Sleep Train Arena, originally ARCO Arena and later Power Balance Pavilion, is an indoor arena located in Sacramento, California, United States. Opened in 1988, it was the home of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association from 1988 to 2016 and it hosted nearly 200 spectator events each year. The arena is named for The Sleep Train, a chain of mattress and bed retailers based in Rocklin, the original ARCO Arena, where the Kings played their home games for three seasons, after moving from Kansas City had a capacity of 10,333 seats. Sleep Train Arena is located in an isolated area on the expanding northern outskirts of the city. It was constructed at a cost of just $40 million, the lowest of any venue in the NBA and it is the smallest arena in the NBA with a seating capacity of 17,317, and has 30 luxury suites and 412 club seats. It can host such varied events as concerts, ice shows, rodeos, nearly two million spectators from throughout Northern California visited Sleep Train Arena last year. The configuration for ice shows and ice hockey actually runs perpendicular to the court with the normal sideline seating being retractable to allow for an international standard ice rink. The original namesake sponsor of the arena was ARCO, on March 19,2007, the Maloof brothers announced a multi-year agreement extending the naming rights of ARCO Arena. ARCOs sponsorship agreement ran out in February 2011, the arena was renamed Power Balance Pavilion on March 1,2011 for its new sponsor, Power Balance, a manufacturer of sports wristbands. On October 15,2012, the arena assumed its current name when The Sleep Train purchased the naming rights, the arenas center-hung scoreboard was designed as a joint venture between Panasonic and White Way Sign. Sleep Train Arena is still in use, though the Kings, there are no immediate plans on what to do with the arena or land surrounding it after the new arena opens. Sleep Train Arena has hosted several high school basketball championship games Sleep Train Arena hosts many graduation celebrations for local high schools. This was also the home for the WNBAs Sacramento Monarchs until they folded in 2009, Sleep Train Arena has hosted several WWE events including the 1993 Royal Rumble, Judgment Day 2001, and The Bash in 2009. Other notable events include the five-day 1995 Billy Graham Greater Sacramento Crusade, the arena has also hosted NCAA Mens Basketball Tournaments multiple times and was the host site for the 2007 NCAA Volleyball Championships. It has also hosted a PBR Built Ford Tough Series bull riding event every year since 2005, Sleep Train Arena has played host to four Ultimate Fighting Championship events, UFC65, UFC73, UFC on Fox, Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 and UFC177. The arena hosted World Extreme Cagefightings first ever event, WEC48. It also hosted the WECs two biggest events ever, WEC34, Faber vs. Pulver 1, and WEC41, Brown vs. Faber 2, with an average of 1,300,500 viewers on Versus each. It also hosted WEC The last Kings home game at Sleep Train Arena was on April 9,2016, the last points scored in the arena were two free throws by the Kings Rudy Gay with one second left to clinch the game for the Kings
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Inside Sleep Train Arena during a Kings game in 2013.
Inside Sleep Train Arena before a Kings game in 2015.