Downtown Sacramento Arena

Sactown Royalty's coverage of the new downtown Sacramento arena.

Updated Kings arena construction timeline released


The demolition of the Downtown Plaza Mall will begin in late July and the exterior of the new arena should be done by fall 2015.

Is Sacramento's arena deal bad?


Economic studies say Sacramento made a mistake with their new arena deal. But that doesn't necessarily mean they did.

Kings offer virtual experience with arena designs


Oculus Rift, augmented reality - it's all there at the Kings' new arena "Experience Center" on J Street.

Arena Financing Passes 7 to 2


Signed, sealed, delivered.

A new future for Sacramento rests on one vote


The Kings stayed a year ago. Tuesday's city council meeting will keep the team here for more than three decades and set the city of Sacramento on a new course.

Final vote on arena set for May 20


There is one vote left before the demolition process of Downtown Plaza can begin and the Kings are guaranteed to be in Sacramento for at least 35 years.

Kings to pump $5.5 million into arena art program


The Kings announced a partnership with the Sacramento Metro Arts Commission to help develop an art plan for the new downtown arena. An artist or artists will be selected to create the "monumental"...

City protected more under revised arena term sheet


A revised term sheet for the agreement between the city of Sacramento and the Kings was released Monday. Under the new agreement, which will be voted on by the city council on May 13, the city's...

More elements of new arena highlighted in report


Five new bar/nightclubs, wide open spaces, sky bridges and more in the latest city report on the new downtown arena.

What's next for the downtown arena


Assistant City Manager John Dangberg says the city council will vote on the revised arena term sheet on May 13.


Another Arena Hurdle Removed


A Sacramento court judge tentatively ruled in the city's favor to take control of the Macy's men's store at the Downtown Plaza. That lot was the last piece of land needed for the future arena.

Demolition of Downtown Plaza expected in May


Turner Construction and AECOM representatives were on hand at a Sacramento Building Industry Forum this week. Demolition of Downtown Plaza and other arena-related topics were discussed.

Phil Jackson is wrong


Phil Jackson sat down for an interview with Sam Amick, and among other things, his role in the Sacramento-Seattle saga as well as his opinion of the Maloofs came up.

Ryan Lillis on what's next for the downtown arena


Ryan Lillis, the excellent city reporter at The Sacramento Bee, joins us to discuss STOP and the timeline for the arena.

STOP stopped


The last major hurdle to a new downtown arena has been cleared.

Judge favors City in arena petition hearing


Judge Timothy Frawley won't make a final ruling until next Tuesday, but made it clear that he is heavily leaning towards upholding the City Clerk's rejection of STOP's arena petitions.

Legal briefs say STOP effort violates city charter


Legal briefs filed Friday claim STOP's anti-area efforts attempt to change the city charter.

Mayor Kevin Johnson lays out benefits of new arena


The mayor delivered his State of the City address Wednesday night. He labeled 2014 the "Year of Groundbreakings." New arena renderings also were released.

Adam Silver confident in Sacramento's arena plan


Silver took in his first game as NBA commissioner on Wednesday. He shared his thoughts on the league keeping the Kings in Sacramento, on the new downtown arena and his priorities for the league.

STOP files lawsuit


The anti-arena coalition has officially filed a lawsuit against the City Clerk and the City to try to reverse the Clerk's decision and get their initiative on the the June ballot.

Chris Granger discusses new arena concepts


We've seen a lot of versions over the last couple of years, but here is a peek at what the new downtown Sacramento arena will actually look like. Kings President Chris Granger joins us to chat...

City Clerk Rejects STOP Petitions


STOP's petition gathered enough signatures, but the city clerk has rejected them on the basis that they are noncompliant with California election code and the Sacramento City Charter.

City Clerk to make decision on STOP's petition


The county has finished it's verification process. Things are now in the hands of the city clerk. Plus, the Kings finalize the deal to purchase Downtown Plaza.

STOP has enough signatures, but here's what's next


STOP has the 22,000 signatures they needed for their initiative to qualify for the ballot. But the verification process is not over.

Arena update - STOP's petition recount and more


There's a lot going down. Here's a recap of the latest happenings this week.

Validity of STOP's arena petitions questioned


STOPs campaign to try to get the arena on the ballot could be in trouble.

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