Portland Rose Garden History
The Portland Trail Blazers originally played their home games in the Memorial Coliseum, before moving to the Rose Garden in 1995.Construction on the Rose Garden began in 1993, and the arena opened on October 12, 1995. The Rose Garden Arena seating capacity configured for basketball fans is 19,980 and a total of 20,580 people can accomodate including standing room. The Rose Garden Arena and Portland Trail Blazers was owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen who also owned the holding company Vulcan Sports and Entertainment.
The Portland Trail Blazers homecourt advantage in Rose Garden had made the team advanced to the NBA Finals three times, winning the NBA Championship once, in 1977. The Trail Blazers also enters the NBA Finals in 1990 and 1992. The Portland Trail Blazers qualified for the playoffs in 29 seasons of their 41-season existence, including a streak of 21 straight appearances from 1983 through 2003. Several players of the Portand Trail Blazers are in the Hall of Fame Lenny Wilkens, Bill Walton, Clyde Drexler, Dražen Petrović, Arvydas Sabonis, and Scottie Pippen).
The Rose Garden is a multipurpose indoor sports arena much suitable for basketball, ice hockey, arena football and lacrosse. The arena also host concert events and conventions. The Rose Garden arena is located in Portland, Oregon, United States. It is inside a sports and entertainment district known as the Rose Quarter, a parcel of land in inner northeast Portland which also includes the Memorial Coliseum arena, as well as several parking structures, restaurants, and other amenities.