Metro Seattle: NHL, NBA and Arena - Part III (post #217 - arena announcement 2/16)
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02-11-2012, 03:49 PM
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Both teams can easily play at Key Arena. The NBA Sonics and WHL Thunderbirds shared the building from its opening in 1995 until the Showare Center was opened in Kent back in 2009.
The issue with Key Arena for hockey are the view obstructed seating due to the ice configuration which slashes seating capacity.
A reason why Barry Ackerley, should be the most loved man among hockey fans in Winnipeg and QC now, GRR!
For those that aren't in the know, that's the late Sonics owner, who deliberately mandated that the rebuilt Key Arena be made too small for an NHL team, to keep out competition.
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