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Last Build Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:46:28 -0700


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.

Accept the reality: NHL probably coming to Seattle before any Sonics revival

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 19:59:58 -0700

If the KeyArena deal goes through, the Seattle sports scene could be expanding. And you can bet four out of five fans around here would prefer hoops to hockey, but it looks like the puck would drop first.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Celtics minority owner David Bonderman join KeyArena renovation group

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:30:10 -0700

The addition of Bonderman and Bruckheimer provides the strongest signal yet that the Oak View Group intends to bring an NHL team to Seattle near-term and an NBA team further down the road.

City chose Oak View Group before rival KeyArena bidder withdrew, documents show

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:30:14 -0700

Documents show the city felt the Oak View Group proposal had a superior financial and design plan to the Seattle Partners plan. The documents outlined deficiencies in the SP financial and design plans, especially the group’s $250 million public-bond funding request.

Will Seattleites throw salmon on the ice and embrace the NHL?

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 17:15:37 -0700

Professional hockey is likely to be the first new sport to come to the region wherever a new arena is built. The NHL will have plenty of work to do to introduce the sport to a region that hasn’t shown a lot of interest in it.

Seattle Partners withdraws proposal to renovate KeyArena

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 15:43:26 -0700

Leaders of the Seattle Partners group said in a statement that the city’s process has “eroded our confidence in the ultimate execution of this project, no matter which group is selected.”

It’s time for Chris Hansen and Sodo arena supporters to face reality

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 07:00:00 -0700

Hansen has earned the emotional attachment he’s engendered with his efforts to bring back the Sonics. But barring an unforeseen change, the city is going to throw its support to one of two proposals to renovate KeyArena, rather than Hansen’s plan to build a new facility in Sodo.