In The Know: Golden 1 Center 8/19/26

Golden 1 Center Brings Big Acts
Sacramento Kings President Chris Granger announced in May that Sir Paul McCartney would be the first to take the stage at Golden 1 Center.

Since then the new venue – set to open this October – has attracted some of entertainment’s biggest shows, including Maroon 5, Cirque du Soliel, UFC, the WWE and more.

Poised to be the most sustainable and technologically savvy arenas in the world, the community can expect great things.

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“If You Don’t Like That, You Don’t Like Kings Basketball”
The 2016-17 NBA regular season schedule was recently announced, and the Sacramento Kings will take on the San Antonio Spurs in their Golden 1 Center debut on October 27.

With the help of the Front Street Animal Shelter, the team rallied some of the cutest pups in the city to break it down for fans.

The squad will have 18 sets of back-to-backs this season, San Antonio being the first one. According to ESPN, the team’s schedule is ranked sixth toughest in the league, largely due to the back-to-back contests.

Kings season tickets and half-season packages have sold out for 2016-17, but single-game tickets for matchups in Golden 1 Center will go on sale in September.

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Chefs In The House
Golden 1 Center’s main kitchen is now up and running! Executive Chef Michael Tuohy, Executive Sous Chef Santana Diaz, Sous Chef Steve Gibanov and Lead Cook Robert Sakado fired up the kitchen for the first time on Wednesday, testing all appliances and cooking up some of the dishes fans can expect to see in Golden 1 Center.

From the classic hotdog and fries to porchetta and kale salads, Golden 1 Center will offer a variety of dishes in its clubs and concessions.

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Let’s Talk Parking
Earlier this week Kings season ticket members were given the opportunity to purchase parking spots for the 2016-17 season.

“This is phase one (of) a longer process. We’re being deliberate,” Chris Granger told The Sacramento Bee’s Tony Bizjak. The organization began with high-priced ticket members and will be rolling out parking options for lower-priced packages as the building gets closer to opening.

Season ticket members aren’t the only ones who can benefit from a guaranteed spot on game nights. The Kings have also introduced a prepaid parking system designed to secure fans a spot at a lower cost, reports KCRA’s Tom Miller.

While the app that will allow people to do this is still in the beta testing stage, it is expected to roll out some time in September.

Closer Look At Construction
With less than two months until Golden 1 Center’s opening, take a look at some of the interior details throughout the building in this week’s photo gallery.

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