The 2019-2020 National Basketball Association season tipped off on Tuesday, October 22nd, and the chase for the championship has begun. If you're looking to be part of the action this season, here are the hospitality career opportunities you can explore at your favorite NBA arenas.
Benefits of Working at an Arena:
- Get Paid to be Part of the Excitement
You get to be part of the game-day experience – and sports history if you are working when one of those magical moments happens.
- Enjoy Special Perks
As an employee of the arena, you are likely to get VIP perks, including meals and generous discounts.
- Take Advantage of a Non-Traditional Schedule
Often career opportunities include seasonal and part-time positions, which translate to shorter time commitments. With working hours typically on nights, weekends, and holidays, these jobs are perfect for students, teachers, and retirees, as well as for those looking to earn a second income.
- Opportunities to Advance
With significant foodservice operations come big opportunities to develop your leadership skills and get on the fast track advancing your career in hospitality.
American Airlines Arena (Miami, FL)
Constructed in 1998 as a replacement for the old and outdated Miami Arena and designed by the architecture firms Arquitectonica and 360 Architecture, the American Airlines Arena is home to the Miami Heat.
Amway Center (Orlando, FL)
Home to the National Basketball Association's Orlando Magic, The Amway Center is a sport and entertainment venue part of Downtown Orlando's Master Plan 3; a plan that also involves improvements to Camping World Stadium and the completion of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
American Airlines Center (Dallas, TX)
American Airlines Center opened in 2001 and serves as the home arena for the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. American Airlines acquired the multi-purpose arena's naming rights in 1999 for $195M.
AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX)
Home to the San Antonio Spurs, the AT&T Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena on the east side of San Antonio, Texas.
Barclays Center (Brooklyn, NY)
Barclays Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The arena is home to the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association.
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indianapolis, IN)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the home of the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association and the Indiana Fever of the Women's National Basketball Association. This indoor arena is located in Downtown Indianapolis and opened in November 1999 to replace Market Square Arena.
Capital One Arena (Washington, DC)
Located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. This arena sits atop the Gallery Place rapid transit station of the Washington Metro. The Capital One Arena is the proud home of the Washington Wizards.
Chase Center (San Francisco, CA)
Home venue to the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Chase Center is a multi-purpose arena in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco, California.
Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City, OK)
Formerly known as the Ford Center and Oklahoma City Arena, the Chesapeake Energy Arena has served as the home venue for the National Basketball Association's Oklahoma City Thunder since 2008.
FedExForum (Memphis, TN)
Located in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, the FedExForum is the home of the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA and the NCAA Division I men's basketball program at the University of Memphis.
Fiserv Forum (Milwaukee, WI)
Home of the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association and the Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball team of Marquette University. The Fiserv Forum is a multi-purpose arena located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Golden 1 Center (Sacramento, CA)
The Golden 1 Center, located in downtown Sacramento, California, replaced the Sleep Train Arena in 2016 as the home of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.
Little Caesars Arena (Detroit, MI)
Little Caesars Arena is the home of the National Basketball Association's Detroit Pistons. The arena's design itself was cited for having been heavily influenced by The Bell Centre in Montreal.
Madison Square Garden (New York, NY)
The home of the NY Knicks, Madison Square Garden, known as The Garden or as MSG, is a multi-purpose indoor arena in New York City.
Moda Center (Portland, OR)
Originally named the "Rose Garden" to reflect Portland's reputation as the Rose City, the Moda Center is home to the Portland Trail Blazers. It is the primary indoor sports arena in Portland, Oregon.
Pepsi Center (Denver, CO)
Pepsi Center is the home of the National Basketball Association's Denver Nuggets, and frequently serves as a concert venue when it's not in use by the NBA.
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (Cleveland, OH)
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is a multi-purpose arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The building is the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.
Staples Center (Los Angeles, CA)
Staples Center is the home of four professional sports franchises: the National Basketball Association's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association, and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League.
State Farm Arena (Atlanta, GA)
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, The State Farm Arena serves as the home venue for the National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks and the Women's National Basketball Association's Atlanta Dream.
Scotiabank Arena (Toronto, Canada)
Formerly known as Air Canada Centre from 1999 to2018, the Scotiabank Arena is home to the National Basketball Association's Toronto Raptors.
Spectrum Center (Charlotte, NC)
Owned by the city of Charlotte, the Spectrum Center's primary tenant is the National Basketball Association's Charlotte Hornets. The arena seats 19,077 for NBA games and can expand to seat 20,200 for college basketball games.
Smoothie King Center (New Orleans, LA)
The Smoothie King Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena and home to National Basketball Association's New Orleans Pelicans.
TD Garden (Boston, MA)
Home to the National Basketball Association's Boston Celtics, the recently refurbished TD Garden offers a whole new level of delicious food and beverages to fans.
Talking Stick Resort Arena (Phoenix, AZ)
Known as America West Arena from 1992 to 2006 and as US Airways Center from 2006 to 2015, the Talking Stick Resort Arena is home to the Phoenix Suns.
Target Center (Minneapolis, MN)
Home to the National Basketball Association's Minnesota Timberwolves and the Women's National Basketball Association's Minnesota Lynx, the Target Center is a multi-purpose arena located in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Toyota Center (Houston, TX)
Home to the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association, the Toyota Center once served as the home to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League.
United Center (Chicago, IL)
United Center, named after its corporate sponsor, United Airlines, is the home of the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls.
Vivint Smart Home Arena (Salt Lake City, UT)
Home to the Utah Jazz, the Vivint Smart Home Arena located in Salt Lake City, is well known for being one of the hardest places to play for visiting teams in the NBA.
Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, PA)
Located in Philadelphia, the Wells Fargo Center serves as the home of the National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers.