Smaller is Better? The New Kings Arena


The terms of  proposed Sacramento Arena has smelled from the beginning.   The smoke and noise generated by City Leaders,the local media-lead by the Sacramento Bee and a group of Kings Fans( who would mortgage Sacramento schools to retain the Kings) have drowned out common sense. The Sacramento News and Review, citizens groups, and many bloggersContinue reading “Smaller is Better? The New Kings Arena”

Did Sacramento Leaders Negotiate the Best Arena Deal For The City? A look at the last 10 NBA Arena Deals


Is the proposed arena deal good for Sacramento? We took a look at the last 10 NBA arenas opened or renovated 1999 to 2012.  The economic crisis has had a major effect on local government, cities have made severe cuts to services.    Most professional sport venues opened after 2007  were financed with private dollars,Continue reading “Did Sacramento Leaders Negotiate the Best Arena Deal For The City? A look at the last 10 NBA Arena Deals”

The Sacramento Kings in Seattle may be the best gift for Sacramentians


After reviewing the Entertainment and Sports Center(ESC) Term Sheet. The Sacramento Kings moving to Seattle may be the best gift for Sacramentians.  The 2013 sheet is overly optimistic with perfect storm forecasts.  It  has several unsubstantiated claims for growth and insufficient  traffic/parking studies.  In a city facing deficits this  year, the questions becomes is the ESC a good deal fromContinue reading “The Sacramento Kings in Seattle may be the best gift for Sacramentians”

Betting it all in Sacramento-The Kings Arena Debate Rages on!


With the March 1  deadline rapidly approaching,  the Sacramento  City Council will ask Tuesday to allow staffers to dive into deeper discussions with the remaining 10 firms. The council will eventually be asked to issue a request for proposals seeking formal bids from private companies on the city’s downtown parking spaces, garages and enforcement. The garagesContinue reading “Betting it all in Sacramento-The Kings Arena Debate Rages on!”

Planned Obsolescence: Sacramento Arena (Just saying for Monday, June 6,2011)


If the new Sacramento Arena opened today in the Railyards it would be second smallest in the NBA, just above the Power Balance Arena.  When Thomas Enterpriseses bought the 240 acre Railyards in 2006, his vision was for a mixed use community combining residential, commercial projects with entertainment venues, museums, and public parks with accessible public transportation. Continue reading “Planned Obsolescence: Sacramento Arena (Just saying for Monday, June 6,2011)”