The excitement is building for the start of the new season for the Sacramento Kings.

PICS: Kings Home Opener

After seven-straight losing campaigns, the Kings tip off their regular season against the Denver Nuggets tonight at the Sleep Train Arena. 

The team hopes to draw more fans this year with the certainty that the team is staying in town for the long haul.

Stay tuned to NewsRadio KFBK and this afternoon and evening for complete coverage of the Kings Season Opener.

Tonight's Schedule of Events
4 p.m.
Gates open to fans and FanFest begins

5 p.m.
Purple Carpet rolled out with special VIPs (Vivek Ranadive, Shaquille O'Neal, David Stern and others)
Parking lot in front of the main security entrance.

Sometime before game time
Cricket demonstration by Vivek, Shaq and Roger Craig
Southeast side of the arena

7 p.m.
Tip-off between Kings and Denver Nuggets
Sleep Train Arena

1st Quarter
Special on-court presentation from Mayor Kevin Johnson to Commissioner David Stern

Performance by Jay Sean

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