SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Kings are using the old Sleep Train Arena site in Natomas. The Stockton Kings, that is.

The G League team is holding its training camp at the Kings practice facility on the Sleep Train Arena property in Natomas. Practice started Monday.

Grant Napear and Doug Christie discussed using the practice facility during Tuesday’s broadcast of the Kings vs. Denver, joking the parking lot may have some weeds but the practice facility is still in good shape.

The Kings still own the site off of Arena Blvd. and have $30 million in remaining city-owned bonds. Once they clear that debt, plans could move forward to sell and re-develop the property. Last year, Councilwoman Angelique Ashby told the Natomas Chamber of Commerce whoever develops the property is expected to tear down the old arena, but possibly keep the practice facility.

The Sleep Train Arena closed in 2016 and has been used for several events in recent years, including as a temporary Convention Center and first-responder training ground.

The Stockton Kings are the former Reno Bighorns. They have their home opener at the Stockton Arena on November 2.


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