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  • I would buy NHL/NBA Season tickets for atleast one team.

    6 6.98%
  • I would go to several NHL/NBA games every season.

    13 15.12%
  • I would go to a game or two each season.

    13 15.12%
  • Hell no, a new arena is a waste of money.

    54 62.79%
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    Re: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

    Quote Originally Posted by BadKarma
    We have the ice ring in Kent so why can't we have a NHL team there? NBA....I hope we never get the NBA here.
    Not enough seats to make it profitable.

    seat capacity @ Showare in Kent:

    1. 6,500


    Seat capacities of NHL arenas:

    1. Montreal, 21,273

    2. Chicago, 20,500

    3. Detroit, 20,066

    4. Tampa Bay, 19,978

    5. Philadelphia, 19,523

    6. Calgary, 19,289

    7. Florida, 19,250

    8. Ottawa, 19,153

    9. New Jersey, 19,040

    10. St. Louis, 19,022

    11. Toronto, 18,819

    12. Carolina, 18,730

    13. Buffalo, 18,690

    14. Vancouver, 18,630

    15. Atlanta, 18,545

    16. Dallas, 18,532

    17. Washington, 18,277

    18. New York, 18,200

    19. Columbus, 18,136

    20. Los Angeles, 18,118

    21. Minnesota, 18,064

    22. Denver, 18,007

    23. Phoenix, 17,799

    24. Boston, 17,565

    25. San Jose, 17,496

    26. Anaheim, 17,174

    27. Nashville, 17,113

    28. Pittsburgh, 16,940

    29. Edmonton, 16,839

    30. Long Island, 16,234
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    Re: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Brown
    Quote Originally Posted by Afecks
    I wouldn't support using public funds to build such an arena, especially while Key Arena is still sitting there.

    If it was paid for completely privately, fair enough.
    Key Arena is outdated, run down, has hideous sight lines for sports, and is too small to attract pro teams.

    The whole downtown Seattle area is not very inviting. Seattle has the crappiest, least interesting waterfront area of all the big cities I've been to. The core downtown area is a crime infested ghetto. Without modernization and expansion of things that bring people downtown, we will never be as good as cities like San Francisco, LA, San Diego, Dallas, San Antonio, and many other cities who have had a renaissance in their downtown areas. Sports teams bring people. People bring money. Money brings modernization and more places of interest being built. More hotels. More of all sorts of revenue for the city.

    How many of you would be FOR it, if the city and county didn't put a PENNY into it? Stop assuming you are going to pay for anything.
    Let's be honest, Key Arena's issue is not capacity, but rather lack of suites for people that are willing to shell out $1,000 per game. I've never had a problem with the sight-lines there. Maybe I've just always had good seats.

    But like I said, as long as it's not publicly funded, I've got no issues with it.

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    Re: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

    Still paying for the King Dome roof....... z
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    Re: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

    Quote Originally Posted by everett bill
    I don't really have any skin in the game, Since I avoid Seattle as much as possible.
    If a private investor wants to build a stadium, fine, his money.
    I will be shocked if a privately funded stadium is built.
    I still don't support pro sports.

    I so agree with this... cheeringz
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    Re: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

    Once again, only a little larger.

    ""If somebody comes forward and is going to spend or invest hundreds of millions of dollars in our city, we have to take that seriously," McGinn said Monday.

    McGinn said no public money would be used to build a new stadium -- no dollars from the general fund and no new taxes."

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    Re: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

    Read my lips....No new taxes. Where have I heard that before?
    I am in earnest, I will not equivocate, I will not excuse, I will not retreat a single inch, and I will be heard.
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    Re: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Brown
    Once again, only a little larger.

    ""If somebody comes forward and is going to spend or invest hundreds of millions of dollars in our city, we have to take that seriously," McGinn said Monday.

    McGinn said no public money would be used to build a new stadium -- no dollars from the general fund and no new taxes."

    JB...I applaud your dedication to the cause of pro sports in Seattle.

    But I can't hardly believe you would actually use a quote of McGinn's to further your point!

    Do you SERIOUSLY believe what he is saying about public revenues? Please say it ain't so JB! Have you gone over to the dark side because of hopes of a new arena? stickpoke
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    Re: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

    Quote Originally Posted by huskylawyer
    I support a mix of public money with private money. Look at what Safeco and the Football stadium have done for SoDo and the businesses there. I remember the days when you drove by the Kingdome, you felt like you were in a third world country. Now that area is thriving, and I'm guessing that by now, whatever public funds were (or could have been used) for those projects have paid off in spades in terms of jobs for locals and taxes.
    This. The explosion of growth in the SODO in the past 10 years can only be explained by one thing....the two new stadiums.

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    Re: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

    Don, do you seriously think he could pull the wool over people's eyes and use public funds? After the way the city and state ramrodded the other stadiums after they were voted down? People would storm the gates.

    As for quoting McSchwinn, just because he's an idiot doesn't mean he's not right on this one. Even a blind pig finds the truffle once in a while.

    It will have to be privately funded, or it will never get built.

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    Re: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Brown
    Don, do you seriously think he could pull the wool over people's eyes and use public funds? After the way the city and state ramrodded the other stadiums after they were voted down? People would storm the gates.

    As for quoting McSchwinn, just because he's an idiot doesn't mean he's not right on this one. Even a blind pig finds the truffle once in a while.

    It will have to be privately funded, or it will never get built.
    I just can't see it ever flying with just private funding.

    Perhaps the people have forgotten and become complacent since the last stadium debacles...I think I'll get the popcornz out and take a seat in the cheap seats for the view.
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