Found March 15, 2013 on NESN.com:
In the last 15 years or so, NBA arenas have followed the trend of gradually making it less enjoyable, much less feasible, for regular fans to attend games. A seat to a game, even if the upper reaches of the arena, in most cases is simply too expensive for a normal dad or mom to afford to take their families to a game. Now the planned arena in Seattle might take this a step farther and remove “seats” from the equation entirely. In a move that predictably will be billed as being “edgy” and “forward-thinking,” the new Sonics arena would feature standing-room only areas in the balconies, according to concept art released earlier this week. The venue, which is of course in extremely preliminary stages at this time since the purchase and relocation of the Sacramento Kings still is not definite, would have several “state-of-the-art” seating features like a steep lower bowl to supposedly improve viewing angles and “flex” capabilities to increase or decrease capacity depending on the event. ...
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