Seattle Growth Podcast 2.2: SODO Arena Group’s purpose, plan, next steps

A local investment group led by hedge fund manager Chris Hansen has a proposal to build an NBA arena in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood.

In this second episode of the Seattle Growth Podcast, season two, learn what the SODO arena group needs from the city to proceed and what they hope a return of the Sonics will mean to Seattle.

Pete Nordstrom, co-president of Nordstrom, shares what basketball has meant to him and how his experience as a team owner influences his efforts to bring the Sonics back home. Wally Walker, former Sonics player and team executive, shares details of the proposal and what it was like to be a player on the first professional sports team to bring a championship to Seattle.

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The Seattle Growth Podcast is hosted and produced by Jeff Shulman, an associate professor of marketing and the Marion B. Ingersoll Professor at the UW Foster School of Business.