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Sacramento Approves Deal to Build New Arena, Try to Keep Kings From Moving to Seattle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With the clock clicking down, the Sacramento City Council took its last shot at keeping the Kings in California’s capital by approving a public-private deal Tuesday to build a new 18,500-seat arena and retail center downtown. Approval of the arena was the last step in what has been a full court press by mayor Kevin Johnson to keep the city’s only major...
Via NESN.com
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Council approves Sacramento arena

With the clock clicking down, the Sacramento City Council took its last shot at keeping the NBA Kings in California's capital by approving a public-private deal Tuesday to build a new 18,500-seat arena and retail center downtown. Approval of the arena was the last step in what has been a full court press by Mayor Kevin Johnson to keep the city's only major league sports...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Sacramento Businessmen Make Bid to Keep Kings in City, Vote on Seattle Proposal Set for April

The Seattle vs. Sacramento showdown is set. The NBA received an official offer Friday from 24 Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov and billionaire Ron Burkle to buy the Sacramento Kings and keep the team from moving to Seattle, league spokesman Tim Frank said. No financial details of the proposal have been released. Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson announced the Mastrov-Burkle bid during...
Via NESN.com
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Group bids to keep Kings in Calif.

The Seattle vs. Sacramento showdown is set. The NBA received an official offer Friday from 24 Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov and billionaire Ron Burkle to buy the Sacramento Kings and keep the team from moving to Seattle, league spokesman Tim Frank said. No financial details of the proposal have been released. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced the Mastrov-Burkle bid during...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Sacramento Fights to Keep Kings, With Mayor Kevin Johnson Saying ‘Not Our Team. No Way’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The wealthy investors who are partnering on a plan to keep the Sacramento Kings from moving to Seattle have finally been revealed, and they’re the two almost everybody expected — with a twist. Mark Mastrov, founder of 24 Hour Fitness, will submit a bid to the NBA to buy the team on Friday, Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson said in his State of the City address...
Via NESN.com
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Mayor reveals plan to keep Kings in Sacramento

Mayor Kevin Johnson says Sacramento is back in the ballgame after announcing that two investors want to buy the NBA's Kings and build a downtown arena to stop the proposed move of city's only major league sports team to Seattle. Mark Mastrov, founder of 24 Hour Fitness, will submit a bid for the team to the NBA on Friday, Johnson said in a speech Thursday night. Mastrov...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Sacramento mayor plans to keep Kings

Mayor Kevin Johnson says Sacramento is back in the ballgame after announcing that two investors want to buy the NBA's Kings and build a downtown arena to stop the proposed move of city's only major league sports team to Seattle. Mark Mastrov, founder of 24 Hour Fitness, will submit a bid for the team to the NBA on Friday, Johnson said in a speech Thursday night. Mastrov...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Ellison enters picture as potential Kings suitor

The saga of the Sacramento Kings continues to grow. On Friday, the third richest man in America entered the picture, and according to a Kings minority owner Bob Cook, Larry Ellison will meet with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson to discuss the Kings' future, the Sacramento Bee reported. The software tycoon, who is worth about $41 billion, previously had tried to purchase the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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