Phoenix LXXII: Send in the Clowns
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02-19-2013, 02:47 PM
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* Hansen stands to lose $80M from Seattle towards the Arena if there's no NHL team.
It's also possible that Hansen could save that much money if he makes it primarily a basketball facility, like in Phoenix, Brooklyn, Indianapolis, etc. By making it a basketball facility, the arena itself will be smaller, thus saving some money from building it. Until final designs are released, we won't know what will happen.
To me, the biggest obstacle to Seattle is that Hansen hasn't shown that he is willing to let others, namely a perspective NHL owner, be a partner in the arena. The NHL team will have to share in the arena revenue to be successful.
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