Sacramento Kings new arena to allow outside viewers ability to watch game

Oct 30, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings fans hold up purple glow sticks before the game between the Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

While there are a few venues around professional sports that allow non-paying spectators to catch a glimpse of an event (AT&T Park, home to the San Francisco Giants comes to mind), none will be on the same scale as the Sacramento Kings new arena.

Set to open in October of 2016, the Sacramento Kings new arena will not only seat 17,000 fans but will also provide guests without a ticket the opportunity to watch the game outside of the venue thanks to the 50-by-150-foot glass “grand entrance” which will use airport hanger doors according to Kings President Chris Granger.


Now that entrance has gotten even more intense. Granger says the windows aren’t just for show, but something that, when they “pick up and fold up from their bootstraps” can be incorporated into every event, including pregame and postgame festivities for NBA games. Those standing outside close to the entrance can actually see down to the arena floor and those farther away can watch the video board and gain a feeling of what is going on inside. If the Kings want, they can even keep the windows open during concerts.

Pretty impressive.

Can’t wait to see it in action.

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