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Climate Pledge Arena Announces Details of Grand Opening Week

Climate Pledge Arena and the Seattle Kraken today announce details of the highly anticipated opening week to celebrate Seattle’s brand-new arena at Seattle Center. Home of the 32nd NHL team Seattle Kraken, and the 4-time WNBA Champion Seattle Storm, the 18,000-seat privately financed sports and entertainment arena will open its doors in just 14 days.

The project broke ground December of 2018 and has undergone an unparalleled transformation to create a brand-new arena under the historic roof. Opening week activities celebrate the work of the thousands of construction, trade and craft workers who have worked on the project and honor our community partners and neighbors.

The opening week also celebrates the vitality of Seattle Center as it approaches the 60th Anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair, in April 2022, the legacy of an arts and cultural hub and public gathering place that fair founders envisioned. New initiatives, like Climate Pledge Arena, spur continued care and investment that will sustain Seattle Center long into the future.

Climate Pledge Arena’s Grand Opening Week will include several large-scale and high-profile events including:

Tidy Uptown Neighborhood Cleanup:

  • Sunday, October 17, 2021 10am – 12pm
  • Climate Pledge Arena joins the Tidy Uptown, Uptown Alliance, and the Uptown Arts District for a neighborhood cleanup including trash pickup and graffiti cleanup.
  • Volunteers are invited to meet at Counterbalance Park. Learn more at

VenuesNow Conference 2021

  • October 21-22, 2021
  • Industry leaders of live entertainment facilities converge at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center to cover all topic of the sports and entertainment business: Technology, Operations, Sustainability, Security, Sanitization, Tenants & Teams, Branding & Sponsorships, Ticketing, Concessions and more.
  • 2021 Conference view discussions through the lens of sustainability and coincide with the opening of Climate Pledge Arena
  • Registrations and information available at

Climate Pledge Arena Ribbon Cutting:

  • Friday, October 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm
  • South Plaza at Climate Pledge Arena in front of the Alaska Airlines Atrium
  • Leadership from Climate Pledge Arena, Oak View Group, Seattle Center, Seattle Kraken, Amazon, and Mortenson, and invited guests will speak and celebrate this momentous occasion

The Grand Opening – Coldplay

  • Friday, October 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm
  • Seven-time GRAMMY Award winning Coldplay perform a unique show presented by Amazon Music. Streaming live on Amazon at 7:00 pm
  • Tickets are sold out with very limited VIP packages available. Visit for more info

Seattle Kraken vs Vancouver Canucks

  • Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm
  • It’s here! The inaugural home game for the 32nd NHL Expansion team.

Climate Pledge Arena Community Day

Harvest Market, brought to you by The Climate Pledge

  • Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Harvest Market brought to you by The Climate Pledge. Full Harvest Market with over 20 purveyors of local food and beverages all located at Seattle Center
  • Curated by Seattle Farmers Market Association

Community Stage presented by KEXP at Fisher Green with live local band performances by:

  • Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Hosted by KEXP DJ Personalities Eva and Kennady
  • Terror/Cactus – 11:00 am
  • Chong the Nomad – 12:00 pm
  • Shaina Shepherd – 1:00 pm
  • Hollis – 2:10 pm
  • Open to all ages and free admission

Climate Pledge Arena Community Open House

  • Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Free and open to the public
  • Come experience Climate Pledge Arena, your new home for hockey, basketball, music, family events and so much more. Preview the concourses and bowl.
  • In accordance with Washington State, all guests will be required to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 to enter Climate Pledge Arena
  • RSVP for free tickets at

Climate Pledge Arena, located at Seattle Center, is a complete redevelopment of an historic landmark, originally built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. It will be an industry first, including being the first net zero certified arena in the world. Home to the NHL’s Seattle Kraken, WNBA’s Seattle Storm, and the world’s biggest performers of live music and events, Climate Pledge Arena will open October 22, 2021. 

Climate Pledge Arena will serve as a long-lasting and regular reminder of the urgent need for climate action. The Climate Pledge, which was founded by Amazon and Global Optimism in 2019, is a commitment from companies globally to be net zero carbon by 2040. Visit

About Seattle Center 

Connect to the extraordinary at Seattle Center, an active civic, arts and family gathering place in the core of our region. More than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations that reside on the grounds, together with a broad range of public and community programs, create thousands of events on the 74-acre campus and attract over 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, part of Uptown Arts & Cultural District and home to Climate Pledge Arena, the first certified zero carbon arena in the world, our purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Activities at the Center generate $1.864 billion in business activity and $631 million in labor income.

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