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

2
468 427
Staples Center is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Staples Center California , Figueroa Street , Los Angeles

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339 342
Air Canada Centre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

4
369 312
TD Bank Garden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

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343 379
United Center is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
United Center Chicago

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284 390
Oracle Arena is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Oracle Arena Oakland

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249 302
Barclays Center is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Barclays Center Brooklyn

8
253 340
American Airlines Arena is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

9
303 279
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

10
237 326
Chesapeake Energy Arena is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City

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246 234
Rose Garden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Rose Garden Portland

12
154 121
Golden One Center is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Frank Dixon Graham added Golden One Center

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169 242
Pepsi Center is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Pepsi Center Denver

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187 327
American Airlines Center is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

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167 217
Toyota Center is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Toyota Center Houston, TX

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101 224
Verizon Center is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Verizon Center Washington, DC

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134 240
Target Center is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Target Center Minneapolis

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163 261
Fedex Forum is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Fedex Forum Memphis

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159 220
Amway Center is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Amway Center Orlando

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154 265
AT&T Center is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
AT&T Center St. Louis County , 63101

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163 226
Quicken Loans Arena is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Quicken Loans Arena Downtown Cleveland , Cleveland , Gateway Sports and Entertainment Complex

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132 239
The Palace of Auburn Hills is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

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116 220
US Airways Center is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

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104 205
Time Warner Cable Arena is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Arenas

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105 206
Philips Arena is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Philips Arena Atlanta

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106 220
Wells Fargo Center is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia

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110 214
EnergySolutions Arena is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
EnergySolutions Arena Salt Lake City

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87 214
New Orleans Arena is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
New Orleans Arena New Orleans

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89 231
Bradley Center is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Bradley Center Milwaukee

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66 268
Sleep Train Arena is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NBA Arenas
Sleep Train Arena Sacramento