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The following list includes all current and former arenas used by current and defunct teams playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Other information included in this list are arena locations, seating capacities, years opened and in use.

The Palace of Auburn Hillsmarker in Detroitmarker has the highest capacity of any current NBA arena and has had over 200 straight sellouts. The Wachovia Centermarker in Philadelphiamarker has the second highest capacity of any current NBA arena.




Current and former arenas by team

Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City Ref.
Boston Celtics TD Gardenmarker
TD Banknorth Garden (2005–2009)
FleetCenter (1995–2005)
Shawmut Center (1995)


1995–present 18,624 1995 Boston, Massachusettsmarker
Hartford Civic Centermarker
XL Center (2007–present)
1975–1995
(occasionally for home games)
16,294 1975 Hartford, Connecticutmarker
Boston Gardenmarker
Boston Madison Square Garden (1928)
1946–1995 14,448 1928 Boston, Massachusettsmarker
Boston Arenamarker
Matthews Arena (1979–present)
1946–1947
(partial schedule)
5,900 1910
New Jersey Nets
New York Nets
New Jersey Americans

Izod Centermarker
Continental Airlines Arena (1996–2007)
Brendan Byrne Arena (1981–1996)

1981–present ~19,990 1981 East Rutherford, New Jerseymarker
Rutgers Athletic Centermarker
Louis Brown Athletic Center (1986–present)
1977–1981 8,000 1977 Piscataway, New Jerseymarker
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseummarker 1972–1977 15,000 1972 Uniondale, New Yorkmarker
Island Garden 1969–1972 less than 5,000 1956 West Hempstead, New Yorkmarker
Long Island Arenamarker
Commack Arena
1968–1969 6,000 1957 Commack, New Yorkmarker
Teaneck Armorymarker 1967–1968 5,500 1936 Teaneck, New Jerseymarker
New York Knicks Madison Square Garden marker 1968–present 19,763 1968 New York City, New Yorkmarker
Madison Square Garden marker 1946–1968 16,000 1925
69th Regiment Armorymarker 1946–1960
(partial schedule)
5000 1906
Philadelphia 76ers
Syracuse Nationals
Wachovia Centermarker
First Union Center (1998–2003)
CoreStates Center (1996–1998)

1996–present 21,600 1996 Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamarker
The Spectrummarker
Wachovia Spectrum (2003–present)
First Union Spectrum (1998–2003)
CoreStates Spectrum (1994–1998)


1967–1996 17,380 1967
Municipal Auditoriummarker 1963–1967 12,000 1930
Philadelphia Arenamarker 7,000 1920
Onondaga War Memorialmarker 1951–1963 6,230 1951 Syracuse, New Yorkmarker
State Fair Coliseummarker 1949–1951 7,500 1927
Toronto Raptors Air Canada Centremarker 1999–present 19,800 1999 Toronto, Ontariomarker
Rogers Centremarker
SkyDome (1989–2005)
1995–1999 28,708 1989
Maple Leaf Gardensmarker 1995–1999
(occasionally for home games)
17,000 1931
Copps Coliseummarker 1995–1999
(occasionally for home games)
18,800 1985 Hamilton, Ontariomarker
Southeast Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City Ref.
Atlanta Hawks
St.

Louis Hawks
Milwaukee Hawks
Tri-Cities Blackhawks


Philips Arenamarker 1999–present 18,750 1999 Atlanta, Georgiamarker
Georgia Domemarker 1997–1999 71,228 1992
Omni Coliseummarker 1972–1997 15,278 1972
Alexander Memorial Coliseummarker
Alexander Memorial Coliseum at McDonalds Center (1996–2005)
1997–1999
1968–1972
9,191 1956
Kiel Auditoriummarker 1955–1968 9,300 1934 St. Louis, Missourimarker
St. Louis Arenamarker
The Checkerdome (1977–1983)
1955–1968
(partial schedule)
20,000 1929
Milwaukee Arenamarker
U.S.

