Earlier today, new Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan signed the Seattle Center Arena memorandum of understanding (MOU) into effect. Also putting their signature on that document was Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke. Shortly after, Leiweke and OVG Director of Special Projects Lance Lopes sat down for their first post-MOU interview with Sonics Rising’s Brian Robinson, Taylor Bartle, Dontae Delgado, and Miles DeCaro.
Topics ranged from the arena’s longevity to traffic and NHL team names. Leiweke did his best to quell the fears of fans who believe the arena will be nothing more than a redressing that won’t help return the NBA.
Keep an eye right here for part one of a three part series, coming soon.