From New York City, to San Antonio, to Sacramento, the NBA has some of the unique arenas in sports. San Antonio has the Southwest, Tex-Mex atmosphere for those in attendance, Boston gives visitors a walk through time as you are inundated with Celtic’s history and Los Angeles has the glitz and glamour anyone would expect from Hollywood.
But which arena is is among the most popular?
Well the fine folks out at Hornets.com have decided to compile their list of the 10 most popular NBA arenas.
10. Suns’ US Airways Center
9. Thunder’s Chesapeake Energy Arena
8. Magic’s Amway Arena
7. Celtics’ TD Garden
6. Mavericks’ American Airlines Center
5. Blazers’ Rose Garden
4. Lakers’ Staples Center
3. Bulls’ United Center
2. Pacers’ Conseco Fieldhouse
1. Knicks’ Madison Square Garden
Hard to argue with MSG landing at the number one spot. MSG is practically a museum full of rich NBA and Knicks’ history despite the fact it is falling apart and undergoing renovations. Say what you will about the Conseco Fieldhouse and it’s reputation as one of the best arenas around, but MSG just exudes the NBA. They don’t call it the “World’s Famous Arena” for nothing.
However, I was surprised the King’s Power Balance Pavillion did not make the list. Kings fans are rabid and with cowbells constantly ringing. This is definitely one arena that needs to be in the top 10.
What do you have to say Crossover fans? Agree with this list or is there another arena that needs to be ranked in the top 10?