A judge this morning dismissed a lawsuit aimed at blocking construction of a new Seattle arena in Sodo in Kings County.
Superior Court Judge Laura Middaugh determined that there are too many unknowns to the proposed arena deal to rule now. Investor Chris Hansen is leading a group that wants to build the arena with the hopes of bringing an NBA basketball team and possibly an NHL hockey team to Seattle. They are seeking to buy the Sacramento Kings.
The lawsuit, filed in January, alleged the arrangement, which calls for $200 million in public money to be repaid through arena revenue, violates the terms of Initiative 91.