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Sacramento city council votes on arena research

Posted on: September 28, 2011 12:51 pm
Edited on: September 28, 2011 12:53 pm
By Matt Moore

The city council of Sacramento, California voted Tuesday night in suport of $550,000 to be put towards research to formulate an arena proposal for Sacramento that would keep the Kings in town.  The council voted 7-2, for a variety of reasons, as outlined at The vote represents a big step forward for Sacramento keeping hold of the Kings. The NBA has given the city until March 1, 2012 to formulate a plan or Anaheim's going to have a new professional basketball team. 

The research funding is just one step towards the creation of the $387 million project being proposed by the city. On Tuesday, arena juggernaut AEG expressed interest in assisting the project.  AEG, which owns and operates both Staples Center and Kansas City's Sprint Center among others. The supporting vote coupled with AEG's interest certainly points towards everything going Kings fans' way. 

The next step will be the creation of a formal proposal towards the project. But even after that, the city will have to approve a world of money during an economic downturn for the team to stay.

Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: September 29, 2011 11:31 pm

half mil for this quote

"The Kings need a new arena" - There. Can I have my half mil now?  How many city employees can't feed their family because this money goes to a political crony?  Exactly HOW BAD WOULD IT BE WITHOUT THE KINGS?  41 dates. That's it. Barely even 10% of the dates available to fill an arena with paying fans of anything from dummies on ice to I sing country music badly.  This really disappoints a voter and taxpayer.  In the end, the voters will still not give away their tax dollars and the Kings will go rip off Anaheim. 

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: September 28, 2011 5:48 pm

Sacramento city council votes on arena research

The local politicians in Sacramento all should be kicked out of officer for wasting their time for even considering erecting a stadium or arena in Sacramento for the Kings. Especially at the tax payer’s expense.

These idiots are setting up a commission, who will pay for this commission?

California is BROKE, broke completely broke.

The stupid governor just recently signed into law a bill a bill that authorized illegal aliens to attend college and get grants at the tax payers expense.

What part of broke is the governor having a problem with?

If this was done by private citizen they would be arrested for aiding and abetting and illegal alien. A DA would try to make a name for himself by bringing this individual to trial.

Not to worry it would go to the famous 9th circuit court, they would throw it out so fast you would have a spinning head.

How do the city counsel plan to pay for this arena? Oh yeah raise the property taxes and increase the fines for failure to pay your electric or water bill on time.

Still trust your local Sacramento politicians? They are looking out for you and you tax dollars.

I don’t think any public money should be spent on any sports team what so ever. The citizen of Sacrament should take a page from Los Angeles. Los Angeles county voted not to pay any tax payer’s money for any arena built for a pro team. I wonder why Los Angeles does not have a pro team as of yet? Oh they will not pay for an arena for the pro sport owners.  

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: September 28, 2011 2:55 pm

Sacramento city council votes on arena research

Sac Town; just let the Kings go. There's no way the city, county, or state will pony up a few hundred mill in this day and age, nor should they. Just because the Malloof bros lost the Palms in Vegas with poor decisions shouldn't require the citizens of Sacramento to build them an arena. The quality of life in the capital city will not be affected by having an NBA franchise or not.

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