Welcome to Seattle

NCAA Basketball Fans

We’re so excited to welcome you under our roof to watch the best in women’s collegiate basketball.

As your host, we want you to enjoy your time in the Emerald City and have put together some helpful information to make the most of your stay.

 About us

About us

First, let’s introduce ourselves! Climate Pledge Arena, located at Seattle Center, is a complete redevelopment of an historic landmark originally built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. It is an industry first, including being the first net zero certified arena in the world. The arena is home to the NHL’s Seattle Kraken, WNBA’s Seattle Storm, and the world’s biggest performers of live music and events.

Climate Pledge Arena serves as a long-lasting and regular reminder of the urgent need for climate action. The Climate Pledge, which was founded by Amazon and Global Optimism in 2019, is a commitment from companies globally to be net zero carbon by 2040.

Arriving early or staying late? Book a guided tour

This expertly guided, behind-the-scenes journey tells the story and transformation of Climate Pledge Arena, from the 1962 World’s Fair to the $1.15B redevelopment completed in October 2021.

Learn how the most sustainable arena in the world operates and brings the best in entertainment to life while exploring areas of the arena not typically open to the public, like team locker rooms, star dressing rooms, and the owner’s suite located at center ice.

Book your guided tour

Explore Seattle Center

Connect to the extraordinary at Seattle Center, an active civic, arts and family gathering place in the core of our region.

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, our purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities.

Seattle Center
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Public transit is the fastest (and greenest) way to get to Climate Pledge Arena! Plus, every NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Regionals ticket comes with a FREE public transit pass to use on your journey to and from the arena. Directions for access your transit pass are included below.

With expanded Light Rail service and easy parking at most stations, public transit is an easy, hassle-free way to get to your event. Seattle Center Monorail provides direct service between downtown’s Westlake Center (400 Pine Street, Seattle) and Seattle Center (close walking distance to Climate Pledge Arena).

Climate Pledge Arena and Seattle Center are also serviced by extensive bus service routes.

How to access your free transit pass on event nights

  1. You’ll need to download the Seattle Kraken Mobile App to access your free public transit pass. Your free public transit pass is available for use 2 hours before doors open and 2 hours after the games.
  2. Create an account for the Seattle Kraken Mobile App. (Optional)
  3. Tap on “Ticketing” to link your account with your Ticketmaster account – you’ll need your Ticketmaster login to connect and receive a valid transit pass.
  4. Tap on “Travel” and follow the directions below to redeem your free transit pass.

Download the Seattle Kraken Mobile App

Arena guide

Review the full arena guide for frequently asked questions, policies, and more information about offerings inside the arena.

Bag Policy

If necessary, guests are permitted to bring:
ONE CLEAR BAG that does not exceed 14″w x 14″h x 6″d in size 
small clutches/purses/wallets that do not exceed 4.5″x 6.5″ in size

Mask & Vaccination Policy

In compliance with local health authorities,
Climate Pledge Arena will no longer require guests
to wear a mask, provide proof of vaccination or a negative test
to attend games, concerts, or events. 

Additional requirements like mask wearing,
proof of vaccination or a negative test is up to the
discretion of the event, and may require additional verification.
Please see each event page for the event’s specific requirements.

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Water Bottle Policy

Reusable (non-glass) water bottles are permitted. 
Bottles must be no larger than 32 oz and must empty upon entry, including ice.

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited for use, possession, display, or
distribution at, on, or within Climate Pledge Arena:

  • Professional Cameras, detachable lenses or external flash units, or recording equipment (aside from smartphones) for audio, image, or video recording purposes
  • Weapons including guns, firearms, knives of any size, stunguns/tasers, bats or poles
  • Martial arts weapons, night sticks, nunchucks, billy clubs, self-defense sprays to include mace & pepper spray
  • Noisemaking devices of any kind including whistles, air horns, vuvuzelas, and cow bells
  • Laptops and tablets
  • Any other item deemed inappropriate or dangerous by
  • Climate Pledge Arena and its league affiliates, in their sole discretion

Review the full list of prohibited items in the arena guide.