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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby D-Trains on Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:31 pm

Pretty amazing that they are going to start construction in about a year but be ready for the NHL in fall of 2020. It is going to take longer than that for them to build the Park place shopping center in Kirkland.

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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby JAWA on Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:21 pm

It's official: https://twitter.com/ChrisDaniels5/statu ... 9418321920

Mayor Jenny Durkan donning a Sonics t-shirt. I highly suggest she wear one with the logo from 1975-1995 and not the one that Coward came up with when he owned the team: https://twitter.com/ChrisDaniels5/statu ... 9418321920

Durkan leaving the door just ajar for Chris and his team: https://twitter.com/ChrisDaniels5/statu ... 6128145408

Timmy boy with a bold proclamation: https://twitter.com/ChrisDaniels5/statu ... 7875076096

He better, otherwise he's going to have a good majority of Sonics fans (if not all) looking to tar and feather him if he fails.

On a lighter note, huge congrats to the UW Men's basketball team with quite possibly THE upset of the season so far! If Romar was still coaching this team, no way they win tonight. Coach Hop has these guys playing well, hope they keep it up! The future looks awfully bright at Hec Ed :wink:
 
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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby JAWA on Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:38 pm

Actually, Timmy boy didn't specify which team he'd get us, probably did that on purpose. Like many of the responses to that particular tweet, "Actions speak louder than words" so get to it, Timmy!

Again, it needs to be teams from BOTH leagues. No "one and done". This ain't NCAA basketball.
 
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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby Sonics Rule on Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:44 am

On a lighter note, huge congrats to the UW Men's basketball team with quite possibly THE upset of the season so far! If Romar was still coaching this team, no way they win tonight. Coach Hop has these guys playing well, hope they keep it up! The future looks awfully bright at Hec Ed :wink:
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I agree, JAWA, this is so cool. Go UW Husky basketball team!
 
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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby JAWA on Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:39 pm

Sonics Rule wrote:On a lighter note, huge congrats to the UW Men's basketball team with quite possibly THE upset of the season so far! If Romar was still coaching this team, no way they win tonight. Coach Hop has these guys playing well, hope they keep it up! The future looks awfully bright at Hec Ed :wink:
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I agree, JAWA, this is so cool. Go UW Husky basketball team!


Yes indeed! Go Dawgs! :wink:
 
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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby JAWA on Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:49 pm

:roll: and :lol: at SDOT: https://twitter.com/seattledot/status/9 ... 0097925122, http://sdotblog.seattle.gov/2017/12/06/ ... s-the-key/

I like the fact that you can take light rail to Westlake and then transfer onto the Monorail. Whereas there's already a station at Sodo and if Chris's arena were to be built, there's no need to transfer at all.

For those who like to drive, there are 7,400 neighborhood spots to choose from. Yep, the residents there will be thrilled with battling Key attendees for parking :roll: Not to mention that isn't even HALF of the full capacity for potential sporting events there.

I swear, this city sometimes...
 
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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby Don Gorgon on Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:11 pm

Hope is alive in Seattle’s quest to get another NBA team


Indeed. In the pursuit of another NBA team, Leiweke could be Seattle’s best asset. He’s widely respected by NBA officials, with a solid reputation. And he’s patient. Leiweke has vowed that the arena renovation will be far more than a facelift. The unique features of KeyArena will remain — the roof and the glass fronts — but everything else will change. He will tackle the brutal traffic issues the arena has faced in the past and establish it as a premier concert venue along the way. Leiweke has built 18 arenas and stadiums in his career, and by 2020 he expects to add another.


https://www.yahoo.com/sports/hope-alive ... 00484.html
 
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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby JAWA on Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:46 pm

Interesting comments from Silver regarding the Key reno: https://twitter.com/kpelton/status/938980153476104192
 
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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby D-Trains on Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:36 pm

JAWA wrote:Interesting comments from Silver regarding the Key reno: https://twitter.com/kpelton/status/938980153476104192


Wow. Just wow. So OVG didn't bother to confirm with the NBA that their plan was NBA compatible.

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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby Don Gorgon on Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:11 am

they are building it to NBA specs, if anybody is concerned they could go check and see, the NBA specs are public as is the plans for the arena. What Silver is saying is there is no particular approval process, you build to their specs and you are going to be NBA worthy. There is nothing to confirm, if you can't follow the specs that is your problem
 
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