List of National Basketball Association arenas

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Chase Center, the newest arena in the NBA, opened in 2019. It is the home of the Golden State Warriors.

The following list includes all current and former arenas used by current and defunct teams playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Other information included in this list are arena locations, seating capacities, years opened, and in use.

The United Center has the highest capacity of any current NBA arena at 20,917. Madison Square Garden is the only current arena not to be named after a corporate sponsor.

Current arenas[edit]

Image Arena Location Team(s) Capacity Opened Ref(s)
American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL, jjron 29.03.2012.jpg American Airlines Arena Miami, Florida Miami Heat 19,600 1999 [1][2]
American Airlines Center August 2015.jpg American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas Dallas Mavericks 19,200 2001 [1][3]
Amway Center.jpg Amway Center Orlando, Florida Orlando Magic 18,846 2010 [1][4]
Texasdd.JPG AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas San Antonio Spurs 18,418 2002 [1][5]
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianápolis, Estados Unidos, 2012-10-22, DD 02.jpg Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Indiana Indiana Pacers 17,923 1999 [1][6]
Barclays Center western side.jpg Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York Brooklyn Nets 17,732 2012 [1][7]
Verizon Center wide.jpg Capital One Arena Washington, D.C. Washington Wizards 20,356 1997 [1][8]
Chase Center - East Side - San Francisco.jpg Chase Center San Francisco, California Golden State Warriors 18,064 2019 [1][9][10]
Chesapeake Energy Arena 2017.jpg Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Oklahoma City Thunder 18,203 2002 [1][11]
FedExForum.jpg FedExForum Memphis, Tennessee Memphis Grizzlies 17,794 2004 [1][12]
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center - Northeast view.jpg Fiserv Forum Milwaukee, Wisconsin Milwaukee Bucks 17,500 2018 [1][13]
Golden 1 Center 2017.jpg Golden 1 Center Sacramento, California Sacramento Kings 17,583 2016 [1][14]
Little Caesars Arena panorama.jpg Little Caesars Arena Detroit, Michigan Detroit Pistons 20,332 2017 [1][15]
Madison Square Garden, February 2013.jpg Madison Square Garden New York City, New York New York Knicks 19,812 1968[a] [1][16]
Moda Center.JPG Moda Center Portland, Oregon Portland Trail Blazers 19,441 1995 [1][17]
Denver Pepsi Center 1.jpg Pepsi Center Denver, Colorado Denver Nuggets 19,520 1999 [1][18]
Quicken Loans Arena 4.jpg Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland Cavaliers 19,432 1994 [1][19][20]
Scotiabank Arena - 2018 (cropped).jpg Scotiabank Arena Toronto, Ontario Toronto Raptors 19,800 1999 [1][21]
Smoothie King Center.jpg Smoothie King Center New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Pelicans 16,867 1999 [1][22]
Spectrum Center 2018.jpg Spectrum Center Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Hornets 19,077 2005 [1][23]
Staples Center 2012.jpg Staples Center Los Angeles, California Los Angeles Clippers 19,068 1999 [1][24]
Los Angeles Lakers 18,997
Philips Arena.jpg State Farm Arena Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta Hawks 18,118 1999 [1][25]
Talking Stick Resort Arena.JPG Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix Suns 18,055 1992 [1][26]
TargetCenter.jpg Target Center Minneapolis, Minnesota Minnesota Timberwolves 18,978 1990 [1][27]
TD Garden (crop).JPG TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts Boston Celtics 18,624 1995 [1][28]
Toyota Center entr.jpg Toyota Center Houston, Texas Houston Rockets 18,055 2003 [1][29]
United Center 060716.jpg United Center Chicago, Illinois Chicago Bulls 20,917 1994 [1][30]
Vivint Smart Home Arena August 13, 2016.jpg Vivint Smart Home Arena Salt Lake City, Utah Utah Jazz 18,306 1991 [1][31]
Wells Fargo Center.jpg Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia 76ers 20,478 1996 [1][32][33]
  1. ^ Underwent extensive renovations from 2010 to 2013, resulting in a completely new arena bowl and concourses within the original structure.

