Directions and Parking
Golden 1 Center -- home of the Sacramento Kings -- is located at 500 David J Stern Walk and is accessible by a variety of travel modes including public transit (bus and light rail), walking, bicycling, and driving. Additionally, limousines, charter buses, Paratransit, rideshare companies like Uber, and taxis will be accessible to guests. Pedestrian walkways to the arena and public plaza are available via 5th & J Street, 7th & K Street, and 5th & L Street.
On non-event days, public parking is available at Downtown Commons West Garage (3rd & L Street) for those visiting Sacramento Kings Team Store, Box Office or taking a tour. Guests to the arena should enter through the Media Entrance on 5th & J Street and check-in with security for access.
We recommend purchasing pre-paid parking passes online for both Golden 1 Center events and Kings games through the City of Sacramento via the SacPark website. Parking garages associated with Golden 1 Center are scheduled to open two (2) hours prior to the start of the event or tipoff.
Sit back, relax and let SacRT do the driving. With multiple light rail stations within a block of the arena, SacRT is your family-friendly way to get to Golden 1 Center events and Kings games. Click here for information on light rail and bus transportation to and from Golden 1 Center. Don’t forget to download SacRT’s new mobile fare app, ZipPass, from the App Store or Google Play. Pre-purchase, store, and activate tickets and passes directly from your smartphone. One click and you are ready to ride!
Bike rack locations in the surrounding area can be viewed on the map, while bike valet service is available at Cesar Chavez Park for Kings home games and select events.
Ride Share Pick-Up and Drop-Off
Drop-off locations for Golden 1 Center events and Sacramento Kings games are located:
- On the east side of 4th between L Street and Capitol Mall
- On the north side of J Street between 3rd and 5th Street
- On I Street between 7th and 8th Street
Accessible ADA pick-up and drop-off is available on 4th & J between the Fruit Building and Downtown Commons.
Q: What parking locations are available for purchase via SacPark? What parking locations are not available for purchase via SacPark?
A: This information, including prices, space availability, and directions are available via the SacPark website.
Q: How will I get from the parking structure to the arena?
A: Pedestrian walkways to Golden 1 Center are available via 5th & J Street, 7th & K Street, and 5th & L Street.
Q. How will the parking passes be delivered?
A. Physically printed parking passes will not be distributed. Print at home or mobile parking passes can be accessed via the SacPark website by logging in with account information.
Q. Will there be an opportunity to reserve a specific spot or floor of a garage, or is it all General Admission?
A. Parking spaces are not assigned but first-come, first-served. Ability to pre-purchase for specific parking garages is subject to availability and is not guaranteed.
Q. What times/hours are the passes eligible for?
A. Flat rate pricing begins two (2) hours prior to a Golden 1 Center event up to the end of the event. Pre-purchased passes will be allowed into a garage two (2) hours prior to and good until two (2) hours after the event.
Q. What safety measures will be in place for the fans walking to and from the parking lots?
A. The safety of our fans is of utmost importance. Security officers, downtown guides, city personnel, and city police will all be a part of our overall Golden 1 Center security plan both on fan ingress and egress.
Q. Will any sort of shuttle service be available from more distant parking lots?
A. Shuttle service will not be available from the downtown garages.
Q. Will tailgating be allowed?
A. Tailgating is not allowed in any city parking garages.
Q. What if someone has a pass in a downtown lot for work? Can they stay, do they need to exit and re-enter?
A. In city garages, monthly customers can stay in their respective parking structures without an additional fee for Golden 1 Center events. Contact the garage operator for more information.
Q. What are the details on street parking/meter prices?
A. Please visit the SacPark website for information on street and meter parking.
Q. Who do I call if I have questions about parking and the SacPark website?
A. Help with SacPark is available through the City of Sacramento by calling (916) 264-5011.