Cellular Arena (2000–present)
Wisconsin Center Arena (1998–2000)
MECCA Arena (1974–1995)


1951–1955 10,783 1950 Milwaukee, Wisconsinmarker
Wharton Field Housemarker 1946–1951 6,000 1928 Moline, Illinoismarker
Charlotte Bobcats Time Warner Cable Arenamarker (2008–present)
Charlotte Bobcats Arena (2005–2008)
2005–present 19,000 2005 Charlotte, North Carolinamarker
Charlotte Coliseummarker 2004–2005 24,042 1988
Miami Heat AmericanAirlines Arenamarker 2000–present 19,600 1999 Miami, Floridamarker
Miami Arenamarker 1988–1999 16,640 1988
Orlando Magic Amway Arenamarker
The Arena in Orlando (2006)
TD Waterhouse Centre (1999–2006)
Orlando Arena (1989–present)


1989–present 17,248 1989 Orlando, Floridamarker
Washington Wizards
Washington Bullets
Capital Bullets
Baltimore Bullets
Chicago Zephyrs
Chicago Packers




Verizon Centermarker
MCI Center (1997–2006)
1997–present 20,173 1997 Washington, D.C.marker
US Airways Arenamarker
Capital Centre (1973–1993, 1996–present)
1973–1997 18,756 1973 Landover, Marylandmarker
Baltimore Civic Centermarker
Mariner Arena (2003–present)
Baltimore Arena (1986–2003)

1963–1973 11,271 1962 Baltimore, Marylandmarker
Chicago Coliseummarker 1962–1963 7,000 1899 Chicago, Illinoismarker
International Amphitheatremarker 1961–1962 9,000 1934
Central Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City Ref.
Chicago Bulls United Centermarker 1994–present 20,917 (formerly 21,711) 1994 Chicago, Illinoismarker
Chicago Stadiummarker 1967–1994 17,317 1929
International Amphitheatremarker 1966–1967 9,000 1934
Cleveland Cavaliers Quicken Loans Arenamarker
Gund Arena (1994–2006)
1994–present 20,562 1994 Cleveland, Ohiomarker
Coliseum at Richfieldmarker 1974–1994 20,273 1974 Richfield, Ohiomarker
Cleveland Arenamarker 1970–1974 10,000 1937 Cleveland, Ohiomarker
Detroit Pistons
Fort Wayne (Zollner) Pistons
The Palace of Auburn Hillsmarker 1988–present 22,076 1988 Auburn Hills, Michiganmarker
Pontiac Silverdomemarker
Pontiac Metropolitan Stadium (1975)
1978–1988 80,311 1975 Pontiac, Michiganmarker
Cobo Arena 1961–1978 12,191 1960 Detroit, Michiganmarker
Detroit Olympiamarker 1957–1961 15,000 1927
War Memorial Coliseummarker 1952–1957 13,000 1952 Fort Wayne, Indianamarker
North Side High School Gymmarker 1948–1952 3,000 1927
Indiana Pacers Conseco Fieldhousemarker 1999–present 18,345 1999 Indianapolis, Indianamarker
Market Square Arenamarker 1974–1999 16,530 1974
Indiana State Fair Coliseummarker
Pepsi Coliseum
1967–1974 10,000 1939
Milwaukee Bucks Bradley Centermarker 1988–present 18,717 1988 Milwaukee, Wisconsinmarker
MECCA Arenamarker (1974–1995)
U.S.

Cellular Arena (2000–present)
Wisconsin Center Arena (1998–2000)
Milwaukee Arena (1968–1974, 1995–1998)


1968–1988 10,783 1950


Western Conference



Western Conference
Southwest Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City Ref.
Dallas Mavericks American Airlines Centermarker 2001–present 19,200 2001 Dallas, Texasmarker
Reunion Arenamarker 1980–2001 17,293 1980
Houston Rockets
San Diego Rockets
Toyota Centermarker 2003–present 18,370 2003 Houston, Texasmarker
The Summitmarker
Compaq Center (1998–2003)
Lakewood Churchmarker Central Campus (2003–present)

1975–2003 16,285 1975
Hofheinz Pavilionmarker 1971–1975 10,000 1969
San Diego Sports Arenamarker
iPayOne Center (2005–2007)
1967–1971 14,500 1966 San Diego, Californiamarker
Memphis Grizzlies
Vancouver Grizzlies
FedExForummarker 2004–present 18,165 2004 Memphis, Tennesseemarker
Pyramid Arenamarker 2001–2004 21,000 1991
General Motors Placemarker 1995–2001 19,193 1995 Vancouver, British Columbiamarker
New Orleans Hornets
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
Charlotte Hornets

