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

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2
307 319
Staples Center is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Staples Center California , Figueroa Street , Los Angeles

3
216 223
Air Canada Centre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

4
260 265
United Center is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
United Center Chicago

5
196 267
Oracle Arena is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Oracle Arena Oakland

6
187 239
American Airlines Arena is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

7
176 205
Barclays Center is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Barclays Center Brooklyn

8
238 229
TD Bank Garden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

9
173 242
Chesapeake Energy Arena is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City

10
219 205
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

11
175 169
Rose Garden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Rose Garden Portland

12
147 259
American Airlines Center is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

13
121 157
Toyota Center is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Toyota Center Houston, TX

14
109 175
Pepsi Center is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Pepsi Center Denver

15
128 201
Fedex Forum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Fedex Forum Memphis

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16
66 166
Verizon Center is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Verizon Center Washington, DC

17
69 60
Golden One Center is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Frank Dixon Graham added Golden One Center

18
121 162
Amway Center is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Amway Center Orlando

19
117 206
AT&T Center is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
AT&T Center St. Louis County , 63101

20
118 160
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
81 177
Target Center is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Target Center Minneapolis

22
102 180
The Palace of Auburn Hills is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

23
80 151
Time Warner Cable Arena is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

24
90 166
US Airways Center is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

25
78 150
Philips Arena is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Philips Arena Atlanta

26
74 159
EnergySolutions Arena is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
EnergySolutions Arena Salt Lake City

27
59 172
Wells Fargo Center is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia

28
63 160
New Orleans Arena is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
New Orleans Arena New Orleans

29
50 187
Sleep Train Arena is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Sleep Train Arena Sacramento

30
59 172
Bradley Center is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Bradley Center Milwaukee