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
671 503
Madison Square Garden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

2
558 506
Staples Center is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Los Angeles

3
402 423
Air Canada Centre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

4
447 377
TD Bank Garden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

5
385 449
United Center is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Chicago

6
298 392
American Airlines Arena is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

7
326 466
Oracle Arena is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Oakland

8
292 364
Barclays Center is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Brooklyn

9
352 324
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

10
275 375
Chesapeake Energy Arena is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Oklahoma City

11
288 278
Rose Garden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Rose Garden Portland

12
231 148
Golden One Center is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Frank Dixon Graham added Golden One Center Sacramento

13
193 283
Pepsi Center is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Denver

14
209 369
American Airlines Center is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

15
189 248
Toyota Center is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Houston

16
122 262
Verizon Center is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Washington, DC

17
163 278
Target Center is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Minneapolis

18
185 299
Fedex Forum is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Memphis

19
188 253
Amway Center is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Orlando

20
172 301
AT&T Center is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
St. Louis County

21
90 14
Fiserv Forum Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Kristin Schroeder added Fiserv Forum Milwaukee

22
152 276
The Palace of Auburn Hills is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

23
179 266
Quicken Loans Arena is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

24
137 246
US Airways Center is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

25
118 235
Time Warner Cable Arena is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Arenas