Portland Trail Blazers
An indoor sports arena located in Portland, Oregon, the Moda Center serves as home court for the National basketball Association’s Portland Trailblazers.
It was originally named the Rose Garden when it opened in 1995 and is large enough to accommodate a variety of different entertainment and sporting events.
The arena is owned by Vulcan Inc., which is a holding company owned by Trailblazers’ owner Paul Allen.
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The indoor arena also serves as the home for the major junior hockey team, the Portland Winterhawks in the Western Hockey League. The team splits playing its home games at the Moda Center, as well as the Memorial Coliseum.
• Capacity: 19,441
• Opened: October 12, 1995
• Location: 4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, New York 10001
• Ground was broken on the stadium on July 12, 1993 and lasted just over 2 years as the arena opened on October 12, 1995 as the Rose Garden.
• In 2007 the Trailblazers and Vulcan Inc. announced their plans to pursue a corporate partner to buy naming rights for the stadium, in hopes of having the new name settled on in time for the 2008-2009 NBA season.
• In August of 2013, the Trailblazers and Moda Health announced that they had agreed on a 10-year deal to rename the arena the Moda Center.
• The Trailblazers previously played at the Memorial Coliseum which only seated 12,888 fans, and was deemed as subpar for NBA arena standards as early as the 1980s.
Past and Current Teams
Portland Trail Blazers (NBA) (1995–present)
Portland Winterhawks (WHL) (1995–present)
Portland Forest Dragons (AFL) (1997–1999)
Portland Pythons (WISL) (1998–1999)
Portland Fire (WNBA) (2000–2002)
Portland LumberJax (NLL) (2006–2009)
Portland Thunder/Steel (AFL) (2014–present)