New Venue, New Hotel, New Shops and Meeting Opportunities
The Sacramento Kings plan to build a 16-story, 715,000-square-foot tower adjacent to the new downtown Entertainment and Sports Center, which broke ground this past summer. The first four floors of the tower, which will take up an entire city block, will be made up of a grand lobby, retail space, offices and hotel amenities. There will be 250 hotel rooms on the fifth and 11th floors, with 69 residences filling the top five floors. “We believe this project will help usher in an economic renaissance for Sacramento’s downtown core,” said Todd Chapman, president of JMA Ventures, the firm developing the area surrounding the arena. “It’s truly a vibrant and civic space that promises to provide a unique shopping, dining and entertainment experience for the entire Sacramento region.”
Together the arena and tower will change the face of downtown. “This is something we could have only dreamed about a few years ago, and here it is coming to fruition,” Assistant City Manager John Dangberg said. Being America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, the project wouldn’t be complete without a tower garden, which will be used to grow produce for chefs working in the restaurants at the arena site. Team officials said they intend to have the project completed by the time the new arena opens in September 2016.
With these highly anticipated projects, Sacramento is already on the radar of meeting planners and sports committees. Just last week NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament “March Madness” officials announced they are coming to Sacramento in 2017! If you’re interested in booking your meeting or event in our new downtown, click here for our sales team.
Quotes and project information provided by Ryan Lillis of The Sacramento Bee.