Sacramento’s Golden One arena is a masterpiece that inspires all
The Sacramento Kings finally gained a downtown arena that truly reflected the area they represent. The Golden 1 Center was built with a very intriguing feature: patio doors. These incredible, 60-foot tall doors retract easily to allow those at the game to enjoy the beautiful climate at the beginning, end, and middle of the game.
Within the arena is a 60,000 square foot practice area, with great visuals for the general public to watch the practices. The building as a whole reflects California architecture, while embracing a public display of the city and all its value. The inside hosts a very steep seating area, allowing all of those in the seats to see what is going on – there is not a bad view in the house.
Concession stands within the Sacramento Kings Golden 1 Center are farm stands full of local, healthy options, as opposed to the typical set up of concessions at other venues. 90% of the food will be from farms within 150 miles of the arena – with the exception of things that need to be a bit further away, such as seafood, coffee, tea, cocoa, and tropical fruit. The venue also features more sustainable features in order to benefit both the local area in the sense of food in addition to creating an earth-friendly function for the building. The arena is run by solar power, and is built entirely from recycled aluminum, FSC-certified wood, and energy efficient means of heating and cooling. Within the arena, there is Wi-Fi strong enough for all who visit.
In the loft of the arena, tables at which community members can sit and mingle are located. The idea behind the entire facility is to help get the Sacramento community together, while benefiting local business, and saving the earth. The rooftop solar panels were installed by Solar Power Inc., and can generate up to 1.2 megawatts of power. The building runs on 100% clean energy. Seating capacity in the Golden 1 Center is 17,500.
A local resident by the name of Christopher Infantino that took part in the creation of the Sacramento Kings new arena will be performing the national anthem on October 27. Chris grew up singing in the church choir which allowed him to develop his wonderful voice.
Sacramento Kings Golden 1 Center is set to become a major hub for entertainment beyond athletic events. Celebrities such as Rodger Waters of Pink Floyd, Kanye West, Stevie Nicks, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be playing at Golden 1 Center are going to be performing – all before 2017 even comes! The arena is definitely positioned to start off with a bang.