Map of current arenas[edit]

Future or proposed arenas[edit]

Arena Team Location Capacity Opening Reference
Inglewood Basketball and Entertainment Center Los Angeles Clippers Inglewood, California 18,000 2024 [34][35][36]

Former arenas[edit]

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
Team[37] Arena Years used Capacity Opened Location Ref.
Boston Celtics
Hartford Civic Center
XL Center (2007–present)
1975–1995
(occasionally for home games)
16,294 1975 Hartford, Connecticut [38][39]
Boston Garden
Boston Madison Square Garden (1928)
1946–1995 14,890 1928 Boston, Massachusetts [40][41]
Boston Arena
Matthews Arena (1982–present)
1946–1947
(partial schedule)
5,900s 1910 [42]
Brooklyn Nets
New Jersey Nets
New York Nets
New Jersey Americans
Prudential Center 2010–2012 18,711 2007 Newark, New Jersey [43]
Izod Center
Meadowlands Arena (2015–present)
Continental Airlines Arena (1996–2007)
Brendan Byrne Arena (1981–1996)
1981–2010 20,049 1981 East Rutherford, New Jersey [44][45][46]
Rutgers Athletic Center
Louis Brown Athletic Center (1986–present)
1977–1981 8,500 1977 Piscataway, New Jersey [47][48]
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 1972–1977 14,890 1972 Uniondale, New York [49][50]
Island Garden 1969–1972 5,200 1956 West Hempstead, New York [51]
Long Island Arena
Commack Arena
1968–1969 6,000 1957 Commack, New York [52][53]
Teaneck Armory 1967–1968 5,500 1936 Teaneck, New Jersey [54]
New York Knicks
Madison Square Garden (III) 1946–1968 16,000 1925 New York City, New York [55]
69th Regiment Armory 1946–1960
(partial schedule)
5,000 1906 [56][57][58]
Philadelphia 76ers
Syracuse Nationals
The Spectrum
Wachovia Spectrum (2003–2009)
First Union Spectrum (1998–2003)
CoreStates Spectrum (1994–1998)
1967–1996
2009 (one game)
18,176 1967 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [59]
Municipal Auditorium 1963–1967 12,000 1930 [60]
Philadelphia Arena 7,000 1920 [61]
Onondaga War Memorial 1951–1963 6,230 1951 Syracuse, New York [62]
State Fair Coliseum 1949–1951 7,500 1927 [63]
Toronto Raptors
SkyDome
Rogers Centre (2005–present)
1995–1999 28,708 1989 Toronto, Ontario [64]
Maple Leaf Gardens 1997–1999 (for six home games) 17,000 1931 [65]
Copps Coliseum
FirstOntario Centre (2014–present)
1995–1998 (for three home games) 18,800 1985 Hamilton, Ontario [66][67][68]
Southeast Division
Team Arena Years used Capacity Opened Location Ref.
Atlanta Hawks
St. Louis Hawks
Milwaukee Hawks
Tri-Cities Blackhawks
Georgia Dome 1997–1999 (partial schedule, primary stadium) 71,228 1992 Atlanta, Georgia [69]
Omni Coliseum 1972–1997 16,378 1972 [70]
Alexander Memorial Coliseum
Hank McCamish Pavilion (2012–present)
Alexander Memorial Coliseum at McDonald's Center (1996–2005)
1997–1999 (partial schedule, secondary stadium)
1968–1972
9,191 1956 [71]
Kiel Auditorium 1955–1968 9,300 1934 St. Louis, Missouri [72]
St. Louis Arena
The Checkerdome (1977–1983)
1955–1968
(partial schedule)
20,000 1929 [73]
Milwaukee Arena
UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena (2014–present)
U.S. Cellular Arena (2000–2014)
Wisconsin Center Arena (1998–2000)
MECCA Arena (1974–1995)
1951–1955 10,783 1950 Milwaukee, Wisconsin [74]
Wharton Field House 1946–1951 6,000 1928 Moline, Illinois [75]
Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte Bobcats
Charlotte Hornets (original)
Charlotte Coliseum 2004–2005 (Bobcats)
1988–2002 (original Hornets)
24,042 1988 Charlotte, North Carolina [76]
Miami Heat
Miami Arena 1988–1999 15,200 1988 Miami, Florida [77][78][79]
Orlando Magic
Amway Arena
The Arena in Orlando (2006)
TD Waterhouse Centre (1999–2006)
Orlando Arena (1989–1999)
1989–2010 17,283 1989 Orlando, Florida [80][81]
Washington Wizards
Washington Bullets
Capital Bullets
Baltimore Bullets
Chicago Zephyrs
Chicago Packers
US Airways Arena
