Sleep Train Arena Still in Use — For Now

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Saturday's final Kings game at Sleep Train Arena was not the last event at the site. The building will be maintained and available for bookings until the Golden 1 Center opens downtown in the fall.

Currently, a swap meet is scheduled for April 16 at Sleep Train, and the venue will host a Selena Gomez concert on May 10. Other events will be announced soon, according to the Kings organization, which still manages the site.

The future of the Sleep Train Arena property is something the city and the Kings organization (Sacramento Basketball Holdings, LLC) are working on.

"At the anchor of the project needs to be an economic engine," said Sacramento Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby, who represents Natomas on the Sacramento City Council.

Educational campuses, hospitals and tech sites are among the types of businesses the city would like to see on the property.

Ashby said the arena site will not sit idle very long.

"The site itself, the 180 acres, is financially a part of the portfolio of what the Kings organization is doing in our region," Ashby said Monday. "And so, they need to push the project forward in order to finish the funding components on other parts of their portfolio in our region."

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