Golden 1 Center, Sacramento Kings Selected to Host CIF State Basketball Championships Through 2021

Today, the CIF Executive Committee has once again selected the Sacramento Kings and the state-of-the-art Golden 1 Center to host the CIF State Boys and Girls Basketball Championships. After winning the opportunity to host the championships for two years, beginning with Golden 1 Center’s inaugural season, the world-class sports and entertainment facility in the heart of Downtown Sacramento will continue to welcome student-athletes, their families and fans, educators, and basketball fans for years to come. 

“The CIF is grateful to the Kings organization for their continued support of education-based athletics,” said CIF Executive Director Roger L. Blake. “Golden 1 Center is a world-class facility, providing many memorable moments for all those involved in the CIF State Basketball Championships.”

The Kings organization has long supported student-athletes in Sacramento and through the CIF Championships. At Golden 1 Center and the team’s previous venues, the organization has hosted twenty state finals. 

Throughout the year, local teams seize the opportunity to play at Golden 1 Center – Sports Business Journal’s 2017 Sports Facility of the Year – throughout the year part of the High School Basketball Program. For more information, visit

“Hosting the student-athletes who will become future stars on- and off-the-court is an incredible honor that we take very seriously,” said Sacramento Kings President of Business Operations John Rinehart. “We’re excited to welcome basketball fans around the state to Sacramento for a fantastic weekend full of excitement and entertainment.”

Tickets for the 2018 Championships on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 will go on sale today, March 5 beginning at 10 a.m. Fans can purchase online at or at the arena box office.

Golden 1 Center is the world’s most technologically advanced and sustainable arena. Student-athletes and coaches will be treated to the NBA’s newest accommodations, while fans in the stands enjoy the most progressive “Farm-to-Court” dining program in the league. Combined with the surrounding entertainment and dining options at Downtown Commons, lodging at the Sawyer Hotel and throughout downtown, visitors will thoroughly enjoy their stay in Sacramento.

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