Support building an arena at no expense to the general public
  • Petitioned Sally Bagshaw

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Seattle City Councilmember
Sally Bagshaw
Seattle City Councilmember
Tim Burgess
Seattle City Councilmember
Bruce A. Harrell
Seattle City Council President
Sally J. Clark
Seattle City Councilmember
Jean Godden
Seattle City Councilmember
Mike O'Brien
Seattle City Councilmember
Nick Licata
Seattle City Councilmember
Richard Conlin
Seattle City Councilmember
Tom Rasmussen
Seattle City Council

Support building an arena at no expense to the general public

    1. Jason McDonald
    2. Petition by

      Jason McDonald

      Seattle, WA

Four years ago we lost the SuperSonics--an integral part of Seattle and a local institution since 1967. Not only did it hurt Seattle sports fans, it hurt Seattle’s image. We now have a chance to bring professional basketball back to Seattle, and to do so much more.

Private citizens are now working on a deal that would build a new arena at no expense to the general public. The new arena will help bring an NBA or NHL team to Seattle, but it will be more than a building for sports fans. It could host more than 300 events per year and serve as the premier indoor concert venue and convention space in the region. These large-scale entertainment, business and cultural events promote tourism and increase economic activity in Seattle and around the Puget Sound.

The City of Seattle deserves a modern facility to host world-class events. A proper balance of political support, private investment and fan enthusiasm can provide our region with this new arena facility using a viable and self-sustaining business model.

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    1. Spread the word--these are the facts.

      Jason McDonald
      Petition Organizer

      We are off to a great start, but we still have work to do. Make sure your friends and family understand how great this deal is for our region and ask them to show their support by signing this petition. Let the Seattle City Council know that the arena deal is important to all of us.

      Mayor McGinn has published a useful document detailing key facts about the terms of the arena proposal:
      1. $500 million in private investment
      2. No new taxes will be required. The arena is self financed.
      3. Only taxes generated from construction and operation will be used for the project. In other words, it is funded by revenue that only exists because of the arena.
      4. The public will be protected by a contractual guarantee from the investment group, backed up by securities in a lockbox.
      5. The teams will enter into a binding non-relocation agreement until the arena financing is fully repaid.

    2. Reached 3,000 signatures

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    • Chris Payne VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because it builds community!

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    • Bryce McKamey SEATTLE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Hockey is the most exciting to watch. Seattle supports its teams.

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    • Steve Olson MONROE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Hockey Hockey Hockey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Josh Peeples LYNNWOOD, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      My reason for signing is because it would be awesome for Washington state to have an NHL team.and I love hockey. :)

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    • andrew palmer ISSAQUAH, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Seattle is one of the great cities in the country, but not without a first class arena to host events like concerts, tournaments, NBA and NHL games, and even All Star games.

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