Metro Seattle: NHL, NBA and Arena - Part V
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01-21-2013, 11:41 AM
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Join Date: Jan 2009
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From the MOU
The Parties anticipate that an NHL Team will be committed to play in the Arena after the date on which the NBA Team is acquired and committed to play in the Arena. ArenaCo anticipates that it will proceed with the Project and, if necessary, operate the Arena during the period between the acquisition of the NBA Team and the NHL Team. The Parties recognize that the value of the Arena to the City and the County will be greater upon the commitment of an NHL Team to play in the Arena. In connection with the foregoing, the Public Financing shall only be committed in accordance with the following installments:
(i) First Installment: On the Closing Date, in an amount equal to the fair market value of the Project Site (as determined and provided for in Section 8, but in no event to exceed $100 million) paid to ArenaCo (“First Installment”).
(ii) Second Installment: On the Transfer Date, a second installment (“Second Installment”) in an amount determined as follows: (a) if all of the conditions related to an NHL Team set forth in (b) of this Section 10.(ii) have not been satisfied by the Transfer Date, an additional amount supported by the Base Rent and a stabilized level of Arena Tax Revenues that will be based on projections of future tax revenue that take into account long term variables such as team performance and economic conditions in a manner that will be provided in the Umbrella Agreement and Transaction Documents, up to $145 million less the amount paid to ArenaCo in the First Installment, which Second Installment will be comprised of funds (X) first paid to the SODO Transportation Infrastructure Fund,
as described in Section 11, in an amount up to $40 million to bring the total amount deposited in the SODO Transportation Infrastructure Fund (considering only deposits of Arena Tax Revenues and Key Arena Taxes) to a total of $40 million, and (Y) then paid to ArenaCo in an amount not to exceed a total of $120 million, or (b) if by the Transfer Date an NHL Team license agreement committing the NHL Team to play its
home games in the Arena has been executed, together with a non-relocation agreement as described in Section 18 and any other necessary agreements with the City and the County related to the NHL Team, and the NHL has acknowledged the Arena Use Agreement and the non-relocation
agreement and has approved locating the NHL Team in Seattle, an amount equal to $200 million less the amount paid to ArenaCo in the First Installment, which will be comprised of funds (X) first paid to the SODO Transportation Infrastructure Fund in an amount up to $40 million to bring the total amount deposited in the SODO Transportation Infrastructure Fund (considering only deposits of Arena Tax Revenue and Key Arena Taxes) to a total of $40 million, and (Y) then the balance paid to ArenaCo.
17. Key Arena.
Use of Key Arena.
Prior to completion of the Arena, any NBA and NHL franchise owned by ArenaCo or by an affiliate of or major investor in ArenaCo, or that has committed to play its home games in the Arena, will have the option to play their home games in Key Arena. During the tenancy of any such NBA or NHL teams at Key Arena, ArenaCo will cause certain improvements to be made to Key Arena, and those improvements which are of a permanent nature, which may include modernization of the telephone, data and broadcast "backbones" of the arena, as well as refurbishment and minor renovation to the event-level locker rooms and other spaces, will remain behind after the Arena is completed and opens and will become the property of the City.
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