Seattle Growth Podcast Special Episode: City Council weighs new proposal for SODO arena

On February 8th, the investment group led by Chris Hansen submitted a new proposal to build an arena in the Sodo neighborhood, with the intent of bringing NBA basketball back to Seattle. The group’s original request for the vacation of a block of Occidental Avenue South was turned down by City Council. This new proposal promises 100 percent private funding, a joint scheduling agreement, and the condition that the vacation will be valid only if a team is secured.

On this special episode of the Seattle Growth Podcast (recorded prior to the new proposal), Seattle City Council member Tim Burgess discusses the Council’s role in the process of bringing back the Seattle Supersonics.

Seattle City Council member Tim Burgess

Host Jeff Shulman with Seattle City Council member Tim Burgess

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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.