SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Kings are close to moving into their new home in downtown Sacramento. Crews have quickly made progress on the Golden One Center since breaking ground two years ago.
Friday was the last time media got to go inside the construction zone before the Kings reveal the arena to the public in October. With just 63 days before the ribbon cutting of a project that has taken over four city blocks in the heart of downtown Sac, it’s the home stretch.READ MORE: El Dorado County Braces For Flooding After Caldor Fire
“We feel really pleased with the pace at which things are going, we have no concerns with timing at this point” says Chris Granger, President of the Sacramento Kings.
Media was given a special sneak peek tour inside the arena starting with an impressive data center, or central nervous system of the arena as they call it. This is where everything is plugged into, making Golden 1 Center the fastest and most connected arena in the world.
“I’m excited to see the upgrades,” says Kings Fan Andrew Dillen. “I think it’s going to open up a lot of different opportunities for business owners, and I think it’s definitely going to put downtown Sac back on the map.”
One of the most impressive parts is the scoreboard. It’s the largest indoor scoreboard in the NBA, 84 feet long nearly the entire length of the court.
“It will be the biggest indoor scoreboard in the world, with the highest resolution of any scoreboard in the word and it will be our claim to fame for some time,” says Granger.READ MORE: Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Barred From Caring For Bears Until It Makes Changes To Enclosure
The arena is starting to look like an arena as roughly 500 workers work 7 days a week to meet deadline
The KINGS practice court is almost done and 17,500 seats are almost all in and ready to be filled in just two months.
From your seats using the KINGS app, which has not been released yet, guests can order food that will be delivered right to them, and they can access 8 different camera angles of replays. Guests can also use the app to check out how long concession lines are, and even see how long the lines are for the restroom.
CBS13 also got a look inside the central kitchen for all the concession stands which will be featuring some of the best restaurants in Sacramento.
The official opening is October 1st. The Kings are planning to hold at one to two open houses for the public to check out the arena.MORE NEWS: Kings Home Opener Brings Life To Downtown, Stresses Business
On October 4, Sir Paul McCartney will be the downtown arena’s first performing act.