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A Guide to the Grand Opening of Climate Pledge Arena

The long-awaited grand opening of Climate Pledge Arena is finally here.

Seattle and the Pacific Northwest have been eagerly awaiting this opening since before the arena broke ground in December of 2018. To celebrate, events will be taking place through Sunday, Oct. 24. The grand opening will be Friday, Oct. 22, when Coldplay takes the stage (tickets are sold out with very limited VIP packages still available).

Here's how the rest of the week is going to go:

Thursday and Friday, Oct. 21-22

VenuesNow Conference 2021
McCaw Hall at Seattle Center
Covering the sports and entertainment business, technology operations, sustainability and more.
$875 or $249 for digital access/On-Demand; register online

Friday, Oct. 22

Climate Pledge Arena Ribbon Cutting
2 p.m.
South Plaza at Climate Pledge Arena in front of the Alaska Airlines Atrium

Saturday, Oct. 23

Seattle Kraken vs. Vancouver Canucks
7 p.m.
The inaugural home game for the Seattle Kraken, the 32nd NHL Expansion team.

Sunday, Oct. 24

Harvest Market, brought to you by The Climate Pledge
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Seattle Center & Community Stage presented by KEXP at Fisher Green
More than 20 food and drink vendors and several live music performances.
Free and open to all-ages

Climate Pledge Arena Community Open House
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Preview the concourses and bowl
Free and open to the public; Register for a free ticket online.