As we look forward to taking some time off this holiday season, we want to take a moment to say thanks to all of you who have worked so hard to help return the NBA to Seattle.

We’re excited by the news that the NHL will be accepting an application for a Seattle team to play at KeyArena, and we wish Oak View Group and city leaders the very best in making that dream a reality for fans.

And in the new year, we look forward to working with Mayor Durkan and the City Council to advance our street vacation petition. We still believe our proposal to build a 100% privately financed arena in Seattle’s stadium district is the best path to bringing back the Sonics. Having a shovel-ready arena project in SoDo will only help Seattle put its best foot forward in attracting the NBA back to our city.

Our goal has always been and will always be the same…to see the Sonics playing again in Seattle. We will continue to do everything we can to help make that happen.

Thank you again from our entire team. We wish you happy holidays and a happy new year!

— Chris, Wally, Erik, Pete, and Russell