List of American Basketball Association arenas

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The following list includes all current and former arenas used by current and defunct teams who once played in the American Basketball Association from 1967 to 1976.

ABA/NBA teams[edit]

Team[1] Arena Years used Capacity Opened City Ref.
Brooklyn Nets
New Jersey Nets
New York Nets
New Jersey Americans
Barclays Center 2012–present 18,103 2012 Brooklyn, New York [2]
Prudential Center 2010–2012 18,711 2007 Newark, New Jersey [3]
Izod Center
Continental Airlines Arena (1996–2007)
Brendan Byrne Arena (1981–1996)
1981–2010 20,049 1981 East Rutherford, New Jersey [4][5][6][7]
Rutgers Athletic Center
Louis Brown Athletic Center (1986–present)
1977–1981 8,500 1977 Piscataway, New Jersey [8][9]
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 1972–1977 14,890 1972 Uniondale, New York [10]
Island Garden 1969–1972 5,200 1956 West Hempstead, New York [11]
Long Island Arena
Commack Arena
1968–1969 6,000 1957 Commack, New York [12]
Teaneck Armory 1967–1968 5,500 1936 Teaneck, New Jersey [13]
Indiana Pacers Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Conseco Fieldhouse (1999–2011)
1999–present 18,165 (formerly 18,345) 1999 Indianapolis, Indiana
Market Square Arena 1974–1999 16,530 1974
Indiana State Fair Coliseum
Pepsi Coliseum (1998–present)
1967–1974 10,000 1939
San Antonio Spurs

Texas Chaparrals
Dallas Chaparrals

AT&T Center

SBC Center (2002–2005)

2002–present 18,581 2002 San Antonio, Texas
Alamodome 1993–2002 20,557 1993
HemisFair Arena 1973–1993 16,057 1968
Lubbock Municipal Coliseum
City Bank Coliseum (2007–present)
1970–1971
(Partial schedule)
11,200 1956 Lubbock, Texas
Tarrant County Convention Center 1970–1971
(Partial schedule)
16,057 Fort Worth, Texas
Moody Coliseum 1967–1973 8,998 1956 University Park, Texas
Dallas Memorial Auditorium

Dallas Convention Center

1967–1973 9,815 1957 Dallas, Texas
Denver Nuggets

Denver Rockets

Pepsi Center 1999–present 19,155 1999 Denver, Colorado [14]
McNichols Sports Arena 1975–1999 17,171 1975
Denver Arena Auditorium 1967–1975 6,841 1908
Denver Coliseum 1967–1970
(partial schedule)
9,000 1950

Defunct teams[edit]

Team[15] Arena Years used Capacity Opened City Ref.
The Floridians
Miami Floridians
Minnesota Muskies
Bayfront Center 1971–1972 7,500 1965 St. Petersburg, Florida
Curtis Hixon Hall 1970–1972
(partial schedule)
7,000 1965 Tampa, Florida
Jacksonville Coliseum 11,000 1960 Jacksonville, Florida
West Palm Beach Auditorium 1968–1969
1970–1971
(partial schedule)
5,000 1965 West Palm Beach, Florida
Miami Beach Convention Center 1968- 15,000 1957 Miami Beach, Florida
Met Center 1967–1968 15,000 1967 Bloomington, Minnesota
Kentucky Colonels
Freedom Hall 1970–1976 18,865 1956 Louisville, Kentucky
Louisville Convention Center
Jefferson County Armory (1905–6190)
Louisville Gardens (1975–present)
1967–1970 6,000 1905
Memphis Sounds
Memphis Tams
Memphis Pros
New Orleans Buccaneers
Mid-South Coliseum 1970–1975 10,085 1963 Memphis, Tennessee
Monroe Civic Center 1967–1970
(partial schedule)
7,600 1965 Monroe, Louisiana
Tulane Gym
Fogelman Arena (1988–present)
1969–1970 3,600 1932 New Orleans, Louisiana
Loyola Field House 1967–1969 6,500 1950
Pittsburgh Condors
Pittsburgh Pipers
Minnesota Pipers
Pittsburgh Pipers
Civic Arena 1967–1968
1969–1972
17,537 1961 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Duluth Arena Auditorium 1968–1969
(8 home games)
6,764 1966 Duluth, Minnesota
Met Center 1968–1969 15,000 1967 Bloomington, Minnesota
San Diego Sails
San Diego Conquistadors
San Diego Sports Arena

Valley View Casino Center (2010–present)
iPayOne Center (2005–2007)

1974–1976 14,500 1966 San Diego, California
Peterson Gym 1972–1974 3,668 1961
Spirits of St. Louis
Carolina Cougars
Houston Mavericks
St. Louis Arena
The Checkerdome (1977–1983)
1974–1976 20,000 1929 St. Louis, Missouri
Greensboro Coliseum 1969–1974
(Partial schedule)
15,000 1959 Greensboro, North Carolina
Charlotte Coliseum
Bojangles' Coliseum (2008–present)
Cricket Arena (2001–2008)
Independence Arena (1988–2001)
9,605 1955 Charlotte, North Carolina
Reynolds Coliseum 12,400 1949 Raleigh, North Carolina
Dorton Arena 7,610 1952
Winston–Salem Memorial Coliseum 1971–1972 (partial schedule) 7,000 1955 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Sam Houston Coliseum 1967–1969 9,200 1937 Houston, Texas
Utah Stars
Los Angeles Stars
Anaheim Amigos
Salt Palace 1970–1975 10,725 1969 Salt Lake City, Utah
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 1968–1970 16,161 1959 Los Angeles, California
Anaheim Convention Center 1967–1968 9,100 1967 Anaheim, California
Titan Gym 1967–1968
(4 home games)
4,000 1964 Fullerton, California
Virginia Squires
Washington Caps
Oakland Oaks
Norfolk Scope 1971–1976
(partial schedule)
10,253 1971 Norfolk, Virginia
Richmond Coliseum 12,500 1971 Richmond, Virginia
Roanoke Civic Center 1971–1972
(partial schedule)
9,828 1971 Roanoke, Virginia
Hampton Coliseum 1970–1976
(partial schedule)
9,777 1970 Hampton, Virginia
Old Dominion University Fieldhouse 1970–1971
(partial schedule)
5,200 1970 Norfolk, Virginia
Richmond Arena 6,000 1908 Richmond, Virginia
Washington Coliseum

Uline Arena (1941–1959)

1969–1970 7,000 1941 Washington, D.C.
Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Arena

Oracle Arena (2007–present)
Oakland Arena (2005–2006)
The Arena in Oakland (1997–2004)

1967–1969 19,596 1966 Oakland, California

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Sandomir, Richard (January 5, 1996). "Hockey; Brendan Byrne Arena Goes Continental". The New York Times. Retrieved December 6, 2008. 
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  9. ^ "Contact Rutgers Athletics". Rutgers Athletics Communications. Archived from the original on December 10, 2008. Retrieved December 6, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Venue Facts". Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Retrieved December 6, 2008. "Contact Info". Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Retrieved December 6, 2008. 
  11. ^ Winzelberg, David (November 8, 1998). "At Island Garden, New Life for Old Arena". The New York Times. Retrieved December 6, 2008. 
  12. ^ "Sports of The Times; For Coleman's Nets, the Eyes Have It". The New York Times. May 10, 1993. Retrieved December 7, 2008. Wojnarowski, Adrian (June 3, 2003). "Twenty-five years later, Boe makes up for mistake". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 7, 2008. 
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  14. ^ "Arena Facts". Pepsi Center. Retrieved December 11, 2008. 
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