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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby JAWA on Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:01 pm

D-Trains wrote:
OKC is not OK wrote:Sad, just sad. We are doing the exact same thing we did when Ackerly had the team. Remodel the Key, but now we are splitting the revenue three ways instead of two ways. If a team couldn't survive with the old business model, who thinks a team will survive with this business model. And not only is the business model bad, but the transportation and parking mess are only going to exacerbate the bad business model. This is just sad.

How is this better than the conditions that existed before when we lost the team? It is much much worse.


And how about the NBA stating back in 2006-8 that a Key remodel is a ridiculous option that would never work and now they just f-ing LOVE the idea. If they had agreed to it back then Schultz may have never sold. Despicable greasy scumbags.

dt


Once again, "Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it."

That is definitely the case here. Here we go again :roll:
 
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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby JAWA on Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:20 pm

Art Thiel with another great article: http://sportspressnw.com/2237378/2017/t ... -fans-lose

Softy with a question to Sonics Nation: https://twitter.com/Softykjr/status/938212169836986368

For me, it's a mixed bag. I'm peeved that the SCC went with the inferior arena plan but at the same time not surprised since we all saw it coming a friggin' mile away. Again, Timmy boy better get us teams. Call up Silver and Bettman relentlessly, offer bribes, do whatever to get BOTH leagues here. Only getting one of the leagues will be considered a failure. Then again, what ownership group (particularly an NBA one) would want to agree to splitting up the revenue three ways? Unless, of course, they get the majority cut.

By the way, if anyone is free tomorrow and interested: https://twitter.com/OvgSeattle/status/9 ... 7386552320
 
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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby JAWA on Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:27 pm

I wholeheartedly agree with Aaron's answer to Softy's question: https://twitter.com/AaronQ13Fox/status/ ... 8251670528
 
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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:
JAWA


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:
JAWA


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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