Category archives for: Downtown Arena

STOP anti-arena signature collectors caught misleading voters again

The definition of what is a tax and what isn’t a tax will likely be a hotly contested one for all of time. In the case of anti-arena group STOP (Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork), their continued use of the word ‘tax’ when describing their opposition of Sacramento’s plan to build a downtown Entertainment and […]

Bruski: Labor agreement between Sacramento and Kings another sign downtown arena moving forward

It may be fun for opponents to poke holes in the labor agreement reached between Mayor Kevin Johnson, the Kings and the Sacramento-Sierra Building and Construction Trades Council, which calls for most of the construction and labor jobs for the downtown arena to be filled by union workers, and it may be good for ratings […]

Downtown Arena: Locals take pride in their fight to keep the Kings

The potential relocation of the Sacramento Kings has brought about many things. The most intangible aspects of professional sports where vividly apparent at Sleep Train Arena and beyond. The prestige and importance of having a team were a pillar, but the overwhelming narrative since the grassroots efforts escalated three years ago was “Bigger than basketball,”. […]

Downtown Arena: NBA ‘Fans’ Nowhere to be Found at Anaheim Council Meeting on Kings

By Greg Hyatt, Just finished watching the March 29 web cast of the Anaheim City Council meeting, where city officials there voted to approve bonds to attempt to lure the Kings from Sacramento. The council unanimously approved items to issue bonds for upgrades to their Honda Center arena (only five years younger than ARCO…I […]

Downtown Arena: Railyard Cleanup Likely Not A Big Hurdle For Downtown Arena

By Greg Hyatt, State officials overseeing cleanup of the downtown Sacramento railyards say locations where a new arena could be built are mostly cleaned up and safe for development, a signal that could be good news for Kings fans and others wanting to fast-track an arena project. Some additional environmental cleanup may be needed […]

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