# Owned and operated by the City of Seattle.
Sports - Basketball
# 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.