Press Release

Sacramento Kings Draft EarthCam to Document Construction of Golden 1 Center

New Time-Lapse Movie Showcases Project Progress-To-Date


New York, October 28, 2015 -- The heart of downtown Sacramento continues to undergo sweeping changes as Golden 1 Center -- Sacramento’s world-class entertainment and sports center – is constructed. Since August 2014, the Kings have been relying on a winning combination of EarthCam’s live streaming video and time-lapse webcam technology to document the progress.

Project teams recently installed a new camera – the GigapixelCam – to broadcast and document the transition from construction site to coliseum. The camera was launched to coincide with the installation of a section of concrete stadia which was signed by Kings season ticket members. This new webcam produces impressive billion pixel panoramas and provides viewers an ultra-high resolution window inside the new arena, designed by world-leading architecture firm, AECOM. Archived footage from multiple angles will allow the Kings to document their contributions to Sacramento’s skyline.

“Embracing innovative technology is at the core of our guiding principles,” said Kings President Chris Granger. “EarthCam allows us to safely take fans behind the construction curtain and provide them with spectacular views of our arena rising.”

In anticipation of the 2015-16 season, EarthCam Time-Lapse editors created a time-lapse movie highlighting the project’s progress-to-date. Kings fans can watch as the vision for their hometown team’s new arena starts to take shape, showcasing stunning HD imagery.

“Nothing brings fans closer to the construction process than a live webcam,” said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam.  “When the fans finally step inside to celebrate this monumental moment in the franchise’s history, I hope they feel like they have been a part of this incredible journey with their team since day one.”

The Golden 1 Center and adjacent mixed-use development is a once-in-a-generation transformative project that will redefine the Sacramento region. A third-party analysis estimated that the combined economic impact of the downtown arena and surrounding development will generate 4,000 permanent jobs and $11.5 billion in economic activity for the Sacramento region over the expected 35-year lifespan.

To track progress for the Golden 1 Center with EarthCam’s collection of construction cameras at the jobsite, visit


EarthCam is the global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video, time-lapse construction cameras and photography documentation for corporate and government clients in major cities around the world. EarthCam leads the industry with the highest resolution cameras available, including the world’s first outdoor gigapixel panorama camera system. This patent-pending technology delivers superior billion pixel clarity for monitoring and archiving important projects and events across the globe. In 2014, EarthCam documented $151 billion of construction projects. The company is headquartered in Northern New Jersey and maintains 12 additional offices worldwide.

EarthCam specializes in sports, arena and stadium construction documentation. Projects include: Atlanta Braves SunTrust Park, Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Barclays Center, Baylor University McLane Stadium, BC Place, Daytona International Speedway, FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums, King Abdullah Sports City, Madison Square Garden, Minnesota Twins’ Target Field, Minnesota Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium, Marlins Park, Orlando Magic Amway Center, San Francisco 49ers Levi’s Stadium, Texas A&M Kyle Field, UC Berkeley California Memorial Stadium and University of Houston TDECU Stadium and Yankee Stadium.

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