The Sacramento Kings’ new arena will be among the smallest within the National Basketball Association.
Despite being almost 70 percent bigger than their current home at the Sleep Train Arena, the new venue will seat just 17,500 fans, an increased capacity of fewer than 200.
However, the $477 million arena will be significantly modernised and have twice as many premium seats and more VIP perks, offsetting the relatively small total seating capacity.
Kings President Chris Granger said the beauty of small arenas is that they produce more consistent sellouts, in turn driving season ticket sales through the fear of not being able to get a seat.
The construction of the arena at Downtown Plaza is set to begin later in July.