arena http://kuow.org en NBA Owners Reject Sacramento Kings Move To Seattle http://kuow.org/post/nba-owners-reject-sacramento-kings-move-seattle <p>DALLAS (AP) -- NBA owners voted Wednesday to reject the Sacramento Kings' proposed move to Seattle, the latest in a long line of cities that have tried to land the franchise.</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 13:32:25 +0000 The Associated Press 13169 at http://kuow.org NBA Owners Reject Sacramento Kings Move To Seattle Cracking Open The Sonics’ Treasure Chest http://kuow.org/post/cracking-open-sonics-treasure-chest <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><em>Correction: audio for this story differs from its original broadcast, which incorrectly identified Nate McMillan as a member of the Sonics championship team from 1979. We have also clarified the story to indicate that the two conference trophies in MOHAI's warehouse are not the only two won by the Sonics.</em></p><p>When the owners of the Seattle Sonics moved the team to Oklahoma City in 2008, basketball fans in Seattle were crushed. But they got one consolation prize: The team’s owners agreed to leave behind the Sonics’ cache of <a href="http://kuow.org/post/five-best-sonics-souvenirs-ever">memorabilia</a>.</p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:27:56 +0000 Deborah Wang 8858 at http://kuow.org Cracking Open The Sonics’ Treasure Chest Judge Rejects Union Lawsuit Against Sodo Arena Deal http://kuow.org/post/judge-rejects-union-lawsuit-against-sodo-arena-deal <p>A King County Superior Court judge has rejected a lawsuit that would have stalled plans to build a new professional basketball and hockey arena in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood. It's part of a proposal to bring an NBA team back to Seattle.</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:01:17 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 8689 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine <p>Seattle's arena deal took a major step forward this week as King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn signed legislation to commit $200 million in public money toward a new $490 million sports facility. That frees investor Chris Hansen to begin the hunt for an NBA franchise –&nbsp;just as a union representing Seattle longshore&nbsp;and warehouse workers says it will file a lawsuit to halt the deal. We'll ask Dow Constantine what's next for the arena and delve into his proposed county budget. Have a question for the King County Executive? Thu, 18 Oct 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 1877 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine Sodo Arena Deal Approved: What’s Next For The Seattle Storm? http://kuow.org/post/sodo-arena-deal-approved-what-s-next-seattle-storm <p>The King County Council and Seattle City Council have approved the new arena deal to bring NBA and NHL teams to Seattle.</p><p>But what about the Seattle Storm?</p><p>Will they move to Chris Hansen’s new arena in Sodo, or will they continue to call Key Arena home? Ross talks to Seattle Storm president and CEO Karen Bryant.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:12:22 +0000 Ross Reynolds 1767 at http://kuow.org Sodo Arena Deal Approved: What’s Next For The Seattle Storm? King County And Seattle City Councils Say Yes To Sodo Arena http://kuow.org/post/king-county-and-seattle-city-councils-say-yes-sodo-arena <p>The King County Council and Seattle City Council both gave the go-ahead for an agreement to build a new professional basketball and hockey arena in Seattle.</p><p>The union that represents Longshore workers plans to file a lawsuit to stop it.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 01:05:08 +0000 Patricia Murphy 1711 at http://kuow.org King County And Seattle City Councils Say Yes To Sodo Arena UPDATE: How The Sodo Arena Plan Would Work http://kuow.org/post/update-how-sodo-arena-plan-would-work <p><em>Story last updated by Patricia Murphy on October 15, 2012 at 3:13 p.m.</em></p><p>The Sodo arena plan has had a few twists and turns.&nbsp; After first being unveiled in February, it was later altered by the Seattle City Council and more recently by the King County Council.<br><br>The latest iteration is scheduled to be voted on by the whole King County and Seattle City councils.<br><br>Here’s an outline of how it works:</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 22:21:49 +0000 Derek Wang & Patricia Murphy 1615 at http://kuow.org UPDATE: How The Sodo Arena Plan Would Work Sodo Arena Plan Advances To The Full King County Council http://kuow.org/post/sodo-arena-plan-advances-full-king-county-council <p>The full King County Council is expected to vote on the latest Sodo arena plan next week, following some adjustments made by the council’s budget committee Tuesday.<br><br>Committee chairman Joe McDermott said the adjustments included that language that requires<br>improving pedestrian access to the new Sodo arena. “It could be anywhere from sidewalks to an overpass or underpass somewhere.&nbsp; I want to underscore that those kinds of pedestrian improvement also assist in freight mobility,” he said.<br> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 15:32:18 +0000 Derek Wang 1354 at http://kuow.org Sodo Arena Plan Advances To The Full King County Council