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Evaluating 3 arena proposals leads to apples-to-oranges comparisons

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0700

Comparing and contrasting the city’s three arena proposals is no easy task. To begin with, they aren’t on an even footing.

Grieving Isaiah Thomas scores 33 points as Boston evens its playoff series with Chicago

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:20:50 -0700

Isaiah Thomas is playing through tears after the April 15 death of his sister, drawing strength from the rest of the Boston Celtics. The former UW star scored 33 points, and the Celtics beat the Bulls 104-95 to tie their playoff series at 2-all.

Seahawks, Mariners and Sounders demand binding deal for events at proposed Sodo arena

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:23:28 -0700

Chris Hansen has applied for a new vote on vacating part of Occidental Ave. South so his project can proceed. But representatives of the three team owners, among others, say an initial agreement between all parties in April 2016 has yet to be solidified as intended.

Featuring former Sonics, new 3-on-3 pro basketball league visiting Seattle

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:07:20 -0700

The tournament, which includes Gary Payton and Rashard Lewis, swings into Seattle on Aug. 20 at KeyArena.

Proposed KeyArena renovation timeline likely pushed back a year

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:33:42 -0700

Construction on a major remodel likely couldn’t begin until late spring of 2019 after NCAA men’s tournament regional games are played there. Two groups proposing to renovate the arena for NBA and NHL use have estimated it would take roughly two years to complete the project.

Hard Count podcast: Comparing the Seattle arena plans

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:13:58 -0700

Geoff Baker takes a look at the various arena proposals in Seattle in the latest episode of Hard Count.

Grieving Isaiah Thomas plans to play in Games 2 and 3 of playoffs, Boston coach says

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:35:51 -0700

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas plans to play in Games 2 and 3 of the team’s NBA playoff series against Chicago. Thomas’ sister, Chyna, died in a car accident in Federal Way on Saturday. The former UW Husky scored 33 points in Game 1 on Sunday.

Give architects a mission and some money, and KeyArena looks pretty good all of a sudden

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0700

Though many local fans have focused their arena debating on traffic and rooting for one project site over another, the reality is that the saga today is as much about architecture and innovation as anything.

Sister of NBA star Isaiah Thomas is killed in I-5 crash

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 17:54:09 -0700

A car driven by Chyna Thomas, 22, was traveling south near 288th Street in Federal Way around 5 a.m. Saturday when it drifted off the road.

Poll: Which team has the best shot at winning the NBA title?

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 16:42:32 -0700


Backtalk: Times readers sound off on KeyArena proposals and the Mariners’ early struggles

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:29:47 -0700

Backtalk: Letters to the Sports Editor.

AEG president suggests public bonds for KeyArena plan, but group open to other options

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:32:43 -0700

Bob Newman said the $250 million in public bonding is only a suggestion being made to the city and added that his Seattle Partners group is open to going with 100 percent private funding on its $520 million renovation plan if turned down.

9 years ago, the Sonics played their final KeyArena game. Will the team ever return?

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:18:17 -0700

"A final farewell?" wondered the headline of the sports page the following day.

With Seattle arena groups, it seems relationships as crucial as plans

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 21:52:49 -0700

With ties to both the NHL and NBA, Oak View Group and Anschutz Entertainment Group seem to have the upper hand when it comes to where Seattle could build a world-class arena.

KeyArena renovation group strikes unique partnership with Pearl Jam, Live Nation

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:18:14 -0700

The Oak View Group says its renovation proposal can proceed without NBA or NHL teams for now because of the concert revenue its Live Nation deal would provide. The partnership also is exploring an “extended residency’’ deal with legendary rock band Pearl Jam.

KeyArena groups have similar goals, different proposals for renovation

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:51:26 -0700

The Oak View Group unveiled a $564 million plan and Seattle Partners — a group formed by Anschutz Entertainment Group and Hudson Pacific Properties — unfurled its own $520 million proposal to renovate KeyArena.

Poll: Which of the arena proposals do you prefer?

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:16:42 -0700


Oak View Group plans to spend $564 million on KeyArena renovation, keep iconic roof

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:24:48 -0700

The Oak View Group (OVG), based in Los Angeles, has produced a $564 million plan it says can have the arena renovated by approximately October 2020 – leaving it ready for the 2020-21 NBA or NHL season – spokesperson Steven Gottlieb said Wednesday.

Prospective KeyArena groups add NHL assurance with new partners

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700

KeyArena groups partner with firms whose owners may lure NHL teams. Jeremy Jacobs to OVG, and Victor Coleman to AEG.