Sacramento Kings become first NBA team to hold Pokemon GO meetup

Wednesday July 13th, 2016

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The Sacramento Kings have a reputation for being ahead of the times, so the fact that they are already getting in on Pokemon GO should come as no surprise.

The Kings will become the first NBA team to hold a Pokemon GO meetup when they open the doors to Sleep Train Arena on Friday for players to catch some Pokemon. They boast two Pokestops by the team box office, in case you were on the fence about going.

The meetup will take place from 4–8 p.m. PT, and Willie Cauley-Stein is devastated he can’t go.

The concept of a Pokemon GO meetup wasn’t thought up by the Kings, however. The Double A Midland RockHounds and Triple A Durham Bulls allowed their fans to enter their stadiums and search for Pokemon.

The Kings claim to have many Zubats, Pikachus and Growlithes around the arena, but considering it’s “Sleep Train Arena,” I’m willing to bet there’s a Snorlax.

You can RSVP to the meetup on the team’s website.


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