There will be plenty of news this week on Sacramento’s effort to build a $448 million downtown arena for the Kings.
Just down the street from where Sacramento is planning a new arena and entertainment to house the Kings, developers Richard Rich and John Leonard hope to be at the forefront of a new era in downtown Sacramento. They say their buildings proximity to the new arena and surrounding development has had a big impact on their plans.
Soon after 110,000 households in Sacramento received a robocall Sunday afternoon from a political group extolling the benefits of a new downtown arena, the campaigns seeking to force a vote on the arena project called foul.
The groups skirmishing over the proposed public subsidy for the new Sacramento Kings arena raised and spent tens of thousands of dollars apiece in recent months, according to new financial disclosures.
The new Kings owners have briefed city officials of their ideas of an arena as a public building that would be characteristic of how we inhabit space in Sacramento.
Interested in hearing more about plans to build a new arena in downtown Sacramento? Head to the City Council meeting Tuesday evening, when members are scheduled to receive an update on the arenas design from the Kings new owners and hired professionals working on the project.
The Sacramento Kings and city officials announced today that they will host an open house on Oct. 5 to discuss the proposed design of the planned new downtown arena.