Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/11/12
Get with it, Seattle! In recent weeks, a money manager from San Francisco named Christopher Hansen has apparently taken a much more serious look at a privately funded multi-purpose arena for the Seattle sports market. The main concern is to attract an NBA franchise back to the North West. Since arenas are such expensive ventures, there would be a need to fill the proposed venue as often as possible. This would generate sufficient revenue to cover the construction and ongoing overhead of running such a costly building. Such a move would exhaust the interest and pockets of most disinterested taxpayers. While trade shows, concerts and exhibitions are proven money-spinning rentals, their frequency is very much dependent on the state of the economy, which in the US has sputtered more than the goals off the stick of Chris Higgins in recent weeks. But the addition of not one, but two regular sports tenants with an NHL franchise would greatly enhance the attraction of constructing a brand ...
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