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In 2019, Amazon and Global Optimism announced The Climate Pledge, which calls on signatories to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040-a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement. Visit www.climatepledge.com for more information. 

The naming rights for Climate Pledge Arena were secured by Amazon and in a partnership between Oak View Group (OVG), and Seattle Kraken. It is expected to be the first net zero carbon certified arena in the world and will harness the power of sports and entertainment to inspire change on the climate crises.

OVG has made a commitment that the arena building will achieve "Zero Carbon" certification by the International Living Futures Institute (ILFI). The ILFI certification means the arena will use 25% less energy than an arena of a similar size, operate with no fossil fuel and uses 100% renewable energy. 

We'll also reduce the embodied carbon of building materials by re-using the iconic 44million pound Seattle Center Arena roof. The ILFI certification is expected to be awarded sometime in 2023 after the organization has had at least one year to monitor, audit, and measure carbon emissions and energy usage.

We know that transportation to and from arenas by venue attendees, sports teams, and entertainment performers generate the largest volume of carbon emissions. That's why we'll offer free event-day use of public transit with King County Metro for all Seattle Kraken ticket-holders. We're also planning low-carbon transit options, premium parking options for carpoolers, first/last mile connections to public transit routes, bike/pedestrian-friendly routes, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Smart meters and displays showing how much water, energy, carbon, food and other trackable flows are being saved or avoided in both real time and on an annual basis will be located in the arena. This innovative tech will show how people arrived, associated emissions and highlight the work being done to be the 'smartest arena in the world.'

The arena is scheduled to open late summer 2021.

Climate Pledge Arena is designed to hold up to 18,100. Capacities for different events will vary.

  • Seattle Kraken Capacity - 17,100
  • Basketball Capacity - 18,100
  • Concert Capacity - up to 17,200

The Arena is entirely privately financed by OVG with no City financing; the current project cost estimate is $1 Billion. All costs and potential cost-overruns of construction and arena operations are the responsibility of OVG.

The City (Seattle Center) will receive a rent payment to cover the revenue generated by Climate Pledge Arena and the 1st Avenue North Parking Garage operations, as well as campus sponsorship rights prior to this redevelopment.

OVG will assume the risk of cost overruns during construction including the risk increased cost due to unknown environmental conditions. OVG will be responsible for Arena operations and maintenance of the facility over the life of the Lease Term; OVG will assume the risks and costs of operating and maintaining the arena.

Climate Pledge Arena is being built for music as a tenant. Elements including thoughtful backstage production design and acoustical panels in the rafters to improve live sound, will make the arena a must play for the biggest performers in the industry.

On top of that, OVG has partnered with Live Nation who touches 71 million fans at 26,000 events in nearly 200 venues worldwide. The Live Nation team exists on local, regional and national levels and consists of experienced industry veterans as well as young emerging talent, each with a track record of success. 

The local Live Nation team is led by Jeff Trisler, president of the Seattle division, who is a Seattle native with 36 years of concert promotion experience in Seattle. For the first time in its history, Live Nation made an investment in an arena because of opportunity here at Seattle Center.

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Yes. Seattle has been accepted by the NHL as the League's 32nd franchise. Play will begin in the 2021-22 NHL Season.

Fans were the most important factor in the 2021 decision. The New Arena at Seattle Center development timeline to open for the 2020 season was aggressive, left little margin for error and had the potential for an unfavorable home game schedule. NHL and Seattle Kraken Ownership determined the 2021 franchise launch was the best course of action. We are committed to delivering a world-class arena experience and this timeline allows us to do that.

No. Your priority number will stay the same throughout the entire process.

The wait list is free for fans to sign up and be next in line as season tickets become available. You can join the wait list here.

While we do not have any current job postings, please send your resume to info@seattlekrakenhockey.com along with your desired role at Seattle Kraken and a hiring manager will be in contact if a position opens up.

Please visit us at ReleaseTheKrakenStore.com for merch! 100% of net proceeds through August 21st, 2020 will be donated to local non-profits serving homeless youth.

No. The training facility will still be built on the originally planned timeline.

General Season Tickets are upper and lower level seat locations with these benefits:

  • Price savings over individual game tickets
  • Same seat for 44 home games (22?)
  • Playoff priority

Club Season Tickets are center ice, lower level with additional benefits:

  • Preferred parking
  • Private club access
  • Priority access to select events at the new arena

You can explore our suite and hospitality options here!

Yes. We will provide a variety of payment plan options during the seat selection process.

Yes. You can request a refund of your deposit if you do not want to purchase season tickets.

No. We are sold out of Season Tickets for the Seattle Kraken. Fans can join the waitlist here to get in line for when seats become available.

All details associated with your account will be reviewed at the time season ticket seats are selected.