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Sacramento Kings History

The Sacramento Kings' lineage traces to Rochester, New York, where they played under four names, including the Royals, for 12 years (1945–57). Led by Hall of Famers Bob Davies, Bobby Wanzer and Arnie Risen, the team defeated the New York Knicks to win the NBA championship in 1951, the highlight of a seven-year run in the playoffs.

The Royals moved to Cincinnati for the 1957–58 season and added local college standout Oscar Robertson in 1960. Led by the "Big O," they advanced to the division finals in the 1962–63 and 1963–64 seasons, with the second year featuring contributions from Rookie of the Year Jerry Lucas.

After a five-year run of futility in the late 1960s and early '70s, the team relocated to Kansas City, adopting the name the Kings, as the city's MLB team was already named the Royals. For three years, the franchise divided its home games between Kansas City and Omaha, Nebraska, and were known as the Kansas City-Omaha Kings. Led by Coach of the Year Phil Johnson, they made the playoffs in 1974–75. In the 10 seasons that followed as the Kansas City Kings, the team made the playoffs four times, most memorably in 1980–81 behind guard Otis Birdsong.

The franchise relocated to Sacramento in 1985, but failed to post a winning record until the lockout-shortened 1998–99 season, when a team led by Chris Webber, Vlade Divac, Vernon Maxwell, Scot Pollard, and Jon Barry went 27-23. It was the first of eight consecutive seasons in the playoffs, highlighted by a trip to the 2002 Conference Finals.

In 2023, under new coach Mike Brown and All-Stars Domantas Sabonis and De’Aaron Fox, the Kings advanced to the playoffs, ultimately losing in the first round to reigning NBA champions the Golden State Warriors in a close seven-game series. 

Sacramento Kings Team Info

Conference: Western
Division: Pacific
Year Founded: 1923
Team Colors: Purple, Slate Gray, Black
Team Rivals: Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors

Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center

The Sacramento Kings play their home games at Golden 1 Center, located in the Downtown Commons (DOCO) business and entertainment district. From the venue's modern creature comforts, to amenities such as public art and farm-to-fork concessions, to interactive resources that earned the distinction as "the highest-tech stadium in sports," Golden 1 Center offers a fan experience like no other. As of 2022, Golden 1 Center also boasts an innovative feature that has reignited the fanbase as a beam of purple light flashes from the venue into the night sky after every Kings victory, inspiring the rallying chant “Light the Beam” and dubbing the 2022–23 squad “The Beam Team.”


The Sacramento Kings’ 2023–24 regular season kicks off in October at Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, when the Kings face off against the Utah Jazz. The Kings host their home opener against the Golden State Warriors on October 27. The Kings play their final game of the regular season at home against Western Conference opponents the Portland Trail Blazers. Here’s a list of key games to keep an eye on: 

  • 10/25 @ Utah Jazz
  • 10/27 vs. Golden State Warriors
  • 10/29 vs. Los Angeles Lakers
  • 11/01 @ Golden State Warriors
  • 11/15 @ Los Angeles Lakers
  • 12/02 vs. Denver Nuggets
  • 12/22 vs. Phoenix Suns
  • 12/31 @ Memphis Grizzlies
  • 01/25 @ Golden State Warriors
  • 02/14 @ Denver Nuggets
  • 03/13 vs. Los Angeles Lakers
  • 04/12 vs. Phoenix Suns
  • 04/14 vs. Portland Trail Blazers

A printable schedule for the Sacramento Kings' 2023-24 season can be found here.

Tickets for the 2023–24 regular season can be purchased on Ticketmaster, the Official Ticket Marketplace of the Sacramento Kings.

The Sacramento Kings have made one appearance in the NBA Finals and won once in 1951 as the Rochester Royals.

All 30 teams will participate in the Group Play stage of the NBA In-Season Tournament. Here’s a list of the Sacramento Kings’ Group West C matchups: 

  • 11/10 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 11/17 @ San Antonio Spurs
  • 11/24 @ Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 11/28 vs. Golden State Warriors

The Sacramento Kings play at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. The seating map for Golden 1 Center can be viewed here.


Rating: 4.2 out of 5 based on 1379 reviews
  • Rating: 5 out of 5


    by J. M. on 5/5/23


  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Support from Japan

    by KAZUYA on 5/3/23Golden 1 Center - Sacramento

    I'm here from Japan to support you! The result was disappointing, but the atmosphere of the arena, including food and drink, was wonderful.

  • Rating: 4 out of 5

    Great Experience!

    by trish_b_smokin_209 on 5/3/23Golden 1 Center - Sacramento

    I recently went to the G1C for game 7 of Kings vs Warriors. Everything was great, except for the seating. I'm a big, beautiful woman and I was uncomfortable with the size of the seats in the arena. They discriminate against people like me who are a little bigger than some others. That's why I didn't give 5 stars.

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Kings fans are in for a treat for the next decade

    by R. M. on 5/2/23

    Kings are back, and a problem in the West! Warriors got lucky this year, but we’re trending up!! Pacific Division Champs let’s goooo!!

  • Rating: 3 out of 5

    No love for the UPPER

    by Bang bang on 4/29/23Golden 1 Center - Sacramento

    Watching a game upper level @ the G1C is not a great experience. No leg room and they don’t even pass out T-shirt’s or anything upstairs. SMH terrible

  • Rating: 4 out of 5

    Playoff Vibes

    by Rey on 4/29/23Golden 1 Center - Sacramento

    Couldn't help but feel the vibe of the City change. You can feel the excitement everywhere as you see KINGS signs, flags, billboards... We just had to support our team, our city and attend game one of our playoff run. Here we are now going to our 4th home game for game 7... Hoping we get the win and face our long time rivals, The Lakers.... The chants of Beat LA are already sounding off in my head along with all the memories of that last playoff run. Let's Go Sacramento, Stand up and Light The Beam.

  • Rating: 5 out of 5


    by E. M. on 4/26/23

    The atmosphere was unbelievable! Fans going wild for the kings!

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    GAME II Sac vs Warriors

    by Elle on 4/23/23Golden 1 Center - Sacramento

    The experience was exhilerating! The atmosphere was full of energy driven by emotion and desire for a Kings' victory. THE KINGS DELIVERED!!!! AWESOME! It was the most intense and exciting Kings' game I attended!

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Kings game 2 playoffs

    by Kile on 4/21/23Golden 1 Center - Sacramento

    The expiernce was great the fans were loud and the arena was booming. The kings won it was great game best kings game I have ever been to.

  • Rating: 5 out of 5


    by KingsFan on 4/21/23Golden 1 Center - Sacramento

    The energy in G1 stadium was unbelievable! What an experience! 💜