Since Golden 1 Center’s grand opening, the arena has marked many milestones and achievements. With glowing features from news outlets like Wired and Sports Illustrated, it has also received praise around the country for pushing boundaries within the industry.
Not only has Golden 1 Center excelled technologically, but a recent article by Comcast SportsNet Bay Area highlights the impact the new arena is making in the community as well. Contributing to CSN Bay Area, former NFL, MLB and NBA executive Andy Dolich spoke to a fellow colleague with first-hand knowledge of Sacramento, who offered his take on what Golden 1 Center means to the city.
“What is so striking about the new Golden 1 Center in downtown is its inclusiveness. When you are outside the building you are included into the setting by huge and welcoming floor-to-ceiling doors that allow you to see into the arena from the spacious outside concourse. While outside you can enjoy the event, be it a game or a concert, on the large 4K screens that can be seen from outside the entrance. Once inside, you are drawn into the action before you even arrive at your seat by the openness of the interior concourse that runs around the arena. At no time are you blocked from the action. You have a clear view of the entire arena from above as you head toward your seat or to a concession area.
“It will also serve as a re-birth for the downtown community. K Street, also known as The Kay, is vibrant with new development that includes restaurants and entertainment. The development is spreading like a wave throughout the downtown area with new livable dwellings, hotels and retail that will further improve downtown. The number of cranes overhead and construction sites around show just how valuable the new Golden 1 Center will be to the area.”
Restaurants located a stone’s throw away from the arena such as Sauced and Punch Bowl Social will be the first of many exciting openings downtown.
Read more from CSN Bay Area here.