KING 5 is re-airing a one-hour special on NWCN at 8:30 P.M. Friday, February 24 titled “Seattle Arena: Billion Dollar Hat Trick.” KING 5’s Jean Enersen and Sports Director Paul Silvi report on the plans for a world class sports arena to be built in Seattle as home for professional basketball and hockey franchises.
The three-part hat trick Jean and Paul explore is
- the financing and building of a state-of-the-art sports arena to be built in Seattle’s Sodo district
- what it’s going to take for this $490 million arena to be the new home for an NBA team
- what is it going to take to bring in an NHL team to the Puget Sound.
KING 5 examines details of the arena plan including the private financing proposed and its potential impact on taxpayers as well as the future of Key Arena. Jean and Paul will also report on the personalities involved from Seattle and King County politicians to the Seattle native and self-made multi-millionaire Chris Hansen who’s behind the mega deal.
KING 5’s Chris Daniels reports from Orlando, where the NBA All-Star game is taking place this weekend. The NBA and Sacramento must make a decision soon about the future of the Sacramento Kings franchise. The special will also feature reports from Phoenix and New Orleans, two areas where sports franchises face uncertain futures.