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Category: Arena
June 19, 2013 at 7:41 AM

No decision in Glendale on arena deal

The Glendale City Council met Tuesday night to consider a rental deal for the use of Arena with prospective Coyotes owner Renaissance Sports & Entertainment. At issue is the management of the city-owned facility where the Coyotes have played since 2003. The city has budgeted $6 million while the RSE group reportedly is targeting $13-$15…


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June 11, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Arena talks heating up in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl said the NBA team needs a new arena to stay in town. However, Kohl isn’t likely to receive any help from state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos who opposes state and county tax plans to subsidize a new arena. “I don’t necessarily buy into the philosophy that our whole country has that…


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April 12, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Judge dismisses lawsuit against proposed Sodo arena

A King County judge this morning dismissed a lawsuit aimed at blocking construction of a new arena in Sodo. Superior Court Judge Laura Middaugh determined that there are too many unknowns to the proposed arena deal to rule now. Investor Chris Hansen is leading a group that wants to build the arena with the hopes…


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April 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Could court ruling slow Sacramento’s arena plans?

As Chris Hansen and Seattle compete with Sacramento for the NBA’s Kings, a tentative court ruling last week could present complications to quickly building a new arena in Sacramento, the Sacramento Bee reports. The ruling, in an unrelated case, involves a new law designed to fast-track major construction projects that face legal challenges on environmental…


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March 29, 2013 at 1:33 PM

New Sonics renderings released

In advance of some critical meetings with the NBA coming up in the next few weeks (explained in the post below), Chris Hansen today released a few new renderings of the inside of the proposed Sodo arena, as well as a message to fans of what is ahead. Here is a link to all…


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March 20, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Updating the Seattle/Sacramento/NBA saga

After what has been a little lull in the proceedings in the Seattle/Sacramento/NBA saga, activity is about to pick up. I wrote this story for the Thursday paper laying out what to expect in the next month as this process nears its conclusion. As you can read, a significant step is expected Thursday when the city…


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