Key Arena Now to be Called Climate Pledge Arena After Amazon Buys Naming Rights

June 25, 2020
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Mat Hayward

Coming off of backing the amazing COVID-19 virtual relief concert for AllinWA, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has announced the company bought the naming rights to Key Arena and added that its new name is now Climate Pledge Arena.

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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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Amazon partnered with NHL Seattle and L.A. based entertainment company, Oak View Group to establish the world's first net zero carbon certified arena.

— Andy Jassy (@ajassy) June 25, 2020

During an extended period of uncertainty with the pandemic and all, I'm stoked to have positive news to share! According to the Seattle Times, the new Climate Pledge Arena will be powered 100% by renewable electricity when it opens and seek to achieve a zero carbon footprint. That's some science I can get behind :D 


In a press release, Jeff Bezos commented: "We’ve secured naming rights to the historic arena previously known as KeyArena. Instead of naming it after Amazon, we’re calling it Climate Pledge Arena as a regular reminder of the importance of fighting climate change. We look forward to working together with Oak View Group, a new Climate Pledge signatory, and NHL Seattle to inspire global climate action.”

The newly named venue is set to open by the end of Summer 2021, read the full story here.