Kings Overview

Fast facts

League: Western Conference Pacific Division

Head Coach: Mike Brown

Team Mascot: Slamson the Lion

Year Opened: 2016

Capacity: 17608

City / State: Sacramento / California

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Kings vs Lakers

Rival Team: Los Angeles Lakers

The Kings-Lakers rivalry was at its zenith in the early 2000s when the two met in the playoffs three years from 2000 to 2002. The 2002 Western Conference Finals series is particularly memorable thanks to some questionable officiating that took place in the series. The Kings have been down for a number of years since then, but there is still plenty of animosity between these two California teams.

Kings Stadium Guide

In Game

The Kings have just moved into the new Golden 1 Center, and Kings fans can finally rest easy as they no longer have to fear their team moving. The brand new state of the art arena features numerous amenities and provides a great in-game experience.

The arena is the most interconnected in the NBA, so you won’t have to worry about poor Wifi or cellphone reception at games. It even has its own app that allows fans to order food and buy Kings gear from the team shop.

The concessions inside Golden 1 Center are among the best in the league and feature a variety of local options. You’ll find local favorites like Mulvaney’s B&L and Lowbrau Bierhall here meaning you won’t have to grab food outside the arena to experience some of Sacramento’s best cuisine.

The brand new arena is a must see for any tech lover and features man amenities making it a great place to visit even for those of you who aren’t all that into basketball.

Things to check out

Championship and Retired Number Banners

You can see the Kings retired numbers and lone championship banner hanging from the rafters of the arena. These banners do an excellent job of honoring Kings greats of the past and are a must see for any Kings fan.

Local Eats

The concession stands at Golden 1 Center feature locally sourced food from within a 150-mile radius. There are also several concession stands from favorite local restaurants including Petra Greek, Mulvaney’s B&L, Lowbrau Bierhall, and Centro among many others, so you’ll be able to get a real taste of Sacramento when visiting the arena.

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Downtown Commons

If you’re looking for somewhere to hang out before or after a Kings game, you won’t have to look far. Downtown Commons is home to many bars, restaurants, and retail shops so you can make a day of it during your visit to Golden 1 Center.

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Make sure to check out the sculptures outside the arena. Jeff Koons “Coloring Book” sculpture is located near the Golden 1 Center’s main entrance and is a must see. There are several other sculptures near the arena as well, so make sure to check those out too.

Golden 1 Center App

The Golden 1 Center App allows fans to control their complete game experience. Through the app, fans can order food, buy merchandise, and even order an Uber. If you want to make the most out of your game day experience, then download the Golden 1 Center App.

Giant Swinging Windows

The giant windows at the Golden 1 Center allow fans to get some fresh air while enjoying an NBA game. The windows are the only ones of their kind in the league and will provide you with a nice breeze during the game.

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Slamson the Lion

Slamson is the Kings official mascot and can be found entertaining the crowd throughout the game. He performs all kinds of antics so keep your eyes open for him as you never know what he’ll do next.

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Sacramento Kings Dancers

The Sacramento Kings Dancers will keep you entertained with their thrilling dance routines. Don’t miss these incredible dancers during your next visit to the Golden 1 Center.

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Fight Songs

  1. Sac-Ra-Men-To




  2. Beat LA chant

    Beat LA!

    Beat LA!

    Beat LA!

Kings Bars & Restaurants

  1. Capitol Garage

    Capitol Garage

    Buzzy bar & eatery with automotive decor serving modern American fare for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

    1500 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Esquire Grill

    Esquire Grill

    Elegant bar & steakhouse preparing a seasonal menu of American classics with a modern twist.

    1213 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$

  3. Foundation Restaurant & Bar

    Foundation Restaurant Bar

    Simple Classic American Food & Drinks

    400 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Mother


    Counter-serve operation with an artful vibe offering seasonal vegetarian dishes, plus beer & wine.

    1023 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Cafe Bernardo

    Cafe Bernardo

    Seasonal, European-influenced comfort food and locally roasted coffees served in a casual space.

    1431 R St, Sacramento, CA 95811, USA


    Bar website

    european - cafe - $$

  6. Pizza Rock

    Pizza Rock

    Trendy pizza joint featuring a cocktail bar, rock ’n’ roll–themed decor & live music.

    1020 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  7. Frank Fat’s

    Frank Fats

    Elegant 1939 venue serving elevated Chinese cuisine in a soaring space with a speakeasy vibe.

    806 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    asian - $$

  8. El Rey

    El Rey

    El Rey, or “The King” in Spanish, is a modern taqueria that brings the good vibes of Mexican street cuisine in Downtown Sacramento.

    723 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  9. Ella Dining Room and Bar

    Ella Dining Room and Bar

    Straightforward New American and French-style cooking featuring entrees of seafood, steaks, and pastas.

    1131 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    american - european - $$$

  10. Morton’s The Steakhouse

    Mortons The Steakhouse

    Renowned for its signature menu and legendary hospitality, Morton's The Steakhouse sets the standard for fine steakhouse dining.

    U.S. Bank Tower, 621 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  11. Grange Restaurant

    Grange Restaurant

    Clearly one of the region's very vest restaurants.

    926 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  12. House Kitchen & Bar

    House Kitchen Bar

    Sophisticated place serving contemporary takes on American comfort food & specialty cocktails.

    555 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. Claim Jumper

    Claim Jumper

    Family-friendly eatery & bar known for a wide American comfort-food menu & Western-themed environs.

    1111 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - steakhouse - $$

  14. Republic Bar & Grill

    Republic Bar Grill

    Playful joint offering pub grub such as burgers, plus classic video games, sports on TV & skee ball.

    908 15th St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  15. Tequila Museo Mayahuel

    Tequila Museo Mayahuel

    Flavors from the past, perfectly fused with the freshness of today.

    1200 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$$

  16. Fat City Bar & Cafe

    Fat City Bar and Cafe

    Located in Old Sacramento, Fat City offers delicious American cuisine with a variety international dishes.

    1001 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  17. Dive Bar

    Dive bar

    In direct contrast to its name, Dive Bar is a haven of cool and class in the middle of one of the nation's most eclectic cities.

    1016 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  18. Coin-Op Game Room

    Coin Op Game Room

    Lively pub offering 40+ classic arcade games, a large beer selection & pizza by the slice or pie.

    908 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  19. Blue Prynt Restaurant & Bar

    Blue Prynt Restaurant and Bar

    Updated American favorites served in relaxed, contemporary quarters, with a daily happy hour.

    815 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$