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Pepsi Center Seating Chart 

The Pepsi Center has been home to the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche and the NBA’s Denver Nuggets since 1999. The arena doesn’t get a ton of attention in the sports world. Especially when compared to arenas like the Staples Center, United Center and Madison Square Garden. The Pepsi Center is, however, located in the heart of downtown Denver and is an exciting place to see a Nuggets or Avalanche game when either team is doing well.

 

The Wells Fargo Center has been home to the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers since 1996. The venue is one of eleven arenas that is home to both an NHL team and an NBA team and is also one of the largest arenas in professional sports. With that said, we wanted to take the time to breakdown the Wells Fargo seating chart in a way that would make fans more knowledgeable about the arena’s seating before purchasing tickets. After all, it’s been widely noted that the Wells Fargo Center has some of the smallest and most uncomfortable seats known to man.

United Center Seating Chart, Chicago Bulls Games 

The United Center, home of the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks and NBA’s Chicago Bulls, is one of the largest and busiest arenas in both the United States and professional sports. The venue is one of eleven arenas that is home to both an NHL team as well as an NBA team. Our staff wanted to take the time to breakdown the United Center seating chart in a way that will be helpful for fans to use when purchasing their tickets.

Tilman Fertitta, Home of the Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets have been sold for an NBA record $2.2 billion to Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta. Forbes Magazine originally valuated the Houston Rockets at $1.6 billion but many league sources expected the sale price to easily exceed $2 billion. Fertitta is the owner of Landry’s Inc., one of the largest restaurant corporations in the United States. Under the umbrella of Landry’s Inc. are restaurants such as Morton’s Steakhouse, McCormick and Schmick’s and Bubba Gum Shrimp Company. Fertitta is also the owner of Golden Nugget Casino and Hotels.

Courtside Seats at the Staples Center, Home of the Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers organization are introducing a new premium seating area at the Staples Center with the addition of the “Star Courtside Seats”. The area will consist of eight seats that will sit courtside between the Clippers and visiting team benches. The scorer’s table that previously occupied the area will be broken up into smaller pieces.

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Home of the Los Angeles Rams

The Los Angeles Rams are ramping up the sale of personal seat licenses (PSLs) for their new stadium in Inglewood, California. The venue is expected to open in 2020 and will also be home to the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers. There are rumors that the Rams organization will be selling personal seat licenses that range from $175,000 to $225,000 per ticket. That price would set the mark for the most expensive personal seat licenses in NFL history; a record that the Dallas Cowboys currently own with some personal seat licenses that cost $150,000.

Canadian Tire Centre, Home of the Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators organization have added tarps to some of the uppermost seats of the Canadian Tire Centre which will reduce the arena’s capacity from 18,5000 seats to 17,000 seats.  The move comes one season after the Senators made a deep run into the Stanley Cup Playoffs but still struggled to sell out the arena during those games.

Staples Center Basketball Seating Chart - Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers

The Staples Center, located in the heart of Los Angeles, is one of the busiest arenas in North America and is the only arena to host three professional teams under the same roof; the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA), Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) and Los Angeles Kings (NHL). The Staples Center has been home to the three teams since 1999 when it first opened. With the Staples Center hosting so many events each year, we wanted to dissect the Staples Center seating chart to give fans a better idea about the sections and arena’s layout before purchasing tickets. We’ll start with the coveted courtside seats for basketball games.

Future Site of the Las Vegas Raiders Stadium

Both Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California have NFL stadiums that are due to open at the beginning of the 2020 NFL season. The Los Angeles stadium was originally slated to open in 2019 and will be home to both the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers. However, the NFL, Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke and his ownership group delayed the stadium’s open date due to the site flooding earlier this year. It appears as if the Oakland Raiders could find themselves in the same spot with a flood-control channel underneath the stadium site that needs to be relocated.

The Air Canada Centre, Home of the Toronto Raptors 

Canadian banking giant Scotiabank has purchased the naming rights to Toronto’s Air Canada Centre; home of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors and NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs. The deal is reportedly worth $800 million over 20 years or $40 million per season.  The agreement is the largest naming rights agreement in NHL history. Barclays, another multinational bank, pays a similar price for the naming rights to the Barclays Center, home of the New York Islanders.

