Sacramento Downtown Arena : David vs Goliath 2- Hail Mary or All the Kings Horses…….

One door may have closed on one of Sacramento bloodiest fights.  A new Arena for the Sacramento Kings. Two groups, Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork (STOP) and Voters for a fair arena deal collected more than 22,000 signature which would have allowed the Citizens of Sacramento, to vote on the controversial  $258 million dollars contributionContinue reading “Sacramento Downtown Arena : David vs Goliath 2- Hail Mary or All the Kings Horses…….”

Sacramento Kings: Soap Opera R.E.S.P.E.C.T!

Clearly its personal……  It’s not about the City of Sacramento or Seattle.   It’s about  honor and principal. The newly empowered, Maloof Family wants respect.  If they had the cash, I believe they would stay in Sacramento and build this team, the brothers liked Sacramento and the liked owning a professional franchise.   But they don’t have the capital.Continue reading “Sacramento Kings: Soap Opera R.E.S.P.E.C.T!”

Sacramento’s Downtown Arena 2016 or 2036?

The drums are beating in Sacramento‘s neighborhoods.  Details in the term sheet has made many local groups, organizations, bloggers  uneasy.   There are large cracks in the term sheet. Critics have questioned the  real numbers , which could be as much 400 million.   On April 8, Dan Walter, Columnist with the Sacramento Bee said. The area’s largestContinue reading “Sacramento’s Downtown Arena 2016 or 2036?”

Sacramento Kings-Arena Deal: Seattle vs Sacramento (Seattle has the edge)

Its a stressful time for the  National Basketball Association board of governors.  Two cities, Seattle Washington and Sacramento California are vying for one  professional basketball team the Sacramento Kings. The issue for both cities may come down to  which city is in the best position to build a new arena? In 2006, Sacramentians voted against a measureContinue reading “Sacramento Kings-Arena Deal: Seattle vs Sacramento (Seattle has the edge)”

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”

Sacramento’s Arena at Downtown Plaza: “Feel Free to Panic”

Last year it seemed all pieces for the Downtown Arena at the Railyards had a place.   With all the contributors identified, Sacramento‘s contribution would have been  250 million dollars. Fast Forward to March 2013.   The Sacramento Kings are not simply moving  out of town, they are up for sale.  While Sacramento has bidders in placeContinue reading “Sacramento’s Arena at Downtown Plaza: “Feel Free to Panic””