King County Council approves Seattle arena planPosted by Inside Hoops
One vote down and plenty more to go in the quest to build a new arena that could bring the NBA back to Seattle.
The Metropolitan King County Council took the initial step on Monday afternoon, approving the amended proposal from investor Chris Hansen by a 6-3 vote. After four hours of public testimony and statements from council members, the Hansen’s proposal - with a few tweaks - got the required number of votes to move forward.
Now the plan goes to the Seattle City Council, but if its actions earlier Monday are any indication, Hansen’s $490 million arena plan that includes nearly $300 million in private funds and $200 million in public contribution has plenty of adjustments and changes yet to come.
– Reported by Tim Booth of the Associated Press