Amazon gives Seattle NHL arena new name: Climate Pledge Arena

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Amazon bought the sponsorship for long-standing KeyArena on Thursday, and is giving the reconstructed arena a new name. Impending fans of the newly christened Seattle NHL franchise will call Climate Pledge Arena their home, per Amazon head man Jeff Bezos. 

I’m excited to announce that Amazon has bought the naming rights to the historic Seattle arena previously known as KeyArena. Instead of calling it Amazon Arena, we’re naming it Climate Pledge Arena as a regular reminder of the urgent need for climate action. It will be the first net zero carbon certified arena in the world, generate zero waste from operations and events, and use reclaimed rainwater in the ice system to create the greenest ice in the NHL. #ClimatePledge

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Bezos penned a statement on Instagram:

I’m excited to announce that Amazon has bought the naming rights to the historic Seattle arena previously known as KeyArena. Instead of calling it Amazon Arena, we’re naming it Climate Pledge Arena as a regular reminder of the urgent need for climate action. It will be the first net zero carbon certified arena in the world, generate zero waste from operations and events, and use reclaimed rainwater in the ice system to create the greenest ice in the NHL.

Fans currently have the name of the stadium, but not the name of the franchise. If they’re still looking for nicknames, here are a few that are available: the Supersonics, Pilots, Primes and Kraken.

Key Arena, located in the Seattle Center, has been home to the Seattle Supersonics (now Oklahoma City Thunder) and is the future home of the Seattle Storm of the WNBA. The building was most recently named the KeyArena between 1995 and 2008. 

Opened in 1962, the building will be home ice to the unnamed Seattle NHL franchise once renovations are completed. The building was last used in 2018.

Twitter, as always, chimed in with the climate-conscious name:

Seattle’s NHL franchise will take the ice in 2021. 

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