basketball The Best NBA Arenas  

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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
527 402
Madison Square Garden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Madison Square Garden Manhattan , United States of America

2
436 406
Staples Center is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Staples Center California , Figueroa Street , Los Angeles

3
320 315
Air Canada Centre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

4
351 292
TD Bank Garden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

5
329 358
United Center is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
United Center Chicago

6
271 367
Oracle Arena is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Oracle Arena Oakland

7
244 318
American Airlines Arena is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

8
234 279
Barclays Center is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Barclays Center Brooklyn

9
294 257
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

10
228 308
Chesapeake Energy Arena is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City

11
233 220
Rose Garden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Rose Garden Portland

12
142 105
Golden One Center is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Frank Dixon Graham added Golden One Center

13
162 224
Pepsi Center is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Pepsi Center Denver

14
178 313
American Airlines Center is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

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15
161 204
Toyota Center is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Toyota Center Houston, TX

16
96 210
Verizon Center is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Verizon Center Washington, DC

17
125 225
Target Center is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Target Center Minneapolis

18
156 247
Fedex Forum is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Fedex Forum Memphis

19
149 207
Amway Center is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Amway Center Orlando

20
157 209
Quicken Loans Arena is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Quicken Loans Arena Downtown Cleveland , Cleveland , Gateway Sports and Entertainment Complex

21
147 250
AT&T Center is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
AT&T Center St. Louis County , 63101

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22
123 224
The Palace of Auburn Hills is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

23
109 207
US Airways Center is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

24
97 193
Time Warner Cable Arena is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

25
99 192
Philips Arena is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Philips Arena Atlanta

26
94 206
Wells Fargo Center is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia

27
102 200
EnergySolutions Arena is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
EnergySolutions Arena Salt Lake City

28
81 200
New Orleans Arena is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
New Orleans Arena New Orleans

29
84 215
Bradley Center is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Bradley Center Milwaukee

30
61 247
Sleep Train Arena is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Sleep Train Arena Sacramento