NBA commissioner Adam Silver stated that Seattle will be on the short list for expansion, once the league considers expanding.
Despite traffic issues at the Key Arena site, the mayor’s office is pushing for an MOU without a plan for traffic mitigation.
Murrays handling of Seattle’s arena situation has lacked transparency, to this point.
Over 20 years after the first Sodo arena proposal fell through, Seattle is looking at potentially renovating Key Arena…again.
The NBA would like to expand again.
With a 5-4 vote, the Seattle City Council voted against vacating a stretch of Occidental Avenue for the proposed arena; effectively killing it…and the Sonics.
The long rumored Tukwila arena proposal is finally a reality. As Ray Bartoszek has started to submit paperwork to the city.
Seattle mayor Ed Murray has set a due date of May 7th for the environmental impact statement, and that he would be behind a reasonable NHL first MOU amendment.
We discussed the potentia Tukwila arena, as well as comments made by the NBA commissioner with SonicsRising author Paul Rogers in our latest podcast.
King 5’s Chris Daniels is reporting that Seattle mayor Ed Murray met with the commissioners of the NBA and NHL.
The Bucks future in Milwaukee is in doubt. Grantland’s Bill Simmons has an interesting conspiracy theory about what the NBA wants with the franchise.
Howard Bloom of Sports Business news is reporting that the NHL is going to be expanding to Seattle, Quebec City, Las Vegas, and Toronto by 2017. According to Bloom, the expansion fee for all four franchises would total $1.4 billion… Read More ›
The NHL to Seattle rumors that Seattle Times investigative reporter Geoff Baker started a month ago received a major boost on Tues. March 13th; when King 5 reporter Chris Daniels broke the story that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettmand and Deputy Commissioner… Read More ›
Seattle City Councilmen Tim Burgess has stated that he does not believe that the Memorandum of Understanding — between Chris Hansen and the City — will be renegotiated to allow for a NHL first option. This statement comes on the… Read More ›
Rumors of an expansion NHL franchise have sent the Seattle sports community into a frenzy. These fans have spent the days since Baker’s report trying to decipher what a potential expansion franchise would mean for the Seattle Arena; after all,… Read More ›
Hansen and his ownership group have remained relatively quite in the last eight months and the anti-arena groups have been dominating the headlines during that time period. These anti-arena groups were drowned out during the early portion of 2013 (thanks… Read More ›
The NBA and the NHL have denied that both leagues are looking into placing expansion franchises in Seattle, but that hasn’t stopped rumors about expansion from being published. Those expansion rumors are coming from both leagues, and now is a… Read More ›
The saga regarding the Kings is over, as far as Seattle is concerned. As a result, a lot of people are now considering expansion as a serious option. Tweets from Tim Montemayor are now getting serious consideration, as Sonic fans… Read More ›