Climate Pledge Arena

This arena in Seattle has had quite a few names over the years. And it’s also had one of the more interesting transformations in Arena History. Our has the current list of upcoming events at Climate Pledge Arena.

First built as the Washington State Pavilion for the 1962 World’s Fair (also known as the Century 21 Exposition), the building became home to indoor sports and entertainment events after the fair had ended. Over the next half-century it was known as Washington State Coliseum, Seattle Center Coliseum and KeyArena at Seattle Center. It was best known as the home of the NBA’s Seattle Supersonics until the team left the city in 2008.

In 2021 it reopened as Climate Pledge Arena after a renovation that cost more than $1 billion. The iconic roof of the building was kept intact while an entirely new arena was built under that roof. The Seattle Kraken joined the NHL at the beginning of the 2021-2022 season and have played all of their home games since at Climate Pledge Arena.

The naming rights for the arena were purchased by Amazon. The name refers to the companies company’s goal of carbon neutrality.

Seattle skyline at night photo by AGDProductions from Pixabay. Daytime featured image by Josh Fields.