Published on November 21st, 2013 | by Ath letize


The Most Expensive NBA Arenas To Build

Have you ever been watching an NBA basketball game on TV, or actually been sitting in the professional stadium, and wondered how much it costs to build such a large building that’s able to cater to thousands of crazy fans? If so, then this infographic of The Most Expensive NBA Arenas is perfect for you! Even if you haven’t caught yourself wondering about the costs to build these marvelous arenas, it’s still interesting to know which NBA arenas were the most expensive to build, and which ones were least expensive. It makes for a great conversation topic when talking about sports in general.

Below you’ll find an amazing infographic detailing and ranking the costs of each current NBA arena. The costs have been converted(using the consumer price index) into 2013 dollars as to give a level playing field for each arena.

The Most Expensive NBA Arenas to Build

  1. BARCLAYS CENTER: Brooklyn Nets, $1.02 Billion
  2. MADISON SQUARE GARDEN: New York Knicks, $784 Million
  3. AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER: Dallas Mavericks, $554 Million
  4. STAPLES CENTER: Los Angeles Lakers & Clippers, $525 Million
  5. AMWAY CENTER: Orland Magic, $514 Million
  6. MODA CENTER: Portland Trail Blazers, $401 Million
  7. VERIZON CENTER: Washington Wizards, $378 Million
  8. AIR CANADA CENTRE: Toronto Raptors, $342 Million
  9. WELLS FARGO CENTER: Philadelphia 76ers, $313 Million
  10. TIME WARNER CABLE ARENA: Charlotte Bobcats, $311 Million
  11. FEDEXFORUM: Memphis Grizzlies, $309 Million
  12. PHILIPS ARENA: Atlanta Hawks, $299 Million
  13. AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA: Miami Heat, $298 Million
  14. UNITED CENTER: Chicago Bulls, $276 Million
  15. PEPSI CENTER: Denver Nuggets, $262 Million
  16. TD GARDEN: Boston Celtics, $259 Million
  17. BANKERS LIFE FIELDHOUSE: Indiana Pacers, $256 Million
  18. TOYOTA CENTER: Houston Rockets, $256 Million
  19. AT&T CENTER: San Antonio Spurs, $241 Million
  20. TARGET CENTER: Minnesota Timberwolves, $186 Million
  21. BMO HARRIS BRADLEY CENTER: Milwaukee Bucks, $180 Million
  22. ORACLE ARENA: Golden State Warriors, $180 Million
  23. NEW ORLEANS ARENA: New Orleans Pelicans, $160 Million
  24. ENERGYSOLUTIONS ARENA: Utah Jazz, $159 Million
  25. QUICKEN LOANS ARENA: Cleveland Cavaliers, $157 Million
  26. US AIRWAYS CENTER: Phoenix Suns, $150 Million
  27. THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS: Detroit Pistons, $138 Million
  28. CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA: Oklahoma City Thunder, $116 Million
  29. SLEEP TRAIN ARENA: Sacramento Kings, $79 Million
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