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If I had to choose - OVG vs. AEG roof lines

We’re not the mayor, but we have opinions!

SoDo group makes its case with arena proposal comparison

The Seattle Arena group analyses all three arena project proposals

Sodo Arena team releases project updates

The Sonics Arena group released a five minute video detailing the benefits of their new proposal

OVG’s KeyArena proposal has more public funding than meets the eye

The funding might not be upfront, but it’s there

Vision for Seattle Partners’ KeyArena renovation and traffic revealed (UPDATED)

Does possibility outweigh public finance request?

Proposals Unleashed

AEG and Oak View Group Proposals for KeyArena Unveiled

Wally Walker breaks down benefits of Sodo Arena

The former Sonic lays out why he believes his group’s location is better than KeyArena

The Arena Wars by the numbers

Breaking down the three Seattle arena options compared to one another, and the rest of the sports world.

City commission recommends SoDo arena street vacation (again)

Seattle Arena project clears design process once more ahead of next week’s KeyArena RFP deadline

Rumors of Key Arena’s demise have been greatly exaggerated [UPDATED]

Mayor Ed Murray has been quietly soliciting offers on the 56 year old building

S&T Committee approves street vacation

Time permitting, the Sustainability and Transportation Committee will decide whether or not to move the petition to vacate Occidental Avenue to the City Council

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Jamal Crawford On The Importance of Bringing Back Our Sonics

Seattle native and Seattle Pro-Am shepherd, penned a great article on the importance of why the Sonics are needed back in Seattle.

What to expect next in the SoDo arena process

We've seen how we got here, but what's next for the Seattle Arena project? Sonics Rising walks you through the next steps in the arena process.

Chris Daniels talks arena; Sam Hinchee talks Ams

KING5 reporter Chris Daniels comes on the show to talk about arena situations in Seattle and Tukwila, as well as recent comments by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. Sam Hinchee joins us to discuss the WHL season thus far for the Tri-City Americans.

Ray Bartoszek says he hasn't given up

Ray Bartoszek tells Sonics Rising that he is still working on the Tukwila arena project.

Still here, still working

The Seattle NHL parties are not giving up just yet

ILWU is salty

We go point by point through the ILWU response.

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Steve Ballmer wants his own RSN - a digital one.

My initial thought was, wow, ballsy. Then I thought if anyone can pull this off, Ballmer can. A friend had brought this link with the thought that oh crap, some idiot is going to think this means that Ballmer is going to relocate the Clips. Of course that will not happen, so please don't go there. Then I thought cool, this is what Chris Hansen could do for his own RSN for the Sonics. Because he might get a better deal than ROOT. In the long run, combining properties, he could really make some money with his own RSN. Your thoughts?

This isn't a two arena race, not yet.

The SoDo arena haters need to take a step back.

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Seattle Arena FEIS: T-Minus 1 Week - An Anniversary

"We ready." After a busy week of arena news, we come to an interesting day in the process. As we have confirmed, everything is on track for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the SoDo arena proposal to be published and released to city & county councils and the general public next Thursday. That's 7 days, folks! The cake is baked. They are putting on the final icing to look and taste good. To mark the final week, we recognize that today, Thursday, April 30, 2015, is actually the two-year anniversary of the date Chris Hansen's WSA Properties III, LLC ("ArenaCo") submitted its land use application with the city of Seattle to secure the Master Use Permit necessary to begin construction. It truly is hard to believe how time flies. Next week, we'll get into things like next steps in the process, timelines and deadlines, potential league news, as well as expected statements from the ownership group and various political entities. Then, we get to dive into the intricacies of the FEIS itself, as we know how much you all enjoy the wonderful world of environmental review. For now, enjoy the week. As busy as this week has been, May promises to be even more crazy. We ready.

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Seattle Arena FEIS: T-Minus 2 Weeks - On Schedule

We've hit the two-week mark until the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the SoDo arena proposal is released to the public. For those who might not have seen our story earlier in the week on the tweaks to the SoDo arena designs, we'd just like to reiterate that we spoke with the Seattle Department of Planning and Development last Friday and confirmed that the FEIS is on schedule to be published May 7th. Last Thursday, the Sonics Arena team presented those tweaks and information on the urban design merit and public benefit of the project to the Seattle Design Commission. The Seattle Department of Transportation has also begun reviewing materials on the project. Both agencies will present important recommendations to the city council regarding vacating the portion of Occidental Ave S that currently cuts through the arena site. On May 21st, the SDC will vote to decide their recommendation on the merit of the urban design. Then, on June 18th, the SDC will vote on what to recommend to the council on the public benefit of the street vacation and the arena project. SDOT's recommendation is expected in Q3. Things are heating up. Keep rallying, my friends!

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Adam Silver Wants An NBA Team In Seattle

"I’ve said it on so many occasions. We love our fans in Seattle," Silver said. "We are very appreciative of the fact that they continue to follow NBA basketball. I wish we had a team to give them. We just don’t." -Adam Silver NBA Commissioner

"Ed will make it a priority that it gets done."

Mayoral candidate Ed Murray wants you to know where his priorities are at.

Arena Discussed In Mayoral Debate

Murray and McGinn addressed the arena MOU at Wednesday's mayoral debate.

Not if, but when

It's CYA Tuesday, do you know where your county council is at?

Oh So NOW You Want To Save Key Arena...


September 24, 2012

The Magic of Sonics Fans and Our Dear Chris Hansen

Let’s get ready to get this thing done.

Demand accountability and transparency from our Port commissioners