NBA Stadium Showcase: Toyota Center Club Level Seats and More

Toyota Center In Houston ExteriorThe Houston Rockets have put together a great 2017-2018 season, thanks in large measure to the play of perennial MVP candidate James Harden, the leadership provided by high profile offseason acquisition Chris Paul and the contributions of Eric Gordon from the outside and Clint Capela in the paint.

In fact, per, Houston owns the third best odds to win this season’s NBA title, due to their stellar efforts on the hardwood.

The Rockets have been playing NBA basketball in the city of Houston, dating back to 1971, when the franchise relocated to South Texas, after spending its first four seasons in San Diego. From 1975-2002, the club called The Summit (later named Compaq Center) home.  Set amid the Greenway Plaza business district (five miles southwest of downtown Houston) the arena was the site of the team’s back-to-back NBA titles in 1994 and 1995. But, by the late 90’s and early 00’s, the building had grown very much out-of-date.

In 2003, the Rockets began play at the Toyota Center, located in the southern part of downtown Houston, one block from the George R. Brown Convention Center and six blocks from Minute Maid Park, home of the 2017 World Series winning Astros.

Toyota Center In Downtown Houston

The 18,300-seat Toyota Center is headquarters to the entire Rockets basketball and business operation, including the team’s practice facility.

Rockets Practice Court Toyota Center In Houston

The stadium features 112 luxury suites, along with 2,900 club seats, set in close proximity to the court. In addition to being so close to the action, club seats are both wider and come equipped with greater legroom. Both luxury and club area fans have access to the 2,500-spot Toyota Tundra Garage, which connects to the arena via private sky bridge.

Toyota Tundra Garage Toyota Center

An additional 10,000 parking spots are available throughout downtown Houston.

Club level customers also possess the chance to gain access to the Lexus Lounge (pictured below), Rockets Club West, Rockets Club East and the Baseline Bar, all located on the event level.

Lexus Club Toyota Center In Houston

Certain club seating attendees are also able to spend time in luxurious courtside suites, which feature player tunnel viewing windows.

Located on the lower suite level, the Red & White Wine Bistro, presented by Sterling Vineyards, offers patrons five gourmet food chef stations, along with a 3,000-bottle wine collection for individual purchase.

Red & White Bistro Toyota Center In Houston

Found on the main concourse level, the Corona Beach House & Patio is a beer and cocktails bar, open to all fans in attendance.

Aside from the more specialized aspects of culinary and libation opportunities, Toyota Center offers a wide variety of concession fare, such as barbeque, Mexican and Asian.  Pizza Hut has multiple spaces in the building, with local favorite Space City Dogs also available for consumption.

Positioned on the upper concourse level, the Memorial Hermann Sky Court allows fans the opportunity to take part in an interactive basketball experience, including a look at a replica Rockets locker-room, along with a chance to measure one’s vertical leaping prowess.

Memorial Hermann Sky Court Toyota Center In Houston

From a fan visual perspective, the Toyota Center claims the largest combined viewing area of any indoor center-hung scoreboard in the United States, thanks to the Rockets ongoing relationship with Panasonic.

Scoreboard Toyota Center In Houston

In addition, the arena lays claim to 450 HD flat screen televisions, which are placed throughout the concourses, suites, clubs and restaurants.

From an apparel standpoint, the arena is the setting of two Rocket team stores, one in the main concourse, with a separate (open to the public retail space) placed on the building’s exterior.


Photos Courtesy: Houston Rockets