Downtown Sacramento Arena

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

Arena News Today? Unlikely


Before it captures any attention, I should pre-emptively debunk CBS 13's report the NBA's plan for a Cal Expo arena will be released today. Here's what reporter Steve Large says: Plans for a new...

'Cal Expo Bill' Passes Senate, Awaits Governor's Signature


Word just came from the Capitol that Senate Bill 282 -- the legislation which would allow Cal Expo a wider range of motion in redeveloping the grounds, including possibly building an NBA arena --...

This Arena Plan Will Be Even More Complicated


Part of the perceived beauty in last year's (ultimately failed) attempt to build a new Kings arena using public and private funds was the relative simplicity. The county was going to levy a...

NBA Requests Formal Discussions With Cal Expo


As the rumors went national Wednesday, the NBA went ahead and made them official, as The Bee reports the league has requested formal discussions with Cal Expo regarding a new arena.A Cal Expo...

Breaking Down the Cal Expo Governing Board


If Cal Expo does become the preferred site for the NBA's attempt to get a Sacramento arena deal done, a new set of folks will become involved. We as viewers have been familiarized with the city and...

NBA Wants to Put Arena at Cal Expo


The Cal Expo hammer has finally dropped, after months of unsubstantiated rumors. Well, a hammer in the form of anonymous sources talking to The Sacramento Bee's Mary Lyne Vellinga, anyway. The NBA...

Las Vegas Will Not Die


It's a damn zombie or something. From the Los Angeles Times (with a tip o' the hat to Kurt): Would AEG and Harrah's Entertainment form a partnership for a privately financed $500-million arena...

Railyard Could Be Designated 'Historic Site'


The Sacramento Business Journal reports the old Union Pacific railyard -- proposed site of a new downtown arena for the Kings -- has been nominated for 'historic status' by the city and state.T...

Why I Feel OK About the Arena Situation


This morning, a Seattle Times columnist used the occasion of Aubrey McClendon blowing the cover of the Sonics' new owners to ask David Stern why the Seattle situation isn't getting the personal...

Marcos Breton is Wrong


Marcos Breton pens a column saying the Tim Donaghy scandal helps Sacramento's leverage in getting a new Kings arena.Some readers have emailed a similar sentiment. I disagree.The Kings weren't going...

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