Capital Centre (1973–1993, 1997–2002)
1973–1997 18,756 1973 Lake Arbor, Maryland [82]
Baltimore Civic Center
Royal Farms Arena (2013–present)
1st Mariner Arena (2003–2013)
Baltimore Arena (1986–2003)
1963–1973 11,271 1962 Baltimore, Maryland [83]
Chicago Coliseum 1962–1963 7,000 1899 Chicago, Illinois [84][85]
International Amphitheatre 1961–1962 9,000 1934 [84][85]
Central Division
Team Arena Years used Capacity Opened Location Ref.
Chicago Bulls
Chicago Stadium 1967–1994 18,676 1929 Chicago, Illinois [86]
International Amphitheatre 1966–1967 9,000 1934 [87]
Cleveland Cavaliers
Richfield Coliseum 1974–1994 20,273 1974 Richfield, Ohio [88]
Cleveland Arena 1970–1974 10,000 1937 Cleveland, Ohio [89]
Detroit Pistons
Fort Wayne (Zollner) Pistons
The Palace of Auburn Hills 1988–2017 22,076 1988 Auburn Hills, Michigan [90]
Pontiac Silverdome
Pontiac Metropolitan Stadium (1975)
1978–1988 33,000 1975 Pontiac, Michigan [91]
Cobo Arena 1961–1978 12,191 1960 Detroit, Michigan [92]
Olympia Stadium 1957–1961 15,000 1927 [93]
War Memorial Coliseum 1952–1957 10,000 1952 Fort Wayne, Indiana [94]
North Side High School Gym 1948–1952 3,000 1927 [95][96][97][98]
Indiana Pacers
Market Square Arena 1974–1999 16,530 1974 Indianapolis, Indiana [99]
Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum
Indiana Farmers Coliseum (2015–present)
Fairgrounds Coliseum (2014)
Pepsi Coliseum (1998–2014)
1967–1974 10,000 1939 [100]
Milwaukee Bucks
Bradley Center
BMO Harris Bradley Center (2012–2018)
1988–2018 18,717 1988 Milwaukee, Wisconsin [101][102]
MECCA Arena (1974–1995)
UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena (2014–present)
U.S. Cellular Arena (2000–2014)
Wisconsin Center Arena (1998–2000)
Milwaukee Arena (1968–1974, 1995–1998)
1968–1988
2017 (one game)
10,783 1950 [103]
Western Conference
Southwest Division
Team Arena Years used Capacity Opened Location Ref.
Dallas Mavericks
Reunion Arena 1980–2001 18,293 1980 Dallas, Texas [104]
Houston Rockets
San Diego Rockets
The Summit
Lakewood Church Central Campus (2003–present)
Compaq Center (1998–2003)
1975–2003 16,285 1975 Houston, Texas [105]
Hofheinz Pavilion
Fertitta Center (2018–present)
1971–1975 10,000 1969 [106][107]
San Diego Sports Arena (1970–2005; 2007–10)
Pechanga Arena (2018–present)
Valley View Casino Center (2010–2018)
iPayOne Center (2005–2007)
San Diego International Sports Center (1966–70)
1967–1971 14,500 1966 San Diego, California [107]
Memphis Grizzlies
Vancouver Grizzlies
Pyramid Arena 2001–2004 20,142 1991 Memphis, Tennessee [108]
General Motors Place
Rogers Arena (2010–present)
1995–2001 19,193 1995 Vancouver, British Columbia [109]
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Hornets
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
Ford Center
Chesapeake Energy Arena (2011–present)
Oklahoma City Arena (2010–2011)
2005–2007 (bulk of schedule) 19,164 2002 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma [110]
San Antonio Spurs
Texas Chaparrals
Dallas Chaparrals
Alamodome 1993–2002 20,557 1993 San Antonio, Texas [104]
HemisFair Arena 1973–1993 16,057 1968 [104]
Lubbock Municipal Coliseum
City Bank Coliseum (2007–2017)
1970–1971
(partial schedule)
11,200 1956 Lubbock, Texas [111]
Tarrant County Convention Center 1970–1971
(partial schedule)
16,057 1968 Fort Worth, Texas [112]
Moody Coliseum 1967–1973 8,998 1956 University Park, Texas [113]
Dallas Memorial Auditorium
Dallas Convention Center
1967–1973 9,815 1957 Dallas, Texas [114]
Northwest Division
Team Arena Years used Capacity Opened Location Ref.
Denver Nuggets
Denver Rockets
McNichols Sports Arena 1975–1999 17,171 1975 Denver, Colorado [115]
Denver Arena Auditorium 1967–1975 6,841 1908 [116]
Denver Coliseum 1967–1970
(partial schedule)
9,000 1950 [117][118]
Minnesota Timberwolves
