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List of NBA Teams & Arenas


The National Basketball Association (NBA) was established in 1946 and it quickly grew into one of the biggest sports organizations in the entire world. Today there are 30 NBA teams that each play 82 games every regular season. Once the regular season has finished, the best 16 teams proceed to the playoffs and compete for the coveted NBA championship.

With so many teams and stadium names to remember, we decided to put together this helpful list of NBA teams and arenas. You can use the list to help you track which NBA stadiums you've visited or to learn more about each team and their specific arena.


Team Name Arena Name Arena Location Seating Capacity Opening Year

Atlanta Hawks

State Farm Arena

Atlanta, Georgia

18,118

1999

Boston Celtics

TD Garden

Boston, Massachusetts

18,624

1995

Brooklyn Nets

Barclays Center

Brooklyn, New York

17,732

2012

Charlotte Hornets

Spectrum Center

Charlotte, North Carolina

19,077

2005

Chicago Bulls

United Center

Chicago, Illinois

20,917

1994

Cleveland Cavaliers

Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

Cleveland, Ohio

19,432

1994

Dallas Mavericks

American Airlines Center

Dallas, Texas

19,200

2001

Denver Nuggets

Pepsi Center

Denver, Colorado

19,520

1999

Detroit Pistons

Little Caesars Arena

Detroit, Michigan

20,491

2017

Golden State Warriors

Chase Center

San Francisco, California

18,064

2019

Houston Rockets

Toyota Center

Houston, Texas

18,055

2003

Indiana Pacers

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Indianapolis, Indiana

17,923

1999

Los Angeles Clippers

Staples Center

Los Angeles, California

19,068

1999

Los Angeles Lakers

Staples Center

Los Angeles, California

19,068

1999

Memphis Grizzlies

FedEx Forum

Memphis, Tennessee

17,794

2004

Miami Heat

American Airlines Arena

Miami, Florida

19,600

1999

Milwaukee Bucks

Fiserv Forum

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

17,500

2018

Minnesota Timberwolves

Target Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

18,978

1990

New Orleans Pelicans

Smoothie King Center

New Orleans, Louisiana

16,867

1999

New York Knicks

Madison Square Garden

New York City, New York

19,812

1968

Oklahoma City Thunder

Chesapeake Energy Arena

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

18,203

2002

Orlando Magic

Amway Center

Orlando, Florida

18,846

2010

Philadelphia 76ers

Wells Fargo Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

20,478

1996

Phoenix Suns

Talking Stick Resort Arena

Phoenix, Arizona

18,055

1992

Portland Trail Blazers

Moda Center

Portland, Oregon

19,441

1995

Sacramento Kings

Golden 1 Center

Sacramento, California

17,583

2016

San Antonio Spurs

AT&T Center

San Antonio, Texas

18,418

2002

Toronto Raptors

Scotiabank Arena

Toronto, Ontario

19,800

1999

Utah Jazz

Vivint Smart Home Arena

Salt Lake City, Utah

18,306

1991

Washington Wizards

Capital One Arena

Washington, D.C.

20,356

1997

Eastern Conference


  • Atlanta Hawks (State Farm Arena)
  • Boston Celtics (TD Garden)
  • Brooklyn Nets (Barclays Center)
  • Charlotte Hornets (Spectrum Center)
  • Chicago Bulls (United Center)
  • Cleveland Cavaliers (Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse)
  • Detroit Pistons (Little Caesars Arena)
  • Indiana Pacers (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
  • Miami Heat (American Airlines Arena)
  • Milwaukee Bucks (Fiserv Forum)
  • New York Knicks (Madison Square Garden)
  • Orlando Magic (Amway Center)
  • Philadelphia 76ers (Wells Fargo Center)
  • Toronto Raptors (Scotiabank Arena)
  • Washington Wizards (Capital One Arena)

Western Conference


  • Dallas Mavericks (American Airlines Center)
  • Denver Nuggets (Pepsi Center)
  • Golden State Warriors (Chase Center)
  • Houston Rockets (Toyota Center)
  • Los Angeles Clippers (Staples Center)
  • Los Angeles Lakers (Staples Center)
  • Memphis Grizzlies (FedExForum)
  • Minnesota Timberwolves (Target Center)
  • New Orleans Pelicans (Smoothie King Center)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
  • Phoenix Suns (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
  • Portland Trail Blazers (Moda Center)
  • Sacramento Kings (Golden 1 Center)
  • San Antonio Spurs (AT&T Center)
  • Utah Jazz (Vivint Smart Home Arena)


Fun Facts About NBA Teams & Arenas


  • California contains the most NBA teams (4) out of any state.
  • NBA arena names change frequently as new deals are made with sponsors.
  • Madison Square Garden is the only arena that is not named after a corporation.
  • Staples Center is the only NBA arena shared by two teams (the Lakers and Clippers).
  • The Golden State Warriors are the only team whose name does not include a city or a state.
  • The Toronto Raptors are the only team in the NBA that does not reside in the United
  • There are 28 states that do not have an NBA team and 4 states that have more than one NBA team (New York, Texas, California, and Florida).
  • San Francisco's Chase Center is the newest stadium in the league (2019) whereas New York City's Madison Square Garden is the oldest (1968).
  • Chicago's United Center is the largest arena in the NBA with a seating capacity of 20,917. The New Orleans Smoothie King Center is the smallest arena with a seating capacity of 16,867.

NBA Map


We love basketball here at GeoJango Maps. That's why we decided to create a NBA Teams Map to showcase the locations of every NBA team and their respective arenas. You can use this Basketball Map to keep track of which arenas you've visited or which ones you would like to visit in the future.

It also makes a great gift for basketball enthusiasts who can use this NBA Map to decorate their home and show support for their favorite team!