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02-07-2013, 06:21 PM
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Blue Goose
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Originally Posted by gstommylee View Post
Tacoma Dome is a no go.

Arena MOU agreement stated that they must play in Key Arena if NHL arrives before competition of the new arena.
Here is the MOU: http://www.seattle.gov/arena/docs/120516PR-MOU.pdf

At the bottom of Page 17, it states that the owners of the NHL team "will have the option" to play in Key Arena. However, it goes on to say that the team owners would be responsible for paying for the renovations, with the city reaping the benefits since they own the Arena, so Key is pretty much the best option.

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Originally Posted by gstommylee View Post
Tacoma Dome is not even ready host a hockey game yet alone NHL. A lot of work needs to be done. If it isn't Key arena we won't be getting a relocated team. It'll be expansion after the new arena is built.
Due to its size, and the fact that it HAS hosted NHL preseason games in the past, I thought the Tacoma Dome would be a great temporary venue. But then I read this, which makes me think that the renovations would be too costly (unless the city of Tacoma and the new NHL owners could come to an agreement that helps both parties): http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/1...likely-at.html

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