# Owned and operated by the City of Seattle.
# Opened: Construction began June 16, 1994. Doors opened on October 26, 1995.
# First Sonics Game: November 4, 1995, vs. the Los Angeles Lakers.
# Seating capacity for basketball: 17,072
# Location: Sits on the campus of the Seattle Center, a 74-acre entertainment complex located on the north side of downtown Seattle.
# Dimensions: 400,000 square feet. Exterior: 360 feet by 360 feet. Height: 135 feet.
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@ 2005-07-14 18:44:07
The Key Arena was built for the 1962 Worlds Fair and designed by architect, Paul Thiry. The building was remodeled in 1994. It was one of the first public give-a-ways to professional sports teams.

The Official Guide Book to the Seattle World's Fair describes the Coliseum: "In the shape of a hyperbolic paraboloid, it has no interior roof supports. Four massive reinforced concrete abutments support the building's roof, which is 110 feet or 11 stories high. The aluminum-paneled roof is supported by steel compression trusses and nearly six miles of steel tension cables