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NBA, NHL In Seattle: New Seattle arena approved by city, county council

Ongoing coverage of the bid for Seattle to build an arena complex in SoDo that would house NBA, NHL teams.

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Check it! New SoDo arena design pics!

The preliminary drawings for the new SoDo basketball arena were revealed on Friday.

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Magic Johnson stumps for NBA return to Seattle

The legendary Lakers guard gives a glowing endorsement to return the NBA to the city of Seattle.

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Stern hard at work to bring NBA team to Seattle

David Stern helped strip Seattle of the Sonics five years ago, but now he is trying to put a team back in one of the NBA's best markets before he retires.

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NBA Commissioner David Stern to retire

Stern, 70, will retire exactly 30 years after taking on the role.

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New Seattle arena approved by city, county council

The King County Council unanimously approved the new Seattle arena plan, 9-0, while the Seattle City Council approved it by a 7-2 margin.

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NBA, NHL In Seattle: Revised Arena Agreement Approved

Sports fans in Seattle have long awaited the return of the NBA franchise they lost, the Seattle Sonics, and Thursday's decision by a city council committee moved that dream a step closer toward realization.

The Seattle City Council's Government Performance and Finance Committee voted unanimously to approve a revised version of the proposal to build a new arena in the SoDo area of the city -- near Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field.

The vote paves the way for the actual city council to rule on the agreement on Sept. 24. If it passes, Seattle will get a new basketball and hockey arena through which to attract an NBA and NHL franchise.

Most folks in the Emerald City expect the city council to rule in the fans' favor, so Chris Hansen, a Seattle native who is the main investor for the new arena project, can now begin shopping for tenants.

For more on Seattle's new sports arena, make sure to follow this StoryStream.

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March Deadlines Have Potential To Reshape the Seattle Sports Landscape

Imagine a world where Seattle has professional teams in all five major sports: The National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, and Major League Soccer.

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