The Capital One Arena opened as the Washington Arena in 1997. The 20,356 seat facility has gone through several names over the years, including the MCI Arena and the Verizon Center before adopting its current name in 2017. It is located in the Chinatown / Penn Quarter district in the northwest section of Washington DC.
The 76ers long time home used to be the Spectrum. That arena was demolished in 2010 and 2011 and stood near where the Xfinity Live entertainment complex now resides. This current building opened in 1996 as the CoreStates Center.
American Airlines Center (AAC) is a multi-use arena located in the Victory Park area, which is just north of the historic West End in downtown Dallas. The venue is home to the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA and the Dallas Stars of the NHL. AAC, as it is commonly referred to by local sports fans, opened its doors on July 28, 2001 with ‘An Evening with the Eagles’; the Mavericks and Stars also both opened their 2001 season in AAC, replacing outdated Reunion Arena. The venue is made of brick, limestone, and granite with signature arches, but the arena’s sweeping facades and smooth arch design can easily get lost in the new vibrant Victory Park buildings, which have risen around the old site of a power plant.
The Vivint Home Smart Arena (formerly the Delta Center and the Energy Solutions Arena) has served as the home of the Utah Jazz since their arrival from New Orleans in 1991. Vivint became the title sponsor for the arena in 2015.
In 1973, the squad formerly known as the ABA’s Dallas Chaparrals moved 286 miles south to the Alamo City and became the San Antonio Spurs. In the 40-plus years since then, the Spurs have moved their home court three times, cultivated a rabid, die-hard fan base, and rewarded said fans with five NBA Championships.
The Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting Indiana, opened on Dec 26. 2018 to much delight of all mascot fans, old and young alike.