Seattle is working hard to build an NBA/NHL arena (video)

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Thought we’d pass along this King 5 news report about the mounting efforts to get an NBA/NHL arena built in Seattle.

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For those non-basketball fans out there, the only reason the Sonics left town was the absence of a modern arena – Seattle is a fantastic hoops town. But could it be a good hockey town, too?

Among the things Seattle’s got going for it:

—- Large metro population.

—- Plenty of rich people.

—- High-profile companies like Amazon.com, Starbucks and Microsoft.

—- Close enough to draw from Portland and Vancouver.

—- “Let’s do something indoors” weather during the winter.

The question is whether enough Seattle residents like hockey to support a team.