Petco Park, Home of the San Diego Padres

With Ticketmaster (Live Nation Entertainment) holding a virtual monopoly on the primary ticket market in the United States, Reuters is now reporting that Amazon Inc. is considering entering the event and ticketing industry. Ticketmaster has received plenty of negative feedback over the years with it’s excessive fees that get tacked on to each purchase. Amazon has stated that those fees would be included in their ticket prices with no surprise fees upon checkout. Amazon has already shown traction in the ticketing industry for select events in Great Britain with their brand Amazon Tickets.

Standing Room Only area at the Golden 1 Center, Home of the Sacramento Kings 

For only $15 per home game or $645 per season, Sacramento Kings fans will be able to become season ticket holders by purchasing the new Standing Room Season Pass. The pass allows fans to view the game from any of the standing room only area inside the Golden 1 Center. Fans will be able to watch games from the Junction by Bud Light (adjacent to Sierra Nevada Draught House) which offers high top tables and stools. For two home games each season, Standing Room Season Pass holders will be automatically upgraded to lower level seats.

American Airlines Center, Home of the Dallas Mavericks and Stars

The American Airlines Center, home of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and NHL’s Dallas Stars, will continue to roll out it’s premium seating options for fans with the addition of “The Lofts”. The arena already has implemented similar premium seating options in the past with the Service King Lounge Theatre Boxes and CyrusOne Club Loge Boxes. Like the other theatre-style boxes, The Lofts will be seen as the perfect opportunity for small to medium sized businesses in the Dallas area to entertain important clients and business contacts.

Metlife Stadium Seating Chart

Metlife Stadium has been home to the New York Giants and New York Jets since 2010 and is the largest stadium in the National Football League. At the moment, it is the only stadium in the NFL that is home to two teams. Los Angeles will become home to the second stadium to host two teams (Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers) when their new stadium opens in 2020.

Empty Seats at SunTrust Park, Home of the Atlanta Braves 

Nathan Hubbard, former CEO of Ticketmaster and a contributor for The Ringer, recently wrote an interesting article detailing the end of sports fans purchasing season tickets for their favorite team. Hubbard, a former season ticket holder of both the Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Redskins found out just how hard it can be to unload tickets on the secondary ticket market privately. More than half way through the article, you finally catch on to what Hubbard is revealing.

Globe Life Park, Home of the Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers and Globe Life Insurance have extended their naming rights agreement through the 2048 MLB season. When 2048 rolls around, the agreement will have become one of the longest running naming rights agreements in professional sports history. The Texas Rangers will begin playing at their new home ballpark in 2020 and the stadium will be called Globe Life Field.

Ybor City in Tampa Bay, Florida

Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan has all but confirmed the Channel District-Ybor City area as the future site of the Tampa Bay Rays’ home stadium. At the moment, the county is trying to acquire the land from multiple landowners which has been the largest obstacle. The next biggest obstacle is how the team will fund the stadium’s construction while not relying too heavily on the local taxpayers for the revenue.

University of Phoenix Stadium, Home of the Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals are implementing two phases of upgrades to University of Phoenix Stadium to ensure that their fans continue to receive the ultimate NFL experience on Sundays. The most recent upgrades were made to the club area of the stadium; a $28 million venture.

Chase Field Infield, Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Maricopa County Stadium District are going to arbitration over which party is responsible for the $187 million in needed repairs at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix. A Maricopa County judge has ruled in favor of the county after the Arizona Diamondbacks filed a lawsuit against them over the unfunded repairs. The case will now be sent to an independent panel that will handle the matter privately.

View of the Playing Field from the Upper Level of Suntrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia

When we first heard that the Atlanta Braves were lobbying for a brand new stadium a few years back, we laughed. Turner Field wasn’t even 20 years old although it was widely considered a less than stellar ballpark compared to the rest of the league. This weekend our staff was excited to visit and review Suntrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, during the stadium’s inaugural season. The Braves were hosting the Cincinnati Reds.

The Forum in Inglewood, California 

With the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers moving into a $2 billion stadium in Inglewood in three years, the Los Angeles Clippers are also interested in building a new arena in the same area. Two months ago, Inglewood, California’s city council approved of a three-year negotiation period between the city and the Los Angeles Clippers in regards to constructing the arena. In fact, the Clippers paid a $1.5 million deposit to cover expenses during the negotiation period. That same city council is now pondering a vote that would shrink the plot of land that the Los Angeles Clippers would be able to build on after push back from area residents.