Sacramento Kings Tickets

The Verizon Center located in Washington D.C. is inviting residents of the area to witness an upcoming game that will present two of National Basketball Association’s most renowned teams. Prepare as the Sacramento Kings challenge the Washington Wizards at their home ground. Known as one of Washington D.C.’s most popular sports’ complexes, the Verizon Center has been drawing in masses for years now. Recent events such as the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, NCAA Men’s Frozen Four Hockey Championship and concerts namely Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, Lady Gaga’s the Monster Ball Tour and Diana Ross’s Return to Love Tour are few of the showcases that have been sold out. Sacramento Kings tickets are predicted to follow a similar trend that is why fans who are interested should book their tickets in advance.


Sacramento Kings


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Defending Team

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The upcoming sports event promises to bring forth two basketball franchises that have been actively partaking in local and international games for years now. The teams that will compete for the big win include the Sacramento Kings and the Washington Wizards. The event is a regular season game and the winner will increase its season-end score. Expected to take place at the Verizon Center, the game can be witnessed by approximately twenty thousand spectators. Inaugurated in 1997, the arena is situated in the Chinatown area. Costing a whopping amount of three hundred and eighty dollars to construct, the stadium is a multi-purpose vicinity, known for hosting basketball games, ice hockey tournaments and concerts. Currently owned by the Monumental Sports and Entertainment Company, the facility provides its grounds to teams namely the Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics, Georgetown Hoyas and the Washington Wizards.

Introducing the Sacramento Kings

The team that will be challenging the Wizards i.e. the Sacramento Kings has been around for nine decades now. Part of Western Conference’s Pacific Division, the Kings played locally before becoming a professional team back in 1945. Initially becoming a part of the National Basketball League, the Kings were known as the Rochester Seagrams. It wasn’t until the team relocated to Sacramento that they started being known as the Sacramento Kings. Currently with Mike Malone as the team’s head coach and Pete D’Alessandro as their general manager, the Sacramento Kings are practicing hard to take on the Washington Wizards. Like all their clashes, this event too will hail in large crowds.

Franchise History

The Sacramento Kings started off by playing in Rochester, New York. The team was called the Rochester Seagrams and was a semi-professional team financed by a local distillery company. Even though many professional teams folded during the era of the Great Depression, the Rochester Seagrams was able to stay afloat. During the forties, the franchise remained under the watch of a basketball hall of famer player, Les Harrison who started working on the team’s talent and strategy.

As their game improved, the Seagrams became a natural candidate for the National Basketball League after the end of World War II. By this time the Rochester Seagram had changed their name to the Rochester Pros. Invited to compete in NBL’s 1945 season, the team surprised audiences by bagging the NBL Championship title of the season. After their entry into the NBL, the team started being known as the Royals. Competing in the NBL for 3 seasons, the Royals were seen moving to the Basketball Association of America in 1948. However as the BAA and NBL merged to become the National Basketball Association, the Royals became less profitable. It was a year later when the franchise regained its popularity winning the 1951 NBL Championship Trophy.

Name Changes & Current Stance

Since the team became a part of the NBA, it underwent several location and name changes. In 1957 the Royals relocated to Cincinnati to become the Cincinnati Royals. Playing there for fifteen years, the Cincinnati team moved to Kansas City and became known as the Kansas City Kings. It wasn’t until 1985 when the Kings relocated to Sacramento and became the Sacramento Kings. The team’s current roster consists of players namely Cousins, Fredette, Hayes, Landry, McCallum, Outlaw, N’Diaye, McLemore, Salmons, Patterson, Thompson, Thomas, Thornton and Vasquez.


Things to Know about the Sacramento Kings:

  • Traces of Sacramento Kings’ origins date back to the twenties when the team started playing as a semi-professional team in the area of Rochester.
  • The Sacramento Kings have ten retired players namely Nate Archibald, Mitch Richmond, Chris Webber, Bob Davies, Maurice Stokes, Oscar Robertson, Vlade Divac, Jack Twyman, Sam Lacey and the Sixth Man.
  • The Sacramento Kings have produced FIBA Hall of Famer, Vlade Divac who is amongst the six most popular players in the NBA with a record of 9000 rebounds, 13000 points, 1500 blocked shots and 3000 assists.
  • Other Hall of Famers’ include Nate Archibald, Al Cervi, Bob Davies, Jerry Lucas, Arnie Risen, Oscar Robertson, Bobby Wanzer, Jack Twyman, Maurice Stokes and Lester Harrison.
  • Sacramento Kings’ award winning coaches include Phil Johnson and Cotton Fitzsimmons.