Arco Arena (Sleep Train Arena currently) was the home of the Sacramento Kings for 28 seasons The building is slated for demolition within the next twelve months, and the Sacramento Kings have scheduled an event to send the arena off. Saturday, March 19th will be a day to visit the arena, take photos, meet special guests and write a farewell in the arena (which will be included in the redevelopment construction). There will also be a DJ, food trucks and opportunities for fans to get complimentary memorabilia. The event is free to the public and will take place from 2:00pm - 6:00pm.
Sacramento Kings owner, Vivek Ranadivé, had this to say:
“As we close the final chapter of the arena in Natomas, we welcome fans to pay one last visit to the old barn. That arena was widely known as the loudest place to play in the NBA, and the memories created there will last forever because one thing that remains consistent is the passion and devotion of our fans.”
The land is owned by the Sacramento Kings and the team is donating 35 acres for an upcoming hospital site. An additional 12 acres of land was purchased by the Natomas School District to build a school. You can take a look at the proposed hospital below: