Jeff Bezos just announced Amazon has bought the rights to Seattle's former KeyArena. It will be called Climate Pledge Arena.

Amazon secured naming rights for Seattle's downtown arena that will house the new NHL team as well as the WNBA's Storm, but the company's name will not appear anywhere on the building.
Instead, the arena will be called Climate Pledge Arena and will feature several green initiatives.
"We’re naming it Climate Pledge Arena as a regular reminder of the urgent need for climate action." said Bezos
Climate Pledge Arena is trying to become the first arena in the world to earn net zero carbon certification by the International Living Future Institute.
Among the unique features:
• Ice for hockey games will be made from recaptured rainwater. Leiweke said there will be a "massive tank hidden underground next to the building" that can collect rainwater from the roof, but the team is also figuring out a way for people in the community to bring in rainwater from their own backyards.
• All events will be "zero waste" -- a decision, Leiweke said, that was inspired by singer Billie Eilish. Leiweke said that a few months ago as Eilish planned her latest tour, she asked every arena to eliminate as much single-waste plastic as possible. "I was like, I can't believe she got an entire syndication of arenas to come along and finally address this issue," Leiweke said. "I was so in awe that she made this part of the deal. When we were debating this, I said if she could do it for a night, couldn't we do this for 365 nights?"
• At least 75% of the arena's food program will be sourced seasonally by local farmers and producers. Viable unused food will be donated to community food programs.
• The arena will have all-electric operations. Carbon emissions and sustainability performance of all events will be measured and publicly disclosed.
The building is under construction on the Seattle Center campus on the site of the former KeyArena that was the primary home of the Seattle SuperSonics.
Jeff Bezos just announced Amazon has bought the rights to Seattle's former KeyArena. It will be called Climate Pledge Arena. Jeff Bezos just announced Amazon has bought the rights to Seattle's former KeyArena. It will be called Climate Pledge Arena. Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 08:19 Rating: 5

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