New Orleans Arenamarker 2002–present
(2005–2007 partial schedule)
18,000 1999 New Orleans, Louisianamarker
Ford Centermarker 2005–2007 (bulk of schedule) 19,599 2002 Oklahoma City, Oklahomamarker
Charlotte Coliseummarker 1988–2002 24,042 1988 Charlotte, North Carolinamarker
San Antonio Spurs
Texas Chaparrals
Dallas Chaparrals

AT&T Centermarker
SBC Center (2002–2006)
2002–present 18,797 2002 San Antonio, Texasmarker
Alamodomemarker 1993–2002 36,500 1993
HemisFair Arenamarker 1973–1993 16,000 1968
Moody Coliseummarker 1967–1973 8,998 1956 University Park, Texasmarker
Dallas Memorial Auditoriummarker
Dallas Memorial Auditorium (1957–1975)
1967–1973 9,815 1957 Dallas, Texasmarker
Northwest Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City Ref.
Denver Nuggets
Denver Rockets
Pepsi Centermarker 1999–present 19,309 1999 Denver, Coloradomarker
McNichols Sports Arenamarker 1975–1999 17,171 1975
Denver Arena Auditoriummarker 1967–1975 6,841 1908
Denver Coliseummarker 1967–1970
(partial schedule)
9,000 1950
Minnesota Timberwolves Target Centermarker 1990–present 20,500 1990 Minneapolis, Minnesotamarker
Hubert H.marker Humphrey Metrodomemarker 1989–1990 50,000 1982
Oklahoma City Thunder
Seattle SuperSonics
Ford Centermarker 2008–present 19,599 2002 Oklahoma City, Oklahomamarker
KeyArena at Seattle Centermarker
Seattle Center Coliseum (1962–1994)
1995–2007
1985–1994
1967–1978

17,072 1994
1962
Seattle, Washingtonmarker
Tacoma Domemarker 1994–1995 8,500 1983 Tacoma, Washingtonmarker
Kingdomemarker 1978–1985 59,166 1976 Seattle, Washingtonmarker
Portland Trail Blazers Rose Garden Arenamarker 1995–present 19,980 1995 Portland, Oregonmarker
Memorial Coliseummarker 1970–1995 12,888 1960
Utah Jazz
New Orleans Jazz
EnergySolutions Arenamarker
Delta Center (1991–2006)
1991–present 19,991 1991 Salt Lake City, Utahmarker
Salt Palacemarker 1979–1991 12,000 1969
Louisiana Superdomemarker 1975–1979 55,675 1975 New Orleans, Louisianamarker
Loyola Field House 1974–1975
(partial schedule)
6,500 1950
Municipal Auditoriummarker 1974–1975 7,853 1934
Pacific Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City Ref.
Golden State Warriors
San Francisco Warriors
Philadelphia Warriors

Oracle Arenamarker
Oakland Arena (2005–2006)
The Arena in Oakland (1997–2004)
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena (1966–1996)


1997–present
1971–1996
1966–1967

19,596 1966 Oakland, Californiamarker
San Jose Arenamarker
Compaq Center at San Jose (2001–2002)
HP Pavilion at San Jose (2002–present)

1996–1997 18,500 1993 San Jose, Californiamarker
USF War Memorial Gymnasiummarker 1964–1966 5,300 1958 San Francisco, Californiamarker
San Francisco Civic Auditoriummarker
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
1964–1967 7,000 1915
Cow Palacemarker 1966–1971
1962–1964
12,953 1941 Daly City, Californiamarker
Municipal Auditoriummarker 1952–1963
(partial schedule 1952–1957)
12,000 1930 Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamarker
Philadelphia Arenamarker 1946–1962 (partial schedule 1952–1957) 7,000 1920
Los Angeles Clippers
San Diego Clippers
Buffalo Braves

Staples Centermarker 1999–present 19,060 1999 Los Angeles, Californiamarker
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arenamarker 1985–1999 16,161 1959
San Diego Sports Arenamarker
iPayOne Center (2005–2007)
1978–1985 14,500 1966 San Diego, Californiamarker
Maple Leaf Gardensmarker 1971–1975
(16 home games)
15,000 1931 Toronto, Ontariomarker
Buffalo Memorial Auditoriummarker 1970–1978 15,280 1940 Buffalo, New Yorkmarker
Los Angeles Lakers
Minneapolis Lakers
Detroit Gems

