Sacramento Kings officials continued today to offer a glimpse into what they’re considering for a new downtown arena, saying they want the facility to have an “indoor/outdoor” feel that has the flexibility to allow patrons to view events from seats in the arena bowl, standing-room areas and an outside plaza.
Kings President Chris Granger and developer Mark Friedman, a team minority owner helping to lead the construction of a new arena, briefed Mayor Kevin Johnson and the City Council on design concepts for the planned facility at Downtown Plaza during a special council retreat at the Citizen Hotel on J Street. Council members will get another briefing at their meeting tonight.
None of the plans are finalized and likely won’t be until next year, but they gave council members a sense of what to expect from the $447 million project. Some of the ideas had been generated by a series of public meetings the Kings have held in recent weeks.
Granger said the facility, scheduled to open in...