Category: Updates

A