Work Starts to Turn Natomas Arena into Hospital

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Work is under way to convert the old arena in Natomas into a surge hospital.

The former basketball arena is being transformed into an alternate care site, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on April 3.

The arena location in Natomas is one of eight federal medical stations operating or being set up across California. The site will provide up to 400 beds to fight COVID-19 and relieve pressure on the health care delivery system.

The former Sleep Train Arena will provide care for less sick patients and allow hospitals to focus on those with the most acute needs.

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Photos Courtesy of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services


  1. […] The arena location in Natomas was one of eight federal medical stations in California during the pandemic. The site’s capacity of up to 400 beds was part of the statewide effort to expand hospital capacity… […]

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