What to Know Before Visiting Golden 1 Center in Sacramento

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Golden 1 Center currently serves as the home arena for the Sacramento Kings. There are certain policies and procedures you will want to be aware of beforehand, as well as arena gate and parking lot locations for easy entrance.

In this article we will discuss:

  • What to bring to Golden 1 Center for a Game
  • Can You Buy Tickets at Golden 1 Center?
  • Golden 1 Center Gate Information
  • How to Park at Golden 1 Center
  • Does Golden 1 Center Take Cash?

What to Bring to Golden 1 Center for a Game

If you are going to an NBA game, planning ahead is always important. Below is a list of things you might need to bring, and you will want to make sure you are complying with any security protocols the stadium has:

  • Reserved Parking – Purchasing a parking pass in advance can help reduce hassle on gameday. However, there are parking options near the arena that allow you to pay on site. This is where you can learn more about parking options.
  • Stadium Approved Bag – If you have a bag, make sure it is approved. Most types of bags are not approved. There are exceptions for small bags that meet certain size requirements, and there are also exceptions for certain types of medical and parental bags. This is where you can read more about approved bags for Golden 1 Center.
  • Cashless Payment – Golden 1 Center does not accept cash inside the arena, so you will need to bring an alternate form of payment (learn more).
  • Noise-Canceling Headphones – Stadiums can get very loud, and noise-canceling headphones may be needed.

Golden 1 Center Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the Golden 1 Center event page (click here). If the event is sold-out, you will need to use online ticket brokers like Ticketmaster, StubHub, or Vivid Seats to purchase tickets.

If you wish to visit the Kings box office in person, the Golden 1 Center ticket office is located on the north side of the arena just off of K Street (west of the intersection of K Street and 7th Street). Click here to view this area.

Golden 1 Center Mobile Tickets

As of 2023, Golden 1 Center uses digital, mobile tickets for events. If you do not have a smartphone, it would be best to contact the ticket office and let them advise you on how to proceed. This is where you can view the contact information for Golden 1 Center.

If you use digital tickets, be sure to have your phone fully charged when you leave for the event. It’s also important to download your tickets in advance of the event (if possible) in case there is limited cellular service in the vicinity of arena. Downloading the official Golden 1 Center mobile app can help with digital ticketing needs (learn more).

Golden 1 Center Gate Information

Golden 1 Center has three main public entry points located around the exterior of the arena. There is also a dedicated Golden 1 Center Suite Entrance on the south side of the arena. To learn more about these entry points, visit our Golden 1 Center Entrance Guide.

How to Park at Golden 1 Center

These are three of the most popular ways to purchase a parking pass for Golden 1 Center:

  • Buy a Parking Pass directly from the City of Sacramento via SacPark.org.
  • Buy a Parking Pass from online ticket brokers like Ticketmaster, StubHub, and Vivid Seats.
  • Use parking apps like SpotHero or ParkWhiz to reserve a nearby parking spot.

You can go to the City of Sacramento’s parking page (SacPark.org) and purchase parking downtown near the Golden 1 Center. Listed below are three of the main parking areas used by the public on event day for the Golden 1 Center:

  • DOCO West Parking Garage
  • Plaza 555 Garage
  • 520 Capitol Mall Garage

The Plaza 555 Garage is located directly south across L Street from the arena. The DOCO West parking garage is located about a block west of the arena, and the 520 Capitol Mall Parking Garage is located about two blocks south of the arena.

To read more, visit our article that discusses parking at Golden 1 Center.

Does Golden 1 Center Accept Cash Inside the Arena?

As of 2023, Golden 1 Center does not accept cash inside the arena. Credit cards, debit cards and digital payment methods are the preferred payment options used inside the arena. Click here to learn more about Golden 1 Center payment options.

Golden 1 Center Contact Info

This website (sportsfanfocus.com) has no affiliation with Golden 1 Center, the Sacramento Kings, the NBA, or any of the events hosted at this facility.

Any information is provided “as is” with no guarantee of completeness, meaning much of this information is subject to change, and although we do our best to keep these guides updated, we can’t guarantee accuracy at all times. For all official information, we urge you to contact the Golden 1 Center staff. Contact information is below:

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