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Top 10 Best NBA Arenas to Watch a Game


Attending NBA games are great. Inside the arena, you aren't susceptible to the elements, the game is usually exciting, and there's plenty to keep you entertained during the break.

Some experiences are a little better than others. These are the 10 NBA arenas to watch a game in. Add some of these places to your bucket list.




1. Madison Square Garden

New York Knicks

New Yorkers will live and die with the Knicks. MSG gives you passionate fans, a sense of history, and an A+ NBA experience. 

2. Staples Center

Los Angeles Lakers

Staples Center during a Lakers game is something you'll never forget. You've got stars, glamor, and the appeal of Showtime basketball.

3. United Center

Chicago Bulls

The heart and soul of 90's basketball ran through the United Center. Even though the pieces of that run are no longer there, spirit has never left this building.

4. TD Garden

Boston Celtics

It is a must that you see a basketball game in the garden. Being in the presence of so many legendary jerseys and iconic moments will put you in another place. 

5. Oracle Arena

Golden State Warriors

This is the arena that is always on 100. The arena and the die-hard Warriors fans make this an experience like none other.

6. Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Indiana Pacers

This is for the nostalgic crowd. Being in this place will take you back to the bare bones of basketball.

7. Chesapeake Energy Arena

Oklahoma City Thunder

Although the Thunder and the arena are fairly new, that doesn't mean it isn't a sight to behold. The arena has "energy" in the name for good reason, there's never a quiet moment in this place. 

8. Moda Center

Portland Trail Blazers

It's not only the atmosphere that will have you not wanting to leave, but also the people. As long as you're rooting for the Blazers, they treat you like a native of Rip City.

9. Air Canada Centre

Toronto Raptors

"We The North" isn't just a saying, it's a lifestyle. This place has accelerated to the the top of the NBA realm due to not only how the fans pack the arena, but completely surround it as well. There's also the chance of seeing team ambassador Drake sitting court side.

10. Time Warner Cable Arena

Charlotte Hornets

The Hornets' home has certainly brought back the buzz since the name change and rejuvination of the franchise. The fans are loud and the arena is beautiful to just walk around in. Win-win even for the casual fan.