SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – It was a preseason game that doesn’t mean anything, and at the same time for Kings fans, it was everything they’ve been waiting years for.

The sounds of the Kings new home court rocked Downtown Sacramento for the first time. Kings players were announced in front of cheering fans in the venue that, up until now, had only been a vision.

Cowbells gave the new place that familiar ring, and Kings mascot Slamson’s antics were entertaining as always.

Kings fan Shawn Heavens said the night lived up to expectations.

“I think it’s awesome,” Heavens said.

Heavens also attended the Golden 1 Center’s Paul McCartney concert last week and said he noticed a few changes since then.

“I tell you what, the beer’s cheaper tonight,” Heavens said. “Probably by $1, but it was easy; there’s lots of room there’s no lines.”

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and at tonight’s game, the Kings raised awareness with “Pink in the Paint”. During the half-time show, the Kings turned the lights to a pink color and celebrated breast cancer survivors.

A portion of the proceeds raised at the game will go to the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation.


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