft with a capacity of 19,800 seats for basketball.
Interestingly, this arena is one of the most photographed venues in Canada. Known as one of the busiest arenas in the world.