After an incident of unwelcomed dribbling on the basketball court at Stockton Arena, the city arranged a quick repair job and the Stockton Kings have a game to reschedule.
The Kings, Stockton’s entry in the professional NBA G League, were forced to postpone their game against the Westchester (N.Y.) Knicks on March 9 when the roof at the arena sprung a leak prior to the start of the contest. The game has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. on March 14.
The situation was addressed on Friday morning and will not affect future Kings games, according to Carrie Wright, the city’s economic development director. She stated the arena’s management team, ASM Global, brought in two companies to assess the roof and one was hired to patch it. More permanent repairs are possible in the future for the arena, which opened in 2005.
“With the unprecedented amount of rain and the age of the arena, it’s not surprising there could be a leak. ASM addressed it as soon as possible,” Wright said. “The Kings are very important to the city, and we want to make sure they have everything they need.”
The Kings and Knicks met in Stockton on March 7, with the Kings winning 121-104. Before the March 9 contest, a leak developed on the west side of the court, and team officials put out a Gatorade container to catch the water.
After approximately a 30 minute delay, the game was officially postponed. Tickets for the game on March 9 are applicable for the makeup date, or a refund can be requested for any tickets purchased for the game through the Stockton Arena Box Office.