10 NBA Arenas With Largest Capacity

Except for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers that share the Staples Center arena in LA, each of the other 28 NBA teams have their own arena. The spectators capacity of each of those 29 arenas is similar and ranging from about 17,000 to 23,000. Before you is a list of the 10 arenas with the largest capacity (including standing room)

1. United Center – Chicago Bulls – 23,129 spectators – The United Center in Chicago opened in 1994 and has the largest (standing) capacity among all the NBA arenas. It is home to the Chicago Bulls as well as the Chicago Blackhawks NHL team

Largest NBA Arenas: United Center for the Chicaco Bulls

Largest NBA Arenas: United Center for the Chicaco Bulls (source: JeremyA)

 

2. The Palace of Auburn Hills – Detroit Pistons – 22,076 spectators – Opened in 1988 the home stadium of the Detroit Pistons in¬†Auburn Hills, Michigan is only one of two (the other being Madison Square Garden) stadiums that aren’t named after a sponsor. It’s also the oldest stadium in this list

Largest NBA Arenas: The Palace of Auburn Hills - Detroit Pistons

Largest NBA Arenas: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Detroit Pistons (source: source: Kevin Ward)

 

3. Time Warner Cable Arena – Charlotte Hornets – 21,624¬†spectators – The Time Warner Cable Arena, or the Hive as it’s commonly known, is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s the newest arena in this list, opened only in 2005

Largest NBA Arenas: Time Warner Cable Arena - Charlotte Hornets

Largest NBA Arenas: Time Warner Cable Arena – Charlotte Hornets (source: Justin Ruckman)

4. Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia 76ers – 21,315 spectators

Largest NBA Arenas: Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia 76ers

Largest NBA Arenas: Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia 76ers (source: PHL Approach)

 

5. American Airlines Center – Dallas Mavericks – 21,146 spectators

Largest NBA Arenas: American Airlines Center - Dallas Mavericks

Largest NBA Arenas: American Airlines Center – Dallas Mavericks (source: RadicalBender)

 

6. Moda Center – Portland Trail Blazers – 20,709 spectators

Largest NBA Arenas: Moda Center - Portland Trail Blazers

Largest NBA Arenas: Moda Center – Portland Trail Blazers (source: Lugnuts)

 

7. Staples Center – Los Angeles Lakers (19,125) and Los Angeles Clippers (20,578)

Largest NBA Arenas: Staples Center - Los Angeles Lakers

Largest NBA Arenas: Staples Center – Los Angeles Lakers

 

8. Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland Cavaliers – 20,562 spectators

Largest NBA Arenas: Quicken Loans Arena - Cleveland Cavaliers

Largest NBA Arenas: Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland Cavaliers (source: Chris Metcalf)

9. Air Canada Centre – Toronto Raptors – 20,511 spectators

Largest NBA Arenas: Air Canada Centre - Toronto Raptors

Largest NBA Arenas: Air Canada Centre – Toronto Raptors

 

10. Philips Arena – Atlanta Hawks – 20,425 spectators

Largest NBA Arenas: Philips Arena - Atlanta Hawks

Largest NBA Arenas: Philips Arena – Atlanta Hawks (source: Mike Gonzalez (TheCoffee))

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