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1989–1990 50,000 1982 Minneapolis, Minnesota [119]
Oklahoma City Thunder
Seattle SuperSonics
KeyArena at Seattle Center
Seattle Center Coliseum (1962–1994)
1995–2008
1985–1994
1967–1978
17,072 1994
1962
Seattle, Washington [120]
Tacoma Dome 1994–1995 17,100 1983 Tacoma, Washington [120]
Kingdome 1978–1985 59,166 1976 Seattle, Washington [120]
Portland Trail Blazers
Memorial Coliseum 1970–1995 12,888 1960 Portland, Oregon [121]
Utah Jazz
New Orleans Jazz
Salt Palace 1979–1991 12,686 1969 Salt Lake City, Utah [104]
Thomas & Mack Center 1983–1984
(partial schedule)
18,500 1983 Paradise, Nevada [122]
Louisiana Superdome
Mercedes-Benz Superdome (2011–present)
1975–1979 55,675 1975 New Orleans, Louisiana [123]
Loyola Field House 1974–1975
(partial schedule)
6,500 1950 [124]
Municipal Auditorium 1974–1975 7,853 1934 [124]
Pacific Division
Team Arena Years used Capacity Opened Location Ref.
Golden State Warriors
San Francisco Warriors
Philadelphia Warriors
Oracle Arena
Oakland Arena (2005–2006)
The Arena in Oakland (1997–2005)
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (1971–1996)
1971–2019 19,596 1971 Oakland, California [125][126]
San Jose Arena
SAP Center at San Jose (2013–present)
HP Pavilion at San Jose (2002–2013)
Compaq Center at San Jose (2001–2002)
1996–1997 18,500 1993 San Jose, California [125][127][128]
USF War Memorial Gymnasium 1962–1965 5,300 1958 San Francisco, California [125]
San Francisco Civic Auditorium
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
1968–1971
1964–1967
7,000 1915 [125]
Cow Palace 1966–1971
1962–1964
12,953 1941 Daly City, California [125][129]
Municipal Auditorium 1952–1962 12,000 1930 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [130]
Philadelphia Arena 1946–1962
(partial schedule 1952–1962)
7,000 1920 [130]
Los Angeles Clippers
San Diego Clippers
Buffalo Braves
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 1984–1999 16,161 1959 Los Angeles, California [131][132]
San Diego Sports Arena (1970–2005; 2007–10)
Pechanga Arena (2018–present)
Valley View Casino Center (2010–2018)
iPayOne Center (2005–2007)
San Diego International Sports Center (1966–70)
1978–1984 14,500 1966 San Diego, California [133]
Maple Leaf Gardens 1971–1974
(16 home games)
15,000 1931 Toronto, Ontario [134]
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium 1970–1978 15,280 1940 Buffalo, New York [135]
Los Angeles Lakers
Minneapolis Lakers
The Forum
Great Western Forum (1988–2003)
1967–1999 17,505 1967 Inglewood, California [136]
Long Beach Arena 1967
(when locked out of Sports Arena)
13,609 1962 Long Beach, California [137]
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 1960–1967 16,161 1959 Los Angeles, California [131][132]
Minneapolis Armory 1959–1960
1947–1959 (partial schedule)
10,000 1936 Minneapolis, Minnesota [138]
Minneapolis Auditorium 1947–1959 10,000 1927 [139][140]
Phoenix Suns
Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum 1968–1992 14,870 1965 Phoenix, Arizona [104]
Sacramento Kings
Kansas City Kings
Kansas City-Omaha Kings
Cincinnati Royals
Rochester Royals
Sleep Train Arena
Power Balance Pavilion (2011–2012)
ARCO Arena (II) (1988–2011)
1988–2016 17,317 1988 Sacramento, California [141]
ARCO Arena (I)
Sacramento Sports Arena (1985)
1985–1988 10,333 1985 [142]
Kemper Arena 1974–1985 16,700 1974 Kansas City, Missouri [142][143]
Omaha Civic Auditorium 1972–1978
(partial schedule)
9,300 1954 Omaha, Nebraska [144]
Municipal Auditorium 1972–1974 9,287 1936 Kansas City, Missouri [145][146]
Cincinnati Gardens 1957–1972 11,000 1949 Cincinnati, Ohio [147]
Rochester Community War Memorial
Blue Cross Arena at War Memorial (1998–present)
1955–1957 12,428 1955 Rochester, New York [142][148]
Edgerton Park Arena 1945–1955 4,200 1892 [148]

