In Celebration of 916 Day Kings Announce Exciting Entertainment Elements for 35th Anniversary Season
Today, the Sacramento Kings announced the debut of the team’s newly formed gender inclusive hip-hop group, 916 Crew, the official date of Fan Fest where the entire roster will participate in a free event for the public as well as a number of theme nights fans can look forward to for the 2019-20 Season, the Kings 35th season in Sacramento.
“We are thrilled to announce a number of exciting entertainment elements for the upcoming season as we celebrate the 35th year of the Kings in Sacramento,” said President of Business Operations John Rinehart. “We look forward to welcoming our fans back to Golden 1 Center with a high energy line-up of entertainment including our newly formed 916 Crew, Fan Fest and an array of theme nights.”
916 Crew Debut
The 916 Crew for the 2019-20 season represents the diversity of the Sacramento community and is composed of 25 individuals – including former Sacramento Kings Dancers and Street Team members. These individuals are employed by the Kings and will perform high energy routines during Kings games and serve as ambassadors in the Sacramento region at community events and appearances.
Earlier this summer, the Kings announced they will partner with three regional studios, Dance Elite All Stars, Hype Dance Studio and Kast Academy of the Arts, to choreograph routines for the debut season of 916 Crew.
On Saturday, October 19, the Kings will host their annual free Fan Fest and Open Practice in anticipation of the upcoming 2019-20 season at Golden 1 Center. This all-ages event will be free and open to the public, but tickets will be required for admission. Fans can reserve up to four general admission tickets at Kings.com/FanFest. Fan Fest parking can be reserved online at reserve.sacpark.org for $5 for the West Garage. Anyone paying online will automatically pay $5, while those who pay day of will pay the listed rate.
Before and during Fan Fest on the DOCO Plaza in front of Golden 1 Center, fans can shoot hoops and listen to live DJs. Fans can also visit the Bosque in the plaza to enjoy food and beverage including new signature cocktails and a selection of flavored popcorn or items from one of DOCO’s other favorite eateries.
Season Ticket Members will have early access into the arena at 11:45 a.m. with doors opening at 12 p.m. The newly expanded Kings Street Team will be on hand, playing games with fans and passing out prizes throughout the concourse and plaza. The full Kings roster and coaching staff will participate in an open practice featuring team drills, skills challenges, a scrimmage, and the traditional rookie dance contest. Lucky fans will be selected to participate in on-court contests for the chance to win prizes. Select Kings Legends will engage with fans throughout the event. In addition, fans will have the opportunity to stock up on newly-arrived styles for the season at the Team Store, including the popular Classic Edition gear.
Additionally, youth ages 6-14 are invited to participate in a Jr. Kings youth basketball clinic on October 19 to coincide with Fan Fest. Spots are limited and will be available for purchase at Kings.com/JrKings later this month.
2019-20 Season Select Theme Nights
Last month, the Kings announced their full season schedule, which will showcase a number of interactive and immersive theme nights. Breast Health Awareness will take place on October 28 while Salute to First Responders and Service will take place on October 30 and November 12, respectively. The team will celebrate the highly anticipated new Star Wars movie with a themed night on December 13. To continue to celebrate the first NBA games in India, the Kings will host their annual Bollywood Night on January 6. Each year the Kings shine a spotlight on Sustainability, Health and Education on the community, these games will take place on January 2, March 15 and March 29. The team will celebrate Lunar New Year on January 29, Black History Month starting on February 1, Latino Heritage on March 1, Equality Night on March 5, Slamson’s birthday on March 8 and Women of Inspiration on March 31. The team will conclude their regular season schedule with a Sixth Man Celebration on April 15. The full list of theme nights can be viewed at Kings.com/Promos.
For more information about the 916 Crew, Fan Fest or to buy tickets to a game, visit Kings.com.