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02-11-2012, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Nuclear SUV View Post
Wow, where do I start?

- Key Arena is the same as it always has been, including 1995-2009 when it was the home to a hockey team.

- Bennett, an OKC guy, moved the Sonics to OKC because he wanted an NBA team there, not in Seattle. He had no intention whatsoever of keeping the team in Seattle.

- The Sonics played in the Kingdome in the late 70's, early 80's because they were averaging over 20,000 fans a game, way more than the puny Seattle Center Coliseum could hold.

- Key Arena opened in 1995. The roof support structures are about the only thing left from the original coliseum

- The Thunderbirds still play in King County

- the stadium moratorium is only with the govt. of the city of Seattle, and does not apply to profitable (for the city) ventures
A little far fetched possibility, but would be smart on the NHL's part if we get the Coyotes. Play at Key Arena, but, have 5 to 6 games, like opening night and when the Canucks come to Seattle, at Safeco field with the roof closed. So that way you would get more revenue to make up for the 11k seat Key Arena.

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