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Editor and Senior Writer. Second generation Seattle sports fan. Avid follower of the Seahawks and Sonics since the '70s; the Mariners since the mid-'80s; the Huskies since the early '90s; the MLS Sounders from the beginning; and a Zag as it was initially going to be my alma mater.

Seattle Center Arena to be finalized in September in time for official NHL expansion award

Updated timeline to be presented to Seattle City Council on Monday

Seattle Center Arena will be “a perfect basketball building”

OVG’s Tim Leiweke talks about the new arena being as ready for the NBA as for the NHL

OVG scores with local partnerships and strong corporate interest in new Seattle arena, potential NHL club

How Amazon and other Seattle companies could play big roles in the new sports and entertainment facility at Seattle Center

Report: NBA planning pre-season game in Seattle

The Golden State Warriors will play host to the Sacramento Kings in the Emerald City prior to the 2018-19 season.

Steve Ballmer, David Stern talk prospects of NBA return to Seattle

Clippers owner and former commissioner both offer thoughts on a Sonics return

SonicsRising’s Christmas Wish

What does the blog without a team want this Christmas?

City council approves Seattle Center Arena MOU with Oak View Group

Near-unanimous approval to officially define city’s relationship with OVG on new arena

Seattle Growth Podcast Extra: Walker & Nordstrom on SoDo as “the best solution”

SoDo investors Wally Walker and Pete Nordstrom discuss the arena situation, the music scene, and Seattle Center

Seattle Center Arena MOU goes to full city council for expected vote on Dec. 4

Framework document will most likely be approved

OVG highly incentivized to have both NBA and NHL, per independent analysis

Financial analysis of arena proposal makes case for Seattle Center Arena to host both sports