— WalMart is ending its involvement in the Fresno State basketball arena, and the Sacramento Kings have announced plans to replace it with an arena in a parking lot next to the Wal-Mart.
The Kings are working with the Sacramento Metro Council on the project, which is expected to cost about $20 million.
The arena will be located on the edge of the city and the city is expected pay for it.
Wal-Mart has played at the Coliseum for 25 years, the Sacramento Bee reported.
It has also hosted basketball games at the nearby Qualcomm Center for decades.
The Fresno Kings and the Kings are among three teams playing in the Staples Center for the first time since the 2015-16 season, and they’re the first to play in the new arena.
The Grizzlies play the Sacramento Sparks on Saturday.
Walmart has long operated a facility in Sacramento.
It also has a facility that it operates in Las Vegas.
But Sacramento is the first major U.S. city to use the Staples center as its home arena, the paper reported.
The Staples Center, which opened in 2013, is the largest arena in the NBA.