Staples Centermarker 1999–present 18,997 1999 Los Angeles, Californiamarker
Great Western Forummarker
The Forum (2003–present, 1967–1988)
1967–1999 18,000 1967 Inglewood, Californiamarker
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arenamarker 1960–1967 16,161 1959 Los Angeles, Californiamarker
Long Beach Arenamarker 1967
(when locked out of Sports Arena)
13,609 1962 Long Beach, Californiamarker
Minneapolis Armorymarker 1959–1960
(partial schedule)
10,000 1936 Minneapolis, Minnesotamarker
Minneapolis Auditoriummarker 1947–1959 10,000 1927
Unknown 1946 Unknown Unknown Detroit, Michiganmarker
Phoenix Suns US Airways Centermarker
America West Arena (1992–2006)
1992–present 18,422 1992 Phoenix, Arizonamarker
Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseummarker 1968–1992 14,870 1965
Sacramento Kings
Kansas City Kings
Kansas City-Omaha Kings
Cincinnati Royals
Rochester Royals



ARCO Arena marker 1988–present 17,317 1988 Sacramento, Californiamarker
ARCO Arena marker
Sacramento Sports Arena
1985–1988 10,333 1985
Kemper Arenamarker 1974–1985 19,500 1974 Kansas City, Missourimarker
Omaha Civic Auditoriummarker 1972–1978
(partial schedule)
9,300 1954 Omaha, Nebraskamarker
Municipal Auditoriummarker 1972–1974 9,287 1936 Kansas City, Missourimarker
Cincinnati Gardensmarker 1957–1972 11,000 1949 Cincinnati, Ohiomarker
Rochester Community War Memorialmarker 1955–1957 12,428 1955 Rochester, New Yorkmarker
Edgerton Park Arena 1945–1955 4,200 Unknown


Defunct teams

Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City Ref.
Anderson Packers
(1946–1950; 1949–1950 in NBA)
The Wigwammarker 1949–1950 8,996 1925 Anderson, Indianamarker
Baltimore Bullets
(1944–1954)
Baltimore Coliseummarker 1944–1954 4,500 1930 Baltimore, Marylandmarker
Chicago Stags
(1946–1950)
Chicago Stadiummarker 1946–1950 17,317 1929 Chicago, Illinoismarker
Cleveland Rebels
(1946–1947)
Cleveland Arenamarker 1946–1947 10,000 1937 Cleveland, Ohiomarker
Denver Nuggets
(1948–1950)
Auditorium Arena 1948–1950 12,000 1908 Denver, Coloradomarker
Detroit Falcons
(1946–1947)
Detroit Olympiamarker 1946–1947 Unknown Unknown Detroit, Michiganmarker
Indianapolis Jets
Indianapolis Kautskys
(1948–1949)

Hinkle Fieldhousemarker 1948–1949 15,000 1928 Indianapolis, Indianamarker
Indianapolis Olympians
(1949–1953)
Hinkle Fieldhousemarker 1949–1953 15,000 1928 Indianapolis, Indianamarker
Pittsburgh Ironmen
(1946–1947)
Duquesne Gardensmarker 1946–1947 6,500 1890 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniamarker
Providence Steamrollers
(1946–1949)
Rhode Island Auditoriummarker 1946–1949 5,300 1926 Providence, Rhode Islandmarker
Sheboygan Redskins
Enzo Jels
(1938–1951)

Sheboygan Municipal Auditorium and Armorymarker 1942–1951 3,500 1942 Sheboygan, Wisconsinmarker
Eagle Auditorium 1938–1942 1,200 Unknown
St. Louis Bombers
(1946–1950)
St. Louis Arenamarker
The Checkerdome (1977–1983)
1946–1950 15,000 1929 St. Louis, Missourimarker
Toronto Huskies
(1946–1947)
Maple Leaf Gardensmarker 1946–1947 15,000 1931 Toronto, Ontariomarker
Washington Capitols
(1946–1951)
Uline Arenamarker
Washington Coliseum (1959–present)
1946–1951 7,000 1941 Washington, D.C.marker
Waterloo Hawks
(1948–1951)
McElroy Auditoriummarker 1948–1951 5,155 1936 Waterloo, Iowamarker


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