Seattle announces plan for a new arena
Old 02-16-2012, 06:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A San Francisco businessman has unveiled a proposal to pay for a new sports arena in Seattle, plus the cost of acquiring an NBA franchise to be the anchor tenant for the facility.

Christopher Hansen’s proposal, which includes $290 million in private investments, was unveiled Thursday afternoon at Seattle City Hall.

According to a letter submitted by the Seattle native to the city, the remaining construction and development costs would be financed by the city and King County. That money would come from taxes and revenues generated by the new facility and rent charged to the teams playing in the arena. City officials are adamant that there will be no new public taxes needed for the building.

Hansen’s letter also says he will find a partner to bring in an NHL franchise.
Seattle announces plans for new sports arena - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no chance on the nfl team. no tailgate party = no football.
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I can see it happening sooner or later. Not sure though it will be Charlotte Bobcats. Atlanta Hawks most likely or Sacramento Kings (if they don't move to Las Vegas)
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no chance on the nfl team. no tailgate party = no football.
Well Ford was making promises that we are going to have one by 2014
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Well Ford was making promises that we are going to have one by 2014
Oh...well then.

It should happen then. lol
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Charlotte has tiny crowds. So does Detroit. NBA might have to cut 2 teams, then move a couple. I find it difficult seeing the 50-50 BRI Lockout bullshit saving the future of some of these crapper teams.
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Well Ford was making promises that we are going to have one by 2014
Is that coming before or after his Subway system promise?

Personally I find spending public money for arenas being used by sports teams is something that shouldn't be done in this day and age. If they want to build an arena go ahead build it.
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Is that coming before or after his Subway system promise?

Personally I find spending public money for arenas being used by sports teams is something that shouldn't be done in this day and age. If they want to build an arena go ahead build it.
lol I dont know here is some articles about his all ''wise'' plan if you want to take a look. It's mostly Doug Ford, but Rob has the same opinion and goal..

Ford hopes to have NFL in T.O. by 2013 - sportsnet.ca WAP

Toronto Councillor on NFL: “They can’t keep ignoring a market this size” | Goal-Line Stand | Blogs | theScore.com
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Is there no way Seattle Supersonics could come back?
That would be pretty cool
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lol I dont know here is some articles about his all ''wise'' plan if you want to take a look. It's mostly Doug Ford, but Rob has the same opinion and goal..

Ford hopes to have NFL in T.O. by 2013 - sportsnet.ca WAP

Toronto Councillor on NFL: “They can’t keep ignoring a market this size” | Goal-Line Stand | Blogs | theScore.com
Well just don't use public money and I don't really care. They could ignore using that part.
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Is there no way Seattle Supersonics could come back?
I think the city still owns the name and logo
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