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Sports Business Journal names Climate Pledge Arena sports facility of the year
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Sports Business Journal names Climate Pledge Arena sports facility of the year

SEATTLE — Climate Pledge Arena was named sports facility of the year at the Sports Business Journal's (SBJ) annual award show in New York City.

The home of the Seattle Storm, Kraken and top artists was lauded for its unique $1.15 billion project in which it kept the "Key Arena" roof intact.

SBJ posted the following blurb about Climate Pledge Arena, "The $1.15 billion project was more complex than probably any North American stadium or arena, owing to the tight footprint of the site and the engineering undertakings: preserving the roof, propping it up (44 million pounds), then building a new arena beneath it. Home to the NHL Seattle Kraken and WNBA Seattle Storm, the venue’s naming-rights deal with Amazon supports environmental sustainability efforts and is backed up with substance inside. "There is nothing more important than saving our earth," Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke said on stage. "So, come join us and our commitment towards sustainability."

Climate Pledge Arena tweeted their gratitude: "Beyond humbled. Beyond grateful. Beyond Proud."

All of SBJ's winners can be found here.


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