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KeyArena
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Location 305 Harrison Street
Seattle, Washington 98109
Opened 1962 (renovated 1994)
Owner City of Seattle
Operator City of Seattle
Construction cost $74.5 million (1994 renovation)
Former names
Seattle Center Coliseum (1962-1994)
Tenants
Seattle SuperSonics (NBA) 1967-1978, 1985-1994, 1995-present)
Seattle Storm (WNBA) (2000-present)
Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) (1977-present)
Seattle Seadogs (CISL) (1994-1997)
Capacity
Basketball: 17,072
Hockey: 15,177
Concert: 16,641
Boxing: 17,459

KeyArena at Seattle Center is located north of downtown Seattle, USA on the grounds of Seattle Center (the site of 1962's Century 21 Exposition, a World's Fair). The arena's primary tenants are the Seattle SuperSonics of the National Basketball Association. It hosted the 1974 NBA All-Star Game. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 877 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): User:Grassferry49 KeyArena... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated December 2 1869  - Mayor Greg Nickels Area    - City  142. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated December 2 1869  - Mayor Greg Nickels Area    - City  142. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated December 2 1869  - Mayor Greg Nickels Area    - City  142. ... Seattle Center is a fairground, park and arts and entertainment center in Seattle, Washington, on the site used in 1962 by the Century 21 Exposition. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens basketball league. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Seattle Storm is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The Womens National Basketball Association or WNBA is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Seattle Thunderbirds are an ice hockey team in Seattle, Washington that belongs to the Western Hockey League. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... CISL may mean: Continental Indoor Soccer League CISL, a radio station in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... A classical music concert in the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2005 A concert is a live performance, usually of music, before an audience. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left) versus Rafael Ortíz Boxing, called pugilism (from Latin), prizefighting (when referring to professional boxing) or the sweet science[1] is a sport and martial art in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their fists in a series... Downtown Seattle, from top of Space Needle (looking south) Map of downtown Seattle Downtown is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. ... Seattle Center is a fairground, park and arts and entertainment center in Seattle, Washington, on the site used in 1962 by the Century 21 Exposition. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... The Space Needle, built for the Century 21 Exposition. ... Worlds Fair is any of various large expositions held since the mid-19th century. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens basketball league. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ...


Opened in 1962 as the Seattle Center Coliseum, the rebuild began on June 16, 1994 before the building reopened on October 26, 1995. During the rebuild, the building's original roofline was used as a guide and some of the original concrete for the main supports still exists but most everything about the arena was brand new. The court which was originally at street level is now 35 feet below to allow more seating. After the rebuild, the Coliseum was renamed KeyArena, as Key Bank purchased the naming rights. The first regular season game that the Seattle SuperSonics played in KeyArena at Seattle Center took place on November 4, 1995, against the Los Angeles Lakers. June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 66 days remaining. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Key Bank is a bank headquartered in the Key Tower in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Naming rights are the right to name a piece of property, either tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for financial considerations. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lakers logo 1966-1991 The Los Angeles Lakers are a professional basketball team, based in Los Angeles, California, which plays in the National Basketball Association. ...

KeyArena's main entrance.
KeyArena's main entrance.

For several seasons between 1980-1985, the Sonics used the Kingdome as their home arena, in addition to the Coliseum. This primarily occurred during playoff games and other games with sellout crowds exceeding that of the old coliseum's capacity of around 14,000. The Coliseum has also been a site of controversy. On January 5, 1986, a game between the Sonics and the Phoenix Suns was rained out on account of a leaky roof. Several seasons before in 1972, Spencer Haywood injured himself after slipping in a water puddle on court as a result of the leaky roof. He would later sue the City of Seattle and collect $5,000.[1] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 2. ...


In addition to being the home of the Sonics, it is also home to the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association and the Seattle Thunderbirds, a junior hockey team in the Western Hockey League. The Thunderbirds hosted the Memorial Cup here in 1992. It is also used for non-athletic entertainment purposes, such as ice shows, circuses, and concerts. The Seattle Storm is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The Womens National Basketball Association or WNBA is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... The Seattle Thunderbirds are an ice hockey team in Seattle, Washington that belongs to the Western Hockey League. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The Memorial Cup is the championship trophy of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). ...


