In sports, the idea of ranking a player or team is as fundamental as the game itself—at least in the eyes of the media and fans. It represents the source of endless conversational and talk show fodder, if not spirited debates encompassed within those.
But what about the venues that those players and teams play in? We often take them for granted, but given the fact that professional sports teams are billion-dollar businesses, wouldn’t it make sense to have the best possible “home” for those teams and players – more importantly, a home that owners want fans to visit?
In that spirt, we’ve decided to rank the 29 arenas that National Basketball Association (NBA) teams call home, heading into the 2019-2020 season:
29. Target Center (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Prior to the Minneapolis City Council approving renovation plans for the home of the Minnesota Timberwolves (and Minnesota Wild), the Target center was in need of a revamp — reflected in this current ranking of dead last among all sporting venues.
Given the preference for football in the area, and given how brutal the winters in Minnesota can be, the stadiums “powers that be” have constantly pondered how to make attending these games more fan friendly — even if the product on the court hasn’t always held up their end of the business deal.