With a climactic City Council vote just weeks away, Sacramento officials plan to release an update Monday on the city’s negotiations with the Kings over the planned $448 million arena at Downtown Plaza.

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Sacramentans crammed into Sleep Train Arena on Wednesday night to watch the Kings wrap up their eighth consecutive losing season. Unlike last year’s finale, when a possible move to Seattle was under discussion, the mood was almost purely celebratory.
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The number of flashing digital billboards along Sacramento freeways could double as the result of a deal nearing completion between the city and the Sacramento Kings. The plan will allow the Kings to erect six changeable-display signs over the next few years. It’s part of a larger agreement being negotiated between the city and the team’s owners to build a $448 million arena in Downtown Plaza.
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The Sacramento Kings’ downtown $448 million arena dream took a step toward reality Thursday with initial City Hall approval of the building design and hundreds of pages of planning and environmental documents, zoning changes and variances.

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Take an interactive look at the long history of arena proposals in Sacramento, starting with the effort to get the current building constructed in the 1980s.

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