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Sacramento and its sole major league sports team, the Kings, have agreed on the pieces of a $387 million arena financing puzzle that would keep the franchise in town another 30 years.
The railyard development northeast of downtown Sacramento will be the location for the new arena if an agreement reached Monday is finalized. Under the deal, the city would pay more than half the cost of a new arena and own the facility.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson
Kings co-owner Gavin Maloof
NBA Commissioner David Stern
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The Kings are staying put.
The team and the city of Sacramento have reached a tentative deal to build a new arena that would keep the Kings from leaving.
Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson and NBA commissioner David Stern announced a joint plan last week for the sides to come to an agreement on the financing of a new arena by March 1.
Kings owners, the Maloofs, will contribute $70...
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The Kings look to be staying put in Sacramento after the team agreed to a tentative deal Monday with the city for a brand new downtown arena.
The Maloof family, which owns the franchise, has agreed to put down $75 million upfront before construction, while Sacramento reportedly will post between $200 million to $250 million. George Maloof, via the Sac Bee:
“We’re going to have...
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Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will hold a press briefing at 5 p.m. today in front of City Hall to offer an update on the tentative agreement the city reached Monday with the Sacramento Kings and NBA on a deal to build a new downtown arena.
FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2012 file photo, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. The city of...
The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors agreed today to move forward on a plan to help the city's arena financing effort.
Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan
FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2012 file photo, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. The city of Sacramento, the NBA basketball and the Kings have announced...