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Attend this tonight: 5 - 7:30, Seattle City Hall

The Advisory Panel is scheduled to meet tonight from 5 p.m. to 7 :30 p.m. in the Bertha Knight Landes room at Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue. The meeting is open to the public.

Seattle Arena Proposal is here!

The panel tasked with reviewing a proposal for a $500 million sports arena in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood will hold three open meetings in the next three weeks.

The meetings will be open to the public, and will include time for public comment, said Jan Drago, one of the three co-chairs on the 10-member panel, which was appointed by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine

The meetings will take place Feb. 29, March 7 and March 12. The first and third will take place in the Bertha Knight Landes room at City Hall in Seattle. The location of the second meeting has yet to be determined, said Drago, but will likely be somewhere else in King County. All three will run from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The panel has set a tentative deadline of March 16 to determine whether the arena proposal, led by California hedge-fund manager Christopher Hansen, is sound. That would allow Hansen to make an official offer at the National Basketball Association owners meeting in April to attempt to purchase an NBA franchise to play in the new arena.

Seattle arena review panel to start up - Puget Sound Business Journal