Adding even more to the intrigue of today's press conference, a media advisory sent out Thursday morning noted:
Per media advisory, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn & King County Executive Dow Constantine will be making a "major announcement" at 2pm. #arena— Liz Mathews 710 ESPN (@Liz_Mathews) February 16, 2012
Advisory doesn't mention Chris Hansen, only states: "Speaking at the news conference will be the Mayor and the County Executive." #arena— Liz Mathews 710 ESPN (@Liz_Mathews) February 16, 2012
City of Seattle just officially confirmed a 2 p.m. press conference to make a "major announcement." Game on?— Tim Booth (@ByTimBooth) February 16, 2012
There has been speculation as to what exactly will be announced today - a proposal for a deal? A deal? The concepts of a deal? Putting together plans for a $500 million dollar arena will be insanely complicated so I'm refraining from getting my hopes up too much, but when you're using the words 'major announcement' I can't help but think it's more than simply conceptual. We'll see what this major announcement is at 2pm. Stay tuned...