Carmichael Chamber luncheon gets update from Phil Horn, Sacramento Kings

Carmichael Chamber luncheon gets update from Phil Horn, Sacramento Kings

Phil Horn (Vice President, Ticket Sales and Service, Sacramento Kings) visited the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce August luncheon to provide the Carmichael business community an update on the Golden 1 Center and surrounding incoming attractions.

Phil Horn shared an update on the Golden 1 Center and entertainment offerings found inside and outside the center. The arena will have 17,500 seats, which is roughly the same seat count at the Sacramento Kings previous home stadium the Sleep Train Arena. The Golden 1 Center is said to provide its guests the ultimate arena experience. Totaling over 30 feet long, a center-hung video board will hover above the basketball court, running from basket to basket. The video board is intended to provide optimal viewing from every seat. As Phil explained, the food and beverage offerings will break any existing stereotype of arena cuisine. 90 percent of all food and beverage concessions from farms with environmentally-friendly business practices within a 150-mile radius of the arena. Sierra Nevada is a new partner with the Sacramento Kings and will open Sierra Nevada Draught House, which will have a premium view of all events.

Designed with a smaller upper section and consolidated seats into the lower level, the Golden 1 Center was designed with the visitor in mind. The glass roof is modeled after an airplane hangar door, which will blur the line between outside and inside. Phil explained that the goal of the open air concept is to bring the delta breeze into the arena and allow guests who are outside the arena to enjoy the live event as well.

Sacramento Kings games will carry a dynamic pricing schedule, higher demand = higher price, lower demand = lower price. Phil assured the group that the pricing is only marginally higher than it was at Sleep Train Area. With over 150 events a year at the center there truly is an event for every visitor! Concerts begin early October with Paul McCartney performing October 4-5. Opening night of the Sacramento Kings is October 27. Other events joining the Golden 1 Center are NCAA tournaments, Disney On Ice, Cirque du Soleil and more! To see the full schedule of events, visit: http://www.golden1center.com/events/

The Downtown Commons (DOCO Sacramento) has named partnerships with the Kimpton hotels, Punch Bowl Social, Pour Society an American Pub, and Sauced BBQ & Spirits. The Sawyer (Kimpton property) will house 250 rooms. Punch Bowl Social brings together the world of family entertainment and gastro-diner. Pour Society is a modern interpretation of a classic American pub. Sauced BBQ & Spirits provides their guests a southern-inspired restaurant concept with modern flavor and design. The Downtown Commons will stand with 630,000 square feet of retail, restaurants, and cinema.

Said to be the greatest arena in the world, the Golden 1 Center and Downtown Commons are both highly anticipated entertainment offering coming to Downtown Sacramento. A warm thank you to Phil Horn for a highly engaging update on the new offerings Downtown!