Realignment, Quebec City and SoDo Arena Renders
What a day! NHL approves realignment, Sonics ticket priority list went on sale & then the team at SonicsArena post the arena renderings with a rink. I want to focus on the NHL realignment. Yes, yes, things look good for Seattle for expansion with the lopsided divisions but I don’t think the league would tip […]
Big day on landing an NHL team in Seattle….
Okay okay we are a long way from getting an NHL team in Seattle but we cleared another major road block today. The Lawsuit filed by the ILUW was thrown out by a Washington State judge today. Had this not been thrown out, it could have delayed progress on the arena. This could have put […]
Life expectancy of Arenas
I often see that people question how long an arena can last and therefore questioning the 30 year term of the Bond payback schedule in the SoDo Arena. So I decided to do some research on the Current NBA franchises and their arenas. Of active arenas being used in the NBA, the average age is […]
Take Action: Email your city council members today!!!!
As I’ve followed stadium financing deals for the last year, I was well positioned to investigate and understand all the key components of the SoDo Arena plan and would advise you to pass the MOU. I’ve read countless articles, studies and data on the proposed SoDo Arena from city and county council members, national experts, […]
47,000 is greater than 19,000
It seems like the Port’s concerns is one of the last major hurdles to approve the SoDo Arena. To be clear, they are not saying it shouldn’t be built there, they just want more time and studies on potential Port impacts. I am not going to get into the fact that they’ve had 5 months to determine the impact or share […]
Hansen talks about where we are at with hockey in Seattle
Just a quick note on some of remarks around NHL I caught on KJR yesterday when Chris Hansen called in to their show. You can listen to it here: http://www.sportsradiokjr.com/player/?station=KJR-AM&program_name=podcast&program_id=softy.xml&mid=22279286 I enjoyed the entire piece but if you want to just listen to the hockey comments, it starts roughly at the 21:45 remark. Here are the main comments: “There […]
Data Data Data….on the Public Hearing.
Here is my quick assesment of the public hearing tonight (7/19). For the most part, the issues at hand require so much research, nothing can really be learned at these things because there are biases and claims that can’t really be answered or addressed in this forum. One thing it does provide is an opportunity […]
NHL to Seattle on Facebook
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- Seattle Kraken on the clock as 2021 NHL Draft watch kicks off October 29, 2020