Basketball The Best NBA Arenas  

Blake Edwards
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List Rules 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. What are the best NBA stadiums? Time to vote!

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. One thing is for sure - this list has more than just the top 10 NBA arenas. It is full of the newest, oldest, most storied, and beloved NBA stadiums in the league.

So whether you're a fan of the downtown arenas, like TD Bank Garden in Boston; those on the outskirts with ample room for parking, like The Palace of Auburn Hills outside of Detroit; or the biggest NBA stadium, each NBA fan surely has a few arenas that they love best. Vote up the best from these NBA arena rankings below!
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1
596 453
Madison Square Garden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

2
505 453
Staples Center is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Los Angeles

3
364 363
Air Canada Centre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

4
393 335
TD Bank Garden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

5
359 398
United Center is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Chicago

6
267 318
Barclays Center is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Brooklyn

7
269 355
American Airlines Arena is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

8
299 422
Oracle Arena is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Oakland

9
321 292
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

10
259 248
Rose Garden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Rose Garden Portland

11
247 339
Chesapeake Energy Arena is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Oklahoma City

12
182 129
Golden One Center is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Frank Dixon Graham added Golden One Center Sacramento

13
180 254
Pepsi Center is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Denver

14
198 341
American Airlines Center is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

15
177 227
Toyota Center is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Houston

16
111 237
Verizon Center is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Washington, DC

17
146 253
Target Center is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Minneapolis

18
170 277
Fedex Forum is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Memphis

19
169 232
Amway Center is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Orlando

20
172 238
Quicken Loans Arena is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

21
160 276
AT&T Center is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
St. Louis County

22
139 249
The Palace of Auburn Hills is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

23
122 229
US Airways Center is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

24
110 213
Time Warner Cable Arena is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

25
115 228
Wells Fargo Center is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Philadelphia

26
110 214
Philips Arena is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Atlanta

27
117 223
EnergySolutions Arena is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Salt Lake City

28
29 2
Fiserv Forum Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Kristin Schroeder added Fiserv Forum Milwaukee

29
92 224
New Orleans Arena is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
New Orleans

30
72 278
Sleep Train Arena is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Sacramento