The Best NBA Arenas Buildings/Attractions
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The Best NBA Arenas

List Criteria: Any arena in the U.S. that is home to an NBA team

The best NBA arenas are home to the best National Basketball Teams and beloved by fans alike. These arenas seat roughly 20,000 of the best NBA fans who pack the buildings to cheer on their favorite NBA teams each season. While each fan might like their home team's arena the best, there are a few that are adored by fans around the globe for the history or the new and updated amenities or anything in between.

Like the best NFL stadiums, the best NBA arenas range from those which have been around for decades and stand the test of time to those newer arenas with all the bells and whistles. Interestingly enough, one of the oldest arenas in the league is also one of the best. Madison Square Garden, home to the New York Knicks in New York City, has been around since 1968 and remains a favorite with its rich history and modern advances.

On the newer side of things, fans cannot help but be impressed by the Barclays Center right down the street and home to the Brooklyn Nets. Opened in 2012, the Barclays Center was praised both for bringing pro sports back to Brooklyn and for its stylish modern design.

So whether you're a fan of the downtown arenas, like TD Bank Garden in Boston, or those on the outskirts with ample room for parking, like The Palace of Auburn Hills outside of Detroit, each NBA fan surely has a few arenas that they love best. Vote for your favorites below!
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    Madison Square Garden

    Manhattan , United States of America More
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    California , Figueroa Street , Los Angeles More
    74
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    Boston More
    70
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    Oklahoma City More
    65
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    St. Louis County , 63101 More
    64
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    Dallas More
    64
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    Bankers Life Fieldhouse

    Indianapolis More
    61
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    Memphis More
    60
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    Miami More
    55
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    Minneapolis More
    53
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    Oakland More
    53
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    Phoenix More
    52
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    Denver More
    50
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    Houston, TX More
    49
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    Rose Garden

    Portland More
    46
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    Downtown Cleveland , Cleveland , Gateway Sports and Entertainment Complex ... More
    45
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    Toronto More
    45
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    Salt Lake City More
    45
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    Charlotte More
    43
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    Verizon Center

    Washington, DC More
    42
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    Barclays Center

    Brooklyn More
    42
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    The Palace of Auburn Hills

    Auburn Hills More
    41
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    Atlanta More
    40
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    Amway Center

    Orlando More
    39
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    Milwaukee More
    34
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    New Orleans More
    34
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    Sleep Train Arena

    Sacramento More
    33
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    Philadelphia More
    33
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