In February, Chris Hansen joined by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a proposal to build a $490 million basketball and hockey arena south of downtown.

Supporters cheered, eager to reclaim the Sonics and for the arrival of professional hockey to a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment facility. Opposition has swelled, citing concerns mostly about economic impact on the maritime industry and the use of up to $200 million in public bonds.

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