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The home of the Sacramento Kings, the Golden 1 Center, opened the first full-service music recording studio in a professional sports arena. The franchise was joined by rising star Saweetie to host non-profits Sol Collective and Men’s Leadership Academy to celebrate the space.

“Not only have we redefined the fan experience at Golden 1 Center, but we are also reimagining our world-class performance venue’s relationship with the community,” said Sacramento Kings Chief Technology Officer Ryan Montoya. “Our state-of-the-art recording studio gives athletes and musicians the opportunity to engage in every step of the creative process under one roof, and will also be a premier destination for the community to showcase creativity and learn new skills.”

The studio will be inside the esports training facility and content studio, continuing to build on Golden 1 Center’s reputation of being one of the most technologically advanced arenas in the world. The studio is 1,000 feet in space and can be used for everything from meet-and-greets to community events and accessibility to local musicians. Inside the studio are two redundant 100 gig circuits, Pro Tools, Ableton Push 2 and more.

“Golden 1 Center’s new recording studio gives top talent even more reason to visit Sacramento,” said Saweetie, a native of the area. “When I started making music in Sacramento, there was no place like this where athletes, fans and local talent could collaborate and let their creativity run wild.”


The studio is being headed by the Sacramento Kings Foundation to be a source of profit to support nonprofits in the region and can also be a backstage entertainment lounge for those who will bring their tours to Sacramento.