Hey, it's good to get a lot of eyeballs paying attention to this. A local tv station giving an hour of air time is huge.
The Sonicgate dudes (you heard me) will be on, they were interviewed earlier today by Jean "front row at Sonics games" Enersen.
Reporter Chris Daniels is at the All Star extravaganza and will have an interview with The Commish.
KING 5 is producing a one-hour 10:00 PM special airing Thursday, February 23rd, titled â€œSeattle Arena: Billion Dollar Hat Trick.â€ KING 5â€™s Jean Enersen and Sports Director Paul Silvi will report on the plans for a world class sports arena to be built in Seattle as home for professional basketball and hockey franchises.
The three-part hat trick Jean and Paul explore is
the financing and building of a state-of-the-art sports arena to be built in Seattleâ€™s Sodo district
what itâ€™s going to take for this $490 million arena to be the new home for an NBA team
what is it going to take to bring in an NHL team to the Puget Sound.
KING 5 examines details of the arena plan including the private financing proposed and its potential impact on taxpayers as well as the future of Key Arena. Â Â Jean and Paul will also report on the personalities involved from Seattle and King County politicians to the Seattle native and self-made multi-millionaire Chris Hansen whoâ€™s behind the mega deal.Â
KING 5â€™s Chris Daniels reports from Orlando, where the NBA All-Star game is taking place this weekend.Â The NBA and Sacramento must make a decision soon about the future of the Sacramento Kings franchise.Â The special will also feature reports from Phoenix and New Orleans, two areas where sports franchises face uncertain futures. Â
The program will be simulcast on 710 ESPN Seattle.Â It will repeat on NWCN on Friday at 8:30 PM.
KING 5 News Special Report on Seattle Arena Thursday 10:00 PM