NBA which is the men’s professional basketball competition originated in America. NBA which was known as BAA at the beginning when it started the journey in 1946. The name was changed to National Basketball Association or NBA in 3rd August 1949. Earlier, they started the competition with just 11 franchise teams. Later, it was expanded a couple of times and at present, the total franchise teams are 30. Among them, 29 teams are from USA and 1 team is from Canada. The teams are divided into two different Conferences as well as six different Divisions. Today we would like to talk about NBA Hosting Arenas 2018/19 & seat capacity. Let’s take a look below the details of the hosting grounds.
NBA Hosting Arenas 2018/19
|1.||Boston Celtics||Eastern||TD Garden||18,624||Atlantic|
|2.||Brooklyn Nets||Eastern||Barclays Center||17,732||Atlantic|
|3.||New York Knicks||Eastern||Madison Square Garden||19,812||Atlantic|
|4.||Philadelphia 76ers||Eastern||Wells Fargo Center||21,600||Atlantic|
|5.||Toronto Raptors||Eastern||Scotiabank Arena||19,800||Atlantic|
|6.||Chicago Bulls||Eastern||United Center||20,917||Central|
|7.||Cleveland Cavaliers||Eastern||Quicken Loans Arena||20,562||Central|
|8.||Detroit Pistons||Eastern||Little Caesars Arena||20,491||Central|
|9.||Indiana Pacers||Eastern||Bankers Life Fieldhouse||17,923||Central|
|10.||Milwaukee Bucks||Eastern||Fiserv Forum||18,717||Central|
|11.||Atlanta Hawks||Eastern||State Farm Arena||15,711||Southeast|
|12.||Charlotte Hornets||Eastern||Spectrum Center||19,077||Southeast|
|13.||Miami Heat||Eastern||American Airlines Arena||19,600||Southeast|
|14.||Orlando Magic||Eastern||Amway Center||18,846||Southeast|
|15.||Washington Wizards||Eastern||Capital One Arena||20,356||Southeast|
|16.||Denver Nuggets||Western||Pepsi Center||19,520||Northwest|
|17.||Minnesota Timberwolves||Western||Target Center||19,356||Northwest|
|18.||Oklahoma City Thunder||Western||Chesapeake Energy Arena||18,203||Northwest|
|19.||Portland Trail Blazers||Western||Moda Center||19,441||Northwest|
|20.||Utah Jazz||Western||Vivint Smart Home Arena||19,911||Northwest|
|21.||Golden State Warriors||Western||Oracle Arena||19,596||Pacific|
|22.||Los Angeles Clippers||Western||Staples Center||19,060||Pacific|
|23.||Los Angeles Lakers||Western||Staples Center||18,997||Pacific|
|24.||Phoenix Suns||Western||Talking Stick Resort Arena||18,055||Pacific|
|25.||Sacramento Kings||Western||Golden 1 Center||17,500||Pacific|
|26.||Dallas Mavericks||Western||American Airlines Center||19,200||Southwest|
|27.||Houston Rockets||Western||Toyota Center||18,055||Southwest|
|29.||New Orleans Pelicans||Western||Smoothie King Center||16,867||Southwest|
|30.||San Antonio Spurs||Western||AT&T Center||18,418||Southwest|
According to the above-listed statistics, we can clearly see the hosting ground details along with the seating capacity, Conferences and Divisions. It seems that Philadelphia 76ers which is from Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division has got the largest venue considering the seating capacity. Their home venue is Wells Fargo Center.
Philadelphia 76ers represents Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the NBA competition and their home venue is located in the same city. Earlier, the ground was known as CoreStates Center or First Union Center or Wachovia Center.
It is a multi-purpose arena which was founded 13th August 1996. The building cost was US$210 million. The seating capacity of the ground is 21,600 for any basketball competition. The ground also hosts Hockey, Pro Wrestling, Arena Football, and Concerts.
Considering the seating capacity Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards can be selected as the 2nd position. Their hosting grounds have more than 20,000 seat capacity as we know.
The home ground of Chicago Bulls is United Center, home venue of Cleveland Cavaliers is Quicken Loans Arena and the home venue of Washington Wizards is Capital One Arena. However, there are two franchise teams that shares the same home venue and the teams are Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers. Their home venue is Staples Center.