Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 5/18/12
What’s an MAU? On Wednesday, investor Chris Hansen, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine held a joint press conference in Seattle to update the Seattle Arena Proposal project. They announced a Memorandum of Understanding between Hansen and his investors and the city on the proposed NBA and NHL arena in the Sodo District in Seattle. This is the next step in the process to getting the proposed arena built. If you don’t know the basic details, let me fill you in real fast. Chris Hansen grew up in the Seattle area before moving down to the San Francisco area for business. He and a group of investors put together a proposal to build a new multi-purpose arena in the stadium district in downtown Seattle. The arena would be just on the other side of the Mariners parking garage. Hansen and his team has acquired all the land necessary, and then some, to make this proposal happen. They want to bring the NBA back to Seattle as well as an NHL team. The arena would...
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