The rebuild cost the city of Seattle $74.5 million, and the Seattle SuperSonics approximately $21 million. KeyArena is the first publicly financed arena fully supported by earned income from the building. Its seating capacity for basketball games is 17,072, ice hockey games and ice shows 15,177, end-stage concerts, 16,641 and center-stage concerts and boxing 17,459. Risers hold 7,440 on the upper level and up to 7,741 on the lower level, with luxury suites adding another 1,160 seats. Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated December 2 1869  - Mayor Greg Nickels Area    - City  142. ... Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... A concert comprises a performance, usually involving some degree of formality, and particularly a performance featuring music. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left) versus Rafael Ortíz Boxing, called pugilism (from Latin), prizefighting (when referring to professional boxing) or the sweet science[1] is a sport and martial art in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their fists in a series... Luxury box or luxury suite is the North American term for a special seating section in arenas, stadiums and other sports venues. ...


In late 2004 proposals for expanding KeyArena to nearly twice its current size to accommodate new restaurants, shops, and a practice court (the cost is to be approximately $220 million) were debated. Because of a lack of interest by the city of Seattle in following through on the project the new owners of the Sonics and Storm made the decision to look outside the city limits for siting a replacement arena. Renton was chosen as the site for the new King County Events Center. The viability of the arena after the Sonics lease expires in 2010 is under questionable. Most proposals involve leveling the building or removing the walls and making it an open air facility.

Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Seattle SuperSonics

19671978
Succeeded by
The Kingdome
19781985
Preceded by
The Kingdome
19781985
Home of the
Seattle SuperSonics

19851994
Succeeded by
Tacoma Dome
19941995
Preceded by
Tacoma Dome
19941995
Home of the
Seattle SuperSonics

1995–present
Succeeded by
current
Preceded by
Kamloops Memorial Arena 1974-1977
Home of the
Seattle Thunderbirds

1977-present
Succeeded by
current
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Seattle Storm

2000-present
Succeeded by
current

Coordinates: 47°37′19.63″N, 122°21′14.59″W The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Seattle Kingdome, officially known as the King County Domed Stadium, and usually referred to as simply The Kingdome or The Dome, was the worlds first — and only — multi-purpose concrete domed stadium, which was owned and operated by King County, Washington, located at the north end... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Seattle Kingdome, officially known as the King County Domed Stadium, and usually referred to as simply The Kingdome or The Dome, was the worlds first — and only — multi-purpose concrete domed stadium, which was owned and operated by King County, Washington, located at the north end... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The Tacoma Dome from the Bridge of Glass. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Tacoma Dome from the Bridge of Glass. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Kamloops Memorial Arena is an ice hockey arena built in 1948 in Kamloops, British Columbia. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The Seattle Thunderbirds are an ice hockey team in Seattle, Washington that belongs to the Western Hockey League. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The Seattle Storm is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Seattle, Washington. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Current arenas in the National Basketball Association
Western Conference Eastern Conference
American Airlines Center | ARCO Arena | AT&T Center | EnergySolutions Arena | FedExForum | Ford Center | KeyArena | New Orleans Arena | Oracle Arena | Pepsi Center | Rose Garden Arena | Staples Center | Target Center | Toyota Center | US Airways Center Air Canada Centre | AmericanAirlines Arena | Amway Arena | Bradley Center | Charlotte Bobcats Arena | Conseco Fieldhouse | Continental Airlines Arena | Madison Square Garden | The Palace of Auburn Hills | Philips Arena | Quicken Loans Arena | TD Banknorth Garden | United Center | Verizon Center | Wachovia Center
Current arenas in the Women's National Basketball Association
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Conseco Fieldhouse | Madison Square Garden | Mohegan Sun Arena | Palace of Auburn Hills | UIC Pavilion | Verizon Center ARCO Arena | AT&T Center | KeyArena | Staples Center | Target Center | Toyota Center | US Airways Center
Current arenas in the Western Hockey League
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Art Hauser Centre Brandt Centre Centennial Civic Centre Cranbrook Recreational Complex Credit Union Centre ENMAX Centre ENMAX Centrium Keystone Centre Medicine Hat Arena Moose Jaw Civic Centre Pengrowth Saddledome Rexall Place CN Centre Everett Events Center Interior Savings Centre KeyArena Memorial Coliseum Pacific Coliseum Prospera Centre Prospera PlaceRose Garden Arena Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena Toyota Center

 
 

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