From the FanShots. -- TZ
Next Thursday, May 26, the ICON/Taylor group will present their feasibility study on a new Sports and Entertainment Complex in Sacramento. As we all know they have been working on this for the past 3 months, since February, and it is now the time to present their findings to our City Council. This is the beginning of the new chapter for our Sacramento Kings. It's the beginning of hopefully a successful attempt to finally build a much needed SEC in Sacramento, one that will guarantee the Kings staying for many many years. We got our warning, now we MUST have a plan by next March and we hope to get a good start next Thursday.
I'm not sure if all the details are already public but this is what Here We Stay knows:
The presentation will be at City Hall on Thursday, May 26th from 1-3pm. This event will be open to the public and from what we have heard there will be a chance to address the council and say a few words at some point during the meeting.
In my opinion this event will give everyone a great opportunity to do two things:
First, if we do get a chance to address the council, this is a great opportunity to thank Kevin Johnson for all the hard work he has done in the past months to keep the Kings in Sacramento. It's a chance to reiterate how important it is to you, not just as a Kings fan, but as a resident of the Sacramento region, to get this Sports and Entertainment Complex done. The council will be listening and, pardon the publicity, it is indeed your time to Be Heard.
Second, and most important, it is a great chance to get educated on this topic. This is the beginning of a long struggle to get this SEC built, and it truly begins Thursday. It is the perfect time to step up, have a presence, and learn about what ICON/Taylor are bringing to the table. I'm not sure if we'll get a very detailed plan or just a general idea of what they have in mind, but no matter how much information we get from this presentation, it will be extremely important. In my opinion, we (and by we I mean ALL fans, not just the Here We Stay and other grassroots movements) are going to be in the fore front of this SEC effort and in order to educate others, we need to educate ourselves first.
Unfortunately for a lot of us, 1pm on a Thursday is probably a bit rough to make it to City Hall, but if for whatever reason you have a chance to attend this presentation, I encourage you to do so. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to, from the very beginning, show how serious this community is about really getting it done this time around. If you've been thinking about being more active and really getting involved, this is a great chance. I'll be there and hope to see some of you all there as well.
Here We Stay!