Toyota Center

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Toyota Center
Entrance to the Toyota Center in Houston (2010)
Entrance to the Toyota Center in Houston (2010)
place 1510 Polk Street Houston , Texas 77002
United StatesUnited States
Coordinates 29 ° 45 '2.8 "  N , 95 ° 21' 43.7"  W Coordinates: 29 ° 45 '2.8 "  N , 95 ° 21' 43.7"  W.
owner Harris County - Houston Sports Authority
operator Clutch City Sports and Entertainment
start of building July 31, 2001
opening October 6, 2003
costs 202 million US dollars
architect Morris Architects,
Populous ,
John Chase Architects
capacity 18,023 places (basketball)
17,800 places (ice hockey)
19,000 places (concerts)

The Toyota Center is a multi-purpose arena in the US city ​​of Houston in the state of Texas . It mainly serves as the home of the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association (NBA), but concerts are also held.


The arena was built in 2003 at the urging of Houston-based sports clubs and replaced the Compaq Center , which has now been converted into a church . The Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota secured the naming rights even before the opening.

The capacity is a maximum of 19,000 seats, but it varies depending on the event. More than 1.5 million people visited the Toyota Center during the first year.

In 2013 the NBA stopped with the All-Star Game at the Toyota Center. The west defeated the east with 143: 138. For the 2012/13 NBA season, the arena received a new, rectangular video cube . It was the largest of its kind in an event venue in the United States.


The following artists performed at the Toyota Center:


Web links

Commons : Toyota Center  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. The Houston Rockets' massive new scoreboard will be the largest in an arena in the US Article from September 4, 2012 (English)
  2. List of concerts in the Toyota Center (English)