Saturday, June 24, 2017

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray opposes the SoDo arena

He said something about his predecessor, because that's who Ed is.

http://www.seattlechannel.org/askTheMayor?videoid=x78438
Have a great day,
Mike Baker

OVG would not walk away from KeyArena if Hansen gets street vacation

KeyArena developers see 'window of opportunity' for NHL team, but not NBA for a while | The Seattle Times
OVG have sunk costs in presentations and travel, so, there's that holding them to this arena rock money machine.
Leiweke was asked whether his group would pull out of talks if the council in the interim approved a provisional street vacation of Occidental Avenue South that Hansen's group says it needs to be "shovel ready'' and attract more financing and teams.
Leiweke replied that his group would never have pursued the KeyArena renovation if it felt Hansen still had any shot at landing an NBA team. An MOU between Hansen, the city and King County expires Dec. 3 and provides up to $200 million in public bond funding if he acquires an NBA franchise.
KeyArena developers see 'window of opportunity' for NHL team, but not NBA for a while | The Seattle Times
http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/nba/keyarena-developers-see-window-of-opportunity-for-nhl-team-but-not-nba-for-a-while/

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Seattle Councilmember Rob Johnson, "I just don't want to get fleeced."

The council's confidence in the proposal to renovate KeyArena is less than enthusiastic.

Meanwhile, Councilmember Sally Bagshaw expressed her opinion that the city is done with SoDo if Chris Hansen can't produce a NBA team by the end of the MOU, 12/3/2017. There will then be a gap between the end of the SoDo MOU and the KeyArena MOU due sometime in 2018. If Sally's plan fails then Seattle sports fans have nothing.