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Climate Pledge Arena (Seattle Kracken Stadium)

Climate Pledge Arena is located in Seattle, Washington and is home to the NHL’s Seattle Kraken.  The arena is located in Seattle Center, an entertainment complex in the downtown area which was originally the site for the 1962 World’s Fair. As of the middle of 2021, the arena was being renovated at the cost of $1.15 billion in preparation for the upcoming hockey and basketball seasons.  The Kraken are an NHL expansion team and will bring back professional hockey for the first time to downtown Seattle since the Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League played there in 2008.  The Seattle Storm of the WNBA and Seattle University’s Redhawks Men’s Basketball team will return as tenants of the arena, too.  

The arena originally opened in 1962 as the Washington State Pavillion, and was soon after converted into the Washington State Coliseum as a cornerstone of Seattle Center. Over the years the arena has hosted NBA All-Star games and festivities, the Goodwill Games, and concerts by top performers from every genre. The Amazon Corporation currently owns the naming rights to the stadium and chose to bring attention to a current issue instead of the more typical corporate naming convention in choosing the Climate Pledge Arena moniker. 

How many seats are in Climate Pledge Arena

The redevelopment project currently underway will allow for 17,100 seats for Seattle Kraken games at Climate Pledge Arena.  For basketball games that number climbs to 18,100.  The upgrade to the arena has added a significant amount of seats for hockey, almost 2000 more than before the renovation project. There are three general seating areas in Climate Pledge Arena for Seattle Kraken games and these are lower level sections 1 through 26, 100 level sections, and 200 level sections.  There is alo lounge seating as well as luxury boxes and suites.  

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Directions – How to get to Climate Pledge Arena

Located at 305 Harrison Street in the Lower Queen Anne area of Seattle, Climate Pledge Arena is serviced by several King County Metro bus lines.  The arena is located off of Interstate 5 at the Mercer Street exit. When driving to the arena, Route 8 connects the neighborhood with other surrounding areas.  You can also reach the arena via the Seattle Center Monorail which has increased service during events.  

Where to Park near Climate Pledge Arena?

There are several options when parking for Kraken games at Climate Pledge Arena including three official parking garages, street parking, and private parking lots in the area.  Street parking can often be found for free, and lots or garages can vary widely, so be sure to check online or via a mobile app to get the best rates before you head to the area. You can also search for coupon codes for parking, too, to save a little cash. 

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Other Climate Pledge Arena FAQs

Is the Seattle Kraken Arena finished?

Climate Pledge Arena, future home of the Seattle Kraken, is slated to re-open in October 2021 for the 2021-22 NHL season.  Construction as part of a major renovation has been ongoing since 2018. 

What is the Climate Pledge Arena Health & Safety Information? (related to COVID)

According to the Climate Pledge Arena website, in compliance with the mandate from Washington state, all guests, ages 12 and over, attending events at Climate Pledge Arena will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon entry. In the near-term, all guests will also be required to wear a mask while attending events until further guidance from Washington state.

Where will the Seattle Kraken play?

The Seattle Kraken, the NHL’s latest expansion team, will play in the recently renovated Climate Pledge Arena located in the Seattle Center entertainment complex. The arena, pre-renovation, has been home to other professional hockey teams, including the Seattle Totems and Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League. 

Is the Seattle Kraken in the NHL 2021?

Yes, the Seattle Kraken will be part of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference for the 2021-22 season.  In December 2018, the NHL approved a proposal by Seattle Hockey Partners to grant an expansion franchise to the city of Seattle. 

What does Kraken mean in Seattle?

The Seattle franchise chose the Kraken after the mythical, mysterious and mighty sea beast. The ‘S’ logo honors the Seattle Metropolitans of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, who became the first team from the United States to win the Stanley Cup when they defeated the Montreal Canadiens in 1917.

How much is a Seattle Kraken hockey ticket?

Seattle Kraken tickets can be found for as low as $37.00, with an average price of $188.00.

What hockey teams play at the Climate Pledge Arena?

The expansion Seattle Kraken, who will begin play in the 2021-22 season, will call Climate Pledge Arena home. 


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