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Sacramento, Kings reach tentative arena deal

Sacramento officials and the owners of the Sacramento Kings (NBA) have reached a tentative deal on financing for a new arena in the city’s downtown area. The deal, still subject to final approval once the city’s part of the funding package is determined, calls for larger-than-planned contributions by the Maloofs, owners of the Kings, and […]

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Groundbreaking at new Lincoln arena

Construction of a new Haymarket-area arena for University of Nebraska sports is officially underway, as a groundbreaking ceremony was held this morning to commemorate the occasion. Gov. Dave Heineman was on hand with university and city officials to mark the beginning of work on the 16,000-seat arena, largely funded by a 2 percent tax on […]

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Baltimore arena plan shifts to waterfront

The search for the site of a new Baltimore arena has shifted from the current 1st Mariner Arena site and to an expansion of the Baltimore Convention Center, where a new 18,500-seat facility is now envisioned by city officials. The nonprofit Greater Baltimore Committee is exploring arena options after officials concluded 1st Mariner Arena coudn’t […]

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Goodman to Vegas group: Show me the NBA contract

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman is openly skeptical about the claim by International Development Management that it has an NBA team “under contract” if a new Clark County arena is built; meanwhile, the NBA denies that any team is eminently moving to Sin City. Goodman, who has worked for years to bring the NBA to […]

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Edmonton: New downtown arena financially feasible

Combine a $5 ticket surcharge with a $100-million contribution from Edmonton owner Daryl Katz, and you’ve reached the point where a new downtown Oilers arena is economically viable, say city officials — raising the stakes on new-arena discussions in the city. “A new downtown arena with an increase in the number of seats and other […]

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