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January 15, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Sacramento mayor can propose Kings purchase offer directly to NBA

There are several new developments this morning regarding the potential  sale of the Sacramento  Kings to a group that would move them to Seattle. First, Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson said he has received approval from the NBA to present directly to the league’s Board of Governors in April a counteroffer to the reported offer from the…

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January 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Further complications in Sacramento Kings’ move to Seattle

Two potential new complications emerged Saturday in the possible sale of the Sacramento Kings to a group that would relocate them to Seattle. One was reported Saturday afternoon in the Sacramento Bee about a group of people eager to buy the team and build a $400 million arena on the site of a troubled shopping…

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January 11, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Hometown buyer emerges despite report that Kings sale to Hansen is ‘done deal’

A new report this morning surfaced suggesting that a deal to sell the Sacramento Kings  to a group that would relocate them to Seattle is done. But this afternoon another report said there was a buyer who made an offer that would keep the team in Sacramento. Matt Steinmetz, a longtime NBA reporter and sports talk show…

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January 9, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Report: Sacramento Kings are headed to Seattle

[do action=”custom_iframe” url=”http://embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v5.aspx?Id=77204&ThemeId=6534″ width=”300″ height=”400″ scrolling=””/] UPDATE: 12:45 p.m. | Capping a flurry of rumors that began Tuesday night, Yahoo! Sports reported Wednesday that the Sacramento Kings are in the process of being sold to a group led by Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer that would have the team playing in Seattle in 2013-14. Yahoo! Sports, citing league…

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November 16, 2012 at 11:12 AM

First conceptual designs for Seattle arena released

A conceptual design of the Sodo arena set up for basketball. (Credit: 360 Architecture via KING 5) A conceptual design of the Sodo arena set up for hockey. (Credit: 360 Architecture via KING 5) Architects for arena investor Chris Hansen today submitted conceptual designs for the proposed Seattle sports arena in the Sodo neighborhood. These aren’t the architectural…

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October 16, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Arena agreement signed to cheers from fans

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, seated at left, and King County Executive Dow Constantine , seated at right, sign agreement to build $490 million sports and entertainment center in Sodo, during a press conference. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times) Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle native Chris Hansen today…

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October 15, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Seattle and King County councils approve Sodo arena deal

GREG GILBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMESKing County Councilmember Joe McDermott, left, and City Councilmember Tim Burgess hold a press conference after the City Council vote on Monday, which was 7-2 in favor of the arena. The Seattle City Council and Metropolitan King County Council this afternoon approved an agreement to use up to…

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October 15, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Longshoremen detail planned lawsuit to stop Sodo arena

The local union representing longshoreman said the city of Seattle should have started an environmental review of a proposed sports arena as soon as it became clear investor Chris Hansen wanted public funds. Union leaders and their attorneys held a news conference this morning to reiterate their plans to sue the city and King County for…

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October 12, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Longshoremen’s union to sue over Sodo arena location

The local longshoremen’s union said today that it will file a lawsuit challenging plans to build a sports arena in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood. The group said the Sodo location jeopardizes jobs and freight mobility. “Our union supports the return of the NBA to Seattle and we are not opposed to an arena somewhere in the Puget…

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October 2, 2012 at 11:57 AM

County Council reviews arena deal

The Metropolitan King County Council reviewed the city’s revised proposal for a new sports arena in Seattle this  morning and is likely to vote on the deal this month. Meeting as the budget committee, eight council members heard staff analysts describe the city changes, which were generally well-received, and asked questions. Bob Ferguson was the only…

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