Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Thanks for making a Nightmare come true Greg Nickels

The Sonics are gone, but KeyArena will be the site of an exhibition Oct. 14 at KeyArena between their former Northwest rivals, the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Phoenix Suns.

Reported By Percy Allen, Seattle Times Newspaper

KeyArena is not good enough for the Sonics to call it home after 41 years. I see no good reason for the Portland Trailblazers to call it home for even one game.

The Mayor of Seattle, Greg Nickels sold out the lease two years early to franchise owners that have lost most of their wealth, to leave to a city struggling to pay for upgrades to the Ford Center.

Now that is a visionary, the guy that testified that "anything could happen" in those last two years choked.

Have a great day,
Mike Baker

Sent from my iPhone
Visit me here:


Anonymous said...

Once upon a time Seattle had a multi-use sports and entertainment facility. Add seats,wider concourses, a couple restaurants, and presto! Back to the future.

Anonymous said...

The Bellevue question: It's been kicked around a bit, and since it's all quiet on the arena front in Seattle until maybe there's a special session called, the drumbeat for Bellevue to jump into the fray seems to be getting louder. In spite of Steve Ballmer's previous dismissal to build an arena there. I think it goes without saying that Bellevue is capable economically and has the corporate infrastructure, fanbase and hotels that the NBA and NHL drool over. It's all speculation and wishful thinking at this point. But if they want to make it happen they could.

MarkS said...

Here's something you might be interested in Mr Baker. Looks like Nick Licata may have a legitimate challenger.

It would really be sweet to bounce Mr Licata and Mayor McFatty in the same election.

Anonymous said...

Yeah that would be good times for Seattle.