Seattle Mayor Ed Murray would be willing to amend the current SODO arena deal between Chris Hansen and the city council in order to allow construction for an National Hockey League tenant first.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says there are people other than Chris Hansen who may be willing to take charge in securing a hockey team and building an arena.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday he is not sure what the future holds for the league to come to Seattle because of the arena complications.
Chris Hansen told The Associated Press on Monday that he is confident he’ll be able to find investors to take Ballmer’s place in his group that is trying to build a new arena and last year nearly bought and moved the Sacramento Kings to Seattle.
Ballmer is even richer than Sterling — with a net worth estimated at nearly $20 billion — but there’s no way he was thinking in dollars and cents when he made his offer for the Clippers. Is this all part of a longer-range plan to get his hands on a franchise that could be moved to his adopted home in Seattle sometime down the road?
Investor Chris Hansen says he remains committed to getting the NBA back to Seattle even though he just lost one of his biggest partners in the process
The Sacramento City council voted 7-2 on the package during a late-night meeting Tuesday that caps off the city’s yearlong tussle to keep the team from moving to Seattle. Mayor Kevin Johnson, a former three-time NBA All-Star, declared “Long live the Kings” after the final vote, and the chamber erupted in cheers along with team owners.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman made a visit to Seattle to meet with local elected leaders to get an update on the status of a possible new arena
Two NBA teams in Northern California will be closely watching the final days of this year’s legislative session, when state lawmakers will consider measures that would aid construction of new arenas for the franchises.
California’s campaign watchdog agency says Seattle billionaire Chris Hansen is behind a secretive effort to block Sacramento’s attempt to build a new downtown arena for the city’s professional basketball team.