SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Diya TV) — Vivek Ranadive is a creature of Silicon Valley. His lifework includes the successful construction of two technology companies. He wears an Apple Watch, last year, he took employees on a tour of Tesla’s electric car factory — it’s no wonder he’s constructed the NBA’s newest arena, one he refers to as “the Tesla of arenas.”

At the new Golden 1 Center, fans will have the ability to order food from their seat using a cellphone app, summon Uber for a ride home or find the bathroom with the shortest line. Eventually, Ranadive hopes to install facial recognition technology that would eliminate the need for tickets – digital or otherwise.

“It’s a technology marvel,” he said.

The arena was built for a whopping $557 million, and is poised to be one of the most technologically advanced sporting venues anywhere on the planet. Fans will speed through “smart turnstiles” to enter and tap their cellphones to find their seat. Tweeting and posting photos to Instagram should be a breeze; the arena comes with enough bandwidth to support a stadium four times as big. And don’t worry about getting a headache from staring at the world’s largest indoor video scoreboard; it was designed by a Walt Disney Co. engineer to minimize eye movement.

Paul McCartney christened the arena with a pair of performances on Oct. 4 and Oct. 5.

If you ever have a chance to visit the Golden 1 Center, have a look at the 40-foot-high aircraft hangar doors that loom over the arena’s main entrance, which can be left open during games and concerts. Ranadive noted the doors were manufactured by the same company that built the hangars at SpaceX, the private space-launch company founded by Tesla’s Elon Musk.

“It’s part of my technologist thing,” Ranadive said. “We think this is pretty cool.”

The team chairman said he believes Golden 1 will be part of the transformation of Sacramento – not just the downtown area, but the whole city. Even the solar panels that cover most of the roof, and the arena’s LEED Platinum status – a recognition of efficient energy design – make a statement about Golden 1 as “a platform for good,” Ranadive said.