It's At The KeyArena!
Upcoming Events At the KeyArena
Wednesday 11:30 AM
Friday 12:00 AM
Friday 8:00 PM
Sunday 7:30 PM
About the KeyArena
Just north of downtown Seattle, WA, Key Arena sits in all its glory. This indoor arena opened in 1964, and is known to be one of the most outdated in the NBA. But with that being said, outdated means historical; and Key Arena definitely benefits from this. The arena was rebuilt in 1995. The new arena maintained the architectural integrity of the original roofline by using the existing steel trusses in combination with four new main diagonal trusses. The wood, steel and concrete from the demolition was either reused in construction of the new arena or sold to recyclers. After all, most like venues are many years newer. This venue is also referred to as Key Arena at Seattle Center by many people in the area. But regardless of what you call this venue, it is safe to say that it has a lot to offer in the way of fan experience.
There are three primary tenants that call Key Arena home. They include the Seattle Supersonics of the NBA, the Seattle Storm of the WNBA, and the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL. Each one of these teams play their home games at Key Arena and this alone is good enough for hundreds of events each year.
The seating capacity at Key Arena is approximately 17,100 for basketball games and a couple thousand less for a hockey contest. Key Arena concerts can also hold as many as 16,641 spectators; this makes for a fabulous atmosphere.
Many people feel that Key Arena is outdated, and that the city needs a new venue. With that being said, there has been talk of a Key Arena expansion as opposed to starting from scratch. Until the details are hashed out, everybody can continue to enjoy the history of Key Arena.