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A look inside the new Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle ahead of the opening of Kraken

After first starting business in late 2018, Seattle The all-new Climate Pledge Arena is getting ready for its unveiling this week.

Foo Fighters and Death Cab for Cutie was officially christened during a charity parade on Wednesday, and Coldplay is scheduled to perform at the grand opening Friday. Next, the Kraken will face the Ice Kraken on their first home appearance against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.

With a final price of $1.15 billion, the 740,000-square-foot stadium is twice the size of the previous KeyArena with the capacity to seat 17,100 fans for a National Hockey League game and closer to 18,000 fans for a concert or basketball game.

Alaska Airlines lobby in Climate Pledge Arena.

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The Alaska Airlines Atrium is the central meeting place on the plaza.

The Alaska Airlines Atrium is the central meeting place on the plaza.

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The new structure maintains Ceiling at an angle of 40 million pounds from the previous square, which was built for the 1962 World’s Fair and later granted prominence. The arena lives up to its name with many eco-friendly features with on-site solar panels and a “rain skate” system that collects rainwater from the roof to make ice for the NHL.

The architects, Populous, designed the interior of the plaza to have a perfect flow, making navigation easier than the previous KeyArena. Approximately 85% of fans are expected to enter through the Alaska Air Lounge on the south side of the arena and then descend to their seats. Unlike many other arenas, most seating at Climate Pledge Arena is underground.