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Inside Golden 1 Center: An illustrated look at Sacramento’s new arena

Two years after breaking ground – and after almost 20 years of discussion, abandoned proposals and a near-departure of the intended tenant – the new arena for the Sacramento Kings is ready for the public. While the downtown location of the $557 million facility could be the most dramatic difference from the Kings’ former home at Sleep Train Arena, Golden 1 also reflects 25 years of evolution in arena design. Viewing a professional game has changed forever in Sacramento.

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Golden 1 Center wins design excellence award

A California engineers’ group has named the Golden 1 Center its top design award winner for 2017, saying the downtown Sacramento facility’s design “movingly captures the pride, the culture, and the priorities of a community.”

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Where are those theaters and hotel around Golden 1 Center? Coming, Kings say.

Is Sacramento faltering on its promise of a new billion-dollar arena entertainment district downtown? Not at all, Kings officials say. Though progress is slower than initially forecast, work on hundreds of thousands of square feet of retail, entertainment and restaurant space around the arena is advancing faster than a look around might suggest, they say, with a new round of openings is coming later this year.

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About that leak at Golden 1 Center – it’s been patched

The leaky roof atop Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center has been patched. A spokesman for the Sacramento Kings said the problem was fixed either late Tuesday or early Wednesday, hours after the leak was detected shortly before the Kings tipped off against the Detroit Pistons in their 3-month-old arena.

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The cost of seeing the Sacramento Kings

Sports ticket pricing is increasingly sophisticated, and the Kings are in the forefront.
Dale Kasler The Sacramento Bee
The cost of seeing the Sacramento Kings 1:10

The cost of seeing the Sacramento Kings

Take a 360-degree tour of the new Golden 1 Center 0:33

Take a 360-degree tour of the new Golden 1 Center

Christopher Infantino sings national anthem at new arena 1:53

Christopher Infantino sings national anthem at new arena

Golden 1 Center doors open, cowbells clang for Kings home opener 0:31

Golden 1 Center doors open, cowbells clang for Kings home opener