Climate Pledge Arena

Seattle, United States

Climate Pledge Arena

Climate Pledge Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Seattle, Washington. It is located north of downtown Seattle in the 74-acre (30 ha) entertainment complex known as Seattle Center, the site of the 1962 World's Fair. Originally developed for the exposition, it was bought and converted by the city of Seattle afterwards for entertainment purposes such as concerts, ice shows, circuses, and sporting events. The arena is currently undergoing redevelopment work at an estimated cost of $1.15B; it is expected to open in October 2021 with a capacity of 17,100 for ice hockey and 18,100 for basketball.

Prior to its closure for renovation in October 2018, the arena was home to the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), the Seattle University Redhawks men's basketball team, and the Rat City Roller Derby league of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association. It also played host to the Pac-12 Conference's women's basketball tournament. Upon the conclusion of redevelopment, it will host the Seattle Kraken, a National Hockey League (NHL) expansion team that will begin play in the 2021–22 season. The Storm and the Redhawks are expected to return as co-tenants when the arena reopens.

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