Defunct teams[edit]

Team Arena Years used Capacity Opened Location Ref.
Anderson Packers (1946–1950; 1949–1950 in NBA) The Wigwam 1949–1950 8,996 1925 Anderson, Indiana [149][150][151]
Baltimore Bullets (1944–1954) Baltimore Coliseum 1944–1954 4,500 1930 Baltimore, Maryland [152]
Chicago Stags
(1946–1950)
Chicago Stadium 1946–1950 18,676 1929 Chicago, Illinois [153][154]
Cleveland Rebels (1946–1947) Cleveland Arena 1946–1947 10,000 1937 Cleveland, Ohio [155]
Denver Nuggets
(1948–1950)
Auditorium Arena 1948–1950 12,000 1908 Denver, Colorado [156]
Detroit Falcons
(1946–1947)
Detroit Olympia 1946–1947 Unknown 1927 Detroit, Michigan [157][158][159]
Indianapolis Jets
Indianapolis Kautskys
(1948–1949)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 1948–1949 15,000 1928 Indianapolis, Indiana [160]
Indianapolis Olympians
(1949–1953)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 1949–1953 15,000 1928 Indianapolis, Indiana [161]
Pittsburgh Ironmen (1946–1947) Duquesne Gardens 1946–1947 6,500 1890 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [162]
Providence Steamrollers
(1946–1949)
Rhode Island Auditorium 1946–1949 5,300 1926 Providence, Rhode Island [163]
Sheboygan Redskins
Enzo Jels
(1938–1951)
Sheboygan Municipal Auditorium and Armory 1942–1951 3,500 1942 Sheboygan, Wisconsin [164]
Eagle Auditorium 1938–1942 1,200 Unknown [164]
St. Louis Bombers (1946–1950) St. Louis Arena
The Checkerdome (1977–1983)
1946–1950 15,000 1929 St. Louis, Missouri [165]
Toronto Huskies
(1946–1947)
Maple Leaf Gardens 1946–1947 15,000 1931 Toronto, Ontario [166]
Washington Capitols
(1946–1951)
Uline Arena
Washington Coliseum (1959–present)
1946–1951 7,000 1941 Washington, D.C. [167][168][169]
Waterloo Hawks (1948–1951) McElroy Auditorium 1948–1951 5,155 1936 Waterloo, Iowa [170]

Neutral venues[edit]

Neutral Venues
Arena Location Date Attendance Reference
Duquesne Gardens Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania March 11, 1953 [171][172]
Civic Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania February 18, 1964
December 14, 1964
January 11, 1965
February 15, 1966
November 3, 1966
January 5, 1967
February 7, 1967
February 24, 1967
March 6, 1967
December 7, 1972
December 27, 1972
January 12, 1973
February 25, 1973
March 11, 1973
March 25, 1973
[171][173][174][175][176][177]
Charleston Civic Center Charleston, West Virginia December 6, 1965
February 14, 1966
[178][179]
Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, Tennessee December 19, 1966
December 26, 1966
January 2, 1967
January 23, 1967
January 30, 1967
February 6, 1967
February 13, 1967
March 6, 1967
March 13, 1967
[180][181]
Curtis Hixon Hall Tampa, Florida January 16, 1967 [180][182]
Greensboro Coliseum Complex Greensboro, North Carolina January 30, 1967 7,168 [181][183]
St. Paul Auditorium Saint Paul, Minnesota February 7, 1967 [180][184]

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