For you to really pause and say… “Wow! What a game!” takes much more than just the performance of the basketball players. The basketball stadium of your choice plays a big part in enhancing the spectator experience. Some stadiums are just so-so and lackluster, some are incredible and some are incredibly stunning.
Here, you will see a write-up of 5 best stadiums in Uncle Sam’s country where you can catch a thrilling game of basketball.
1. Carrier Dome In Syracuse
It is large, with a sitting capacity of close to 35,000. For that alone, this stadium takes the trophy. Imagine the throngs of people coming out of the stadium when the game is over! And no, you haven’t heard everything. You see, when Orange football is happening, the seating capacity is increased to an incredible 49, 262 seats. Opened in 1980, it is amazing to see just how much of a giant this stadium has become. The Carrier Dome is located on 900 Irving Avenue New York 13244.
2. United Center In Chicago
Home to the famous Chicago Bulls, the United Center has a sitting capacity of 20,917 for basketball. It was opened in 1994, having cost almost a whopping 300 million dollars. Today, it has the fame of being the biggest basketball stadium by structure size but not by seating capacity. For concerts, this stadium can seat 23,500 people and more than that with the standing room. United center is located on 1901 Madison Street, Chicago.
3. Capital One In Washington
This Monumental Sports & Entertainment-owned stadium is home to the Washington Wizards. It has a seating capacity of 20,356 and it was opened back in 1997. This arena has also hosted my high-end basketball events such as the 2005 and 2016 ACC Men Basketball Tournament, NCAA Division 1 men basketball in 1998, 2002 and 2008, and many more basketball and non-basketball events. The video walls and the huge scoreboard screen will be unforgettable for you.
Capital One Arena is located on 601 F Street NW in downtown Washington.
4. Rupp Arena In Kentucky
There is no better place for you to catch a game of basketball than in a stadium that was named after a coach, Adolph Rupp, who made the University of Kentucky the most winning team in his 42 years as the university basketball coach. The Rupp Arena has a sitting capacity of 23,000, with the lower 10,000 seats being comfortably cushioned. When in the stadium, expect to hear things like how the Wildcats have won about 90% of all the games they played in the stadium, which is actually true.
Rupp Arena is located on 430 W Vine Street, Lexington, Kentucky. You can buy Rupp Arena Tickets online.
5. Dean Smith Center – North Carolina
Thanks to the humongous Dean Smith Center, the Tar Heels have won accolades for the most attended basketball games in all, except one season. With a seating capacity of 21,750 and the love of basketball that NC has, it is possible to see why. This arena has been home to the Chapel Hill from 1986. Dean Smith Center is located on 300 Skipper Bowles Drive, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.