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
613 464
Madison Square Garden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

2
525 461
Staples Center is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Los Angeles

3
373 375
Air Canada Centre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

4
410 343
TD Bank Garden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

5
366 409
United Center is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Chicago

6
278 364
American Airlines Arena is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

7
271 329
Barclays Center is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Brooklyn

8
305 430
Oracle Arena is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Oakland

9
326 298
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

10
252 346
Chesapeake Energy Arena is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Oklahoma City

11
264 255
Rose Garden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Rose Garden Portland

12
194 133
Golden One Center is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Frank Dixon Graham added Golden One Center Sacramento

13
182 260
Pepsi Center is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Denver

14
202 344
American Airlines Center is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

15
178 230
Toyota Center is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Houston

16
113 241
Verizon Center is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Washington, DC

17
149 255
Target Center is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Minneapolis

18
173 279
Fedex Forum is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Memphis

19
171 235
Amway Center is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Orlando

20
163 281
AT&T Center is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
St. Louis County

21
172 243
Quicken Loans Arena is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

22
142 251
The Palace of Auburn Hills is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

23
120 231
Wells Fargo Center is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Philadelphia

24
123 232
US Airways Center is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

25
111 217
Time Warner Cable Arena is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

26
111 217
Philips Arena is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Atlanta

27
119 226
EnergySolutions Arena is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Salt Lake City

28
37 4
Fiserv Forum Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Kristin Schroeder added Fiserv Forum Milwaukee

29
94 226
New Orleans Arena is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
New Orleans

30
72 282
Sleep Train Arena is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Sacramento