Climate Pledge Arena

Climate Pledge Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is located north of Downtown Seattle in the 74-acre entertainment complex known as Seattle Center, the site of the 1962 World’s Fair, for which it was originally developed. It’s the home venue for the Seattle Kraken of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Seattle Storm of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).

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Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA
Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA

Climate Pledge Arena was under construction in Seattle, Washington. It’s the home venue for the Seattle Kraken of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Seattle Storm of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Here’s the information available up to that point:

  • History and Location: Climate Pledge Arena, formerly known as KeyArena, is situated in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood, at Seattle Center which was the site of the 1962 World’s Fair.
  • Renovation: In 2018, the Oak View Group, led by CEO Tim Leiweke, reached an agreement with the city of Seattle to renovate the arena. The renovated arena was built beneath the existing roof, which was a part of the historical landmark and was preserved due to its cultural significance. The renovations were expected to significantly expand the size of the venue.
  • Naming: In June 2020, Amazon acquired the naming rights to the arena and named it Climate Pledge Arena as a symbol of the company’s “The Climate Pledge,” committing to be net zero carbon by 2040. The name also is part of a broader effort to bring public attention to climate change.
  • Sustainability Features: Climate Pledge Arena was designed to be one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable sports and concert venues in the world. Plans for the arena included a zero-waste program aiming for the majority of waste to be composted or recycled, rainwater harvesting to create the “greenest ice in the NHL,” and solar panels on the roof to generate power. The building was also planned to use reclaimed heat to warm the building and reduce energy usage. Furthermore, all operations and events at the arena were planned to be powered with 100% renewable electricity.
  • Sports Teams: The Seattle Kraken, an expansion team that joined the NHL in the 2021–22 season, are the primary tenants. The Seattle Storm of the WNBA also plays at the arena.

If you need more current information about Climate Pledge Arena, I’d recommend checking the official website or the latest news updates.

Climate Pledge Arena Best Seats

Climate Pledge Arena Seating Chart
Climate Pledge Arena Seating Chart

Choosing the best seats at Climate Pledge Arena, or any venue, can depend on the type of event you’re attending and your personal preferences. However, here are some general tips based on traditional sports and concert venue layouts:

  1. For Hockey/Basketball Games: Generally, lower-level seats (100 sections) provide the most immersive experience, allowing you to feel closer to the action. Some fans prefer to sit at the center court or center ice (sections 106-107 and 118-119, approximately) for a balanced view. Others prefer sitting behind the goals or baskets to see plays develop. If you’re a hockey fan, keep in mind that the team benches are typically located in front of sections 107-108 and the penalty box is in front of 118-119.
  2. For Concerts: The “best” seats for concerts can be highly dependent on the specific stage setup, which can change based on the performer. Typically, floor seats or lower-level seats close to the stage provide the closest view of the performers, though they don’t always offer the best sound quality. Lower-level seats or club seats a bit further back or to the side of the stage often offer a balance of good sight lines and better sound quality.
  3. Club Seats: Club seating often provides additional amenities, such as in-seat food and beverage service, access to exclusive lounges, and more comfortable seating. These can often provide a more premium experience, and they are typically located in the middle sections of the arena for optimal views.
  4. Upper Level: Don’t discount the upper level (200 and 300 sections)! The view is further away, but you can often see the entire court or ice, and these seats can be significantly more affordable.

Remember that the best seat is subjective and depends on what you’re looking to get out of your experience! The Seattle-WA.Events website or ticketing platform should have a seating chart you can refer to when selecting your seats. Always check the view from the section you’re considering if possible, as certain seats may have obstructions or other factors influencing their desirability.

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