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Seattle arena effort suffers funding setback

A Washington State Senate committee approved an extension of sales taxes that helped pay for Safeco Field and Qwest Field, but in a blow to NBA arena advocates slipped in a provision that bars the use of future tax proceeds for a new or renovated arena — or any other sporting facility. Advocates had eyed […]

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NBA: We’re done with Sacramento arena efforts

Stung by the collapse of talks to bring a new Sacramento Kings arena to the downtown railyards area, the NBA has withdrawn from all arena efforts, presumably paving the way for the Maloofs to move the franchise. Sacramento has always been an interesting market for the NBA: not quite major-league in size and in some […]

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Cal Expo rejects Kings arena plan

The Cal Expo board strongly rejected a plan to move operations to the Arco Arena area, scuttling plans to participate in a three-way land swap that would yield a new downtown arena for the Sacramento Kings (NBA). The plan would have had the Cal Expo move to Arco Arena. The current Cal Expo site would […]

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Maloof: We’re not looking at move to Seattle

A meeting between Sacramento Kings owner George Maloof and former Seattle Sonics GM Wally Walker had tongues wagging about a possible move of the Kings to the Key City, but Maloof says nothing is afoot. Perhaps, but we’re not so sure. The topic of the meeting was the difficulties the final Sonics owners had in […]

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