Seattle arena http://kplu.org en NBA — Not NHL — First For Seattle's Proposed Arena Project http://kplu.org/post/nba-not-nhl-first-seattles-proposed-arena-project <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/140584538&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>After last year’s failed bid to bring the NBA back to Seattle, there has been a lot of talk lately about professional hockey coming to town.</p><p>An arena proposed for Seattle’s Sodo district would be built to accommodate both sports. But KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel has learned that NBA must come first. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 15087 at http://kplu.org NBA — Not NHL — First For Seattle's Proposed Arena Project Chris Hansen Fined for Trying to Undo Kings Arena http://kplu.org/post/chris-hansen-fined-trying-undo-kings-arena <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">Billionaire Chris Hansen must pay the California Fair Political Practices Commission $50,000 for his role in a secretive effort to funnel money to a group trying to thwart Sacramento's efforts to build a new downtown arena.</p><p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 23:06:33 +0000 The Associated Press 9936 at http://kplu.org Chris Hansen Fined for Trying to Undo Kings Arena Court Rejects Longshoremen's Challenge to Seattle Arena Plan http://kplu.org/post/court-rejects-longshoremens-challenge-seattle-arena-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A state appeals court ruled against the longshoremen’s union in its attempt to block a new NBA arena in Seattle’s&nbsp;</span>SoDo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;neighborhood.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:04:28 +0000 Ashley Gross 9928 at http://kplu.org Court Rejects Longshoremen's Challenge to Seattle Arena Plan Can Chris Hansen Be Trusted? http://kplu.org/post/can-chris-hansen-be-trusted <p></p><p>A lot of questions remain following the revelation that Seattle arena investor Chris Hansen gave $100,000 to the anti-arena campaign in Sacramento, well after losing the battle to relocate the city's NBA team to Seattle.</p><p>KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel wonders if Seattle arena stakeholders are wondering whether Hansen can be trusted.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 9726 at http://kplu.org Can Chris Hansen Be Trusted? 'Odds against Seattle from start' in NHL Coyotes coming to town http://kplu.org/post/odds-against-seattle-start-nhl-coyotes-coming-town <p></p><p>The two most promising chances for the NBA and NHL to come to Seattle this year are now gone. This week the city council in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale voted to approve a lease agreement that keeps the NHL's Coyotes in Arizona.</p><p>The news comes two months after the NBA rejected a bid to relocate the Sacramento Kings to Seattle.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPLU&nbsp;sports commentator Art&nbsp;Thiel&nbsp;says it's a blow to Seattle's arena project, but not a very big one.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 9245 at http://kplu.org 'Odds against Seattle from start' in NHL Coyotes coming to town Seattle City Council approves new NBA arena deal http://kplu.org/post/seattle-city-council-approves-new-nba-arena-deal <p>The Seattle City Council has approved a deal to build a new arena designed to lure the NBA back to town.</p><p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 01:17:05 +0000 The Associated Press 6442 at http://kplu.org Seattle mayor meets with NBA head in New York http://kplu.org/post/seattle-mayor-meets-nba-head-new-york <p>Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has delivered a personal message to NBA Commissioner David Stern, saying the city is interested in having the league come back.</p><div><p>McGinn&#39;s spokesman Aaron Pickus said McGinn met with Stern in New York on Monday. A new ownership group took the Seattle Sonics to Oklahoma City in 2008. Now playing as the Thunder, Oklahoma City faces the Miami Heat when the NBA finals begin Tuesday.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 23:09:12 +0000 The Associated Press 5250 at http://kplu.org NBA deal: City, county would put up $200 million (to be paid back); $290 million from private group http://kplu.org/post/nba-deal-city-county-would-put-200-million-be-paid-back-290-million-private-group <p>Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced at a press conference this afternoon that the city has received a proposal to bring NBA and NHL back to Seattle. He said the new facility would be &#39;self-funded&#39; but would include public money upfront.</p><p>McGinn said $200 million from city and county would be invested, but the funds would be paid back through rent and tax revenue generated at the new facility. He said guarantees for paying back the money would be in the agreement.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;The $200 million investment from the county and city would be repaid (from) revenue that would not otherwise exist,&quot; McGinn said.</p></blockquote><p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:34:45 +0000 KPLU News Staff 4181 at http://kplu.org NBA deal: City, county would put up $200 million (to be paid back); $290 million from private group