Climate Pledge Arena and the Seattle Kraken last week announced details of opening week festivities to celebrate Seattle’s brand-new arena at Seattle Center.

Climate Pledge Arena will serve as the home of the 32nd NHL team Seattle Kraken and the four-time WNBA champions Seattle Storm.

Construction for the 18,000-seat sports and entertainment arena broke ground in December of 2018.

According to a press release, opening week activities celebrate the work of the thousands of construction, trade and craft workers who have worked on the project and honor community partners and neighbors.

Opening week also celebrates “the vitality of Seattle Center as it approaches the 60th Anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair, in April 2022, the legacy of an arts and cultural hub and public gathering place that fair founders envisioned,” according to the release.

Climate Pledge Arena’s Grand Opening Week will include several large-scale and high-profile events


Tidy Uptown Neighborhood Cleanup — 10 a.m. to noon Sunday

Climate Pledge Arena joins the Tidy Uptown Committee of the Uptown Alliance and the Uptown Arts District for a neighborhood cleanup including trash pickup and graffiti cleanup.

Volunteers are invited to meet at Counterbalance Park, 700 Queen Anne Ave. N.


VenuesNow Conference 2021 ­— October 21-22, 2021

Industry leaders of live entertainment facilities converge on McCaw Hall at Seattle Center to cover all topic of the sports and entertainment business: Technology, Operations, Sustainability, Security, Sanitization, Tenants & Teams, Branding & Sponsorships, Ticketing, Concessions and more.

2021 Conference view discussions through the lens of sustainability and coincide with the opening of Climate Pledge Arena

Registrations and information is available at


Climate Pledge Arena Ribbon Cutting — 2 p.m. Oct 22 at the South Plaza at Climate Pledge Arena in front of the Alaska Airlines Atrium

Leadership from Climate Pledge Arena, Oak View Group, Seattle Center, Seattle Kraken, Amazon and Mortenson and invited guests will speak and celebrate the occasion


Seattle Kraken vs. Vancouver Canucks — 7 p.m. Oct 23


Harvest Market hosted by The Climate Pledge — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24

A full Harvest Market with over 20 purveyors of local food and beverages all located at Seattle Center

Community Stage presented by KEXP, hosted by KEXP DJ personalities Eva and Kennady at Fisher Green with live local band performances by:

Terror/Cactus — 11:00 a.m.

Chong the Nomad — noon

Shaina Shepherd — 1 p.m.

Hollis — 2:10 p.m.

Open to all ages and free admission


Climate Pledge Arena Community Open House — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24

Free and open to the public. Preview the concourses and bowl.

In accordance with Washington State, all guests will be required to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 to enter Climate Pledge Arena

RSVP for free tickets at

Go to to see a list of performances or Kraken games or to buy tickets.


About Seattle Center

More than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations that reside on the grounds, together with a broad range of public and community programs, create thousands of events on the 74-acre campus and attract over 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, part of Uptown Arts & Cultural District and home to Climate Pledge Arena, the first certified zero carbon arena in the world, “the purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities.” Activities at the Center generate $1.864 billion in business activity and $631 million in labor income.

Go to for more information about Seattle Center.