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Traffic questions take center stage during KeyArena MOU hearing

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:29:47 -0700

City budget director Ben Noble told the committee that the Oak View Group’s $40 million transportation fund payment is to be spread over a 39-year lease term. He suggested the city could issue public bonds against the pledged OVG money if it requires a lump sum in the short term.

Will Mayor Ed Murray’s resignation affect the Seattle arena process?

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:57:12 -0700

With Murray’s resignation, there is a new dynamic in a seemingly open path to a revamped KeyArena. Most likely, that still will be the outcome. But if people were wondering what a successful Hail Mary scenario for Chris Hansen’s rival arena group could look like, this is it.

News conference to announce KeyArena MOU canceled after new Ed Murray allegations

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:41:01 -0700

No details were made available on when the news conference, to announce a draft Memorandum of Understanding between the city and the Los Angeles-based Oak View Group, will be held. Murray was scheduled to lead the news conference alongside OVG co-founder Tim Leiweke.

Oak View Group plans to renovate KeyArena by October 2020, spend $40 million on transportation

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

The city of Seattle on Tuesday was scheduled to announce its Memorandum of Understanding with the L.A.-based Oak View Group, which plans to spend $600 million renovating the arena for NBA and NHL use.

KeyArena advisory committee member calls process a model for other cities

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Evan Clifthorne, executive director of the Project Belltown community group, was on a 13-member KeyArena advisory committee that met multiple times with the City of Seattle and the Oak View Group to discuss the planned arena upgrade. “It really was a novel concept,” he said.

KeyArena MOU with Oak View Group coming Tuesday: What to expect in Seattle arena agreement

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 17:50:53 -0700

Traffic and parking around KeyArena must be addressed, and you’d expect any MOU, which is scheduled to be released Tuesday, to begin that process.

Seattle officials say Sodo group’s offer to also renovate KeyArena is too late

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:34:07 -0700

In making its latest proposal, the Sodo group, led by Chris Hansen, said it was offering an alternative KeyArena solution in the event its project is ultimately approved. But the city’s Office of Economic Development issued a terse “no thanks” to the offer in a statement.

KeyArena renovation draft MOU on track to be done by Sept. 12, Seattle officials say

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:07:23 -0700

The head of Seattle’s economic development office said city negotiators have held all-day sessions with the Los Angeles-based Oak View Group on finer points of their proposed $564 million renovation.

Seattle arena study lacks context, economists say, but spurs discussion

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:59:51 -0700

The recent study said a Sodo arena would generate three times more tax revenue than a renovated KeyArena. But “opportunity cost” was not factored in, which favored the Sodo proposal, and the study omitted up to $72 million in leasehold excise taxes the KeyArena project could pay.

Seattle Thunderbirds promote assistant Matt O’Dette to head coach

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 19:02:09 -0700

O’Dette served under former coach Steve Konowalchuk for four seasons.

City of Seattle hires sports legal consultant to review its pending OVG arena deal

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 17:19:03 -0700

David Abrams of Inner Circle Sports will advise city negotiators and be made available to the Seattle City Council for information on what to look for, ask for and avoid during this round of talks.

Seattle Thunderbirds, Everett Silvertips open at home Sept. 23

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:08:44 -0700

Teams will meet each other 10 times, starting Oct. 22.

KeyArena developers see ‘window of opportunity’ for NHL team, but not NBA for a while

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:44:21 -0700

Tim Leiweke, head of the Oak View Group, is focused on bringing the NHL first to a renovated Seattle Center arena. “Let’s be honest here,” Leiweke says. “There is no NBA team to be had today.”

KeyArena’s slanted roof closer to being named Seattle historical landmark

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:44:05 -0700

OVG seeks up to $70 million in historical landmark tax credits for its possible renovation of the arena.

KeyArena financing plan appears far ahead of Sodo group

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:00:00 -0700

Oak View Group already has detailed for the city exactly who would pay for what and how.

Backtalk: Times readers sound off on the Seattle arena situation, Safeco Field and F.X. McRory’s

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 17:09:11 -0700

Backtalk: Letters to the Sports Editor.

KeyArena group sticks with David Bonderman after resignation from Uber board over sexist comments

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:35:31 -0700

OVG CEO Tim Leiweke issued a statement saying Bonderman did the right thing by immediately taking responsibility and sent a strong message by resigning. But Leiweke added that Bonderman’s comments “do not represent him, his beliefs or the views of the Oak View Group.”

Pittsburgh Penguins beat Nashville in Game 6, repeat as Stanley Cup champions

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 22:24:32 -0700

Patric Hornqvist scored with 1:35 left in the third period and Matt Murray made 27 saves for his second straight shutout as the Penguins became the first team in nearly two decades to repeat as NHL champion.

Why many Seattle NBA fans prefer Sodo arena project over KeyArena rebuild

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 08:00:00 -0700

Many Seattle sports fans are holding back their enthusiasm despite the impressive prospect of a sparkling KeyArena upgrade. They simply haven’t been convinced that the Oak View Group’s Tim Leiweke is as committed as Chris Hansen to getting the NBA back to Seattle.

Backtalk: Times readers sound off on the Seattle arena story, Colin Kaepernick and the Mariners

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 21:17:48 -0700

Backtalk: Letters to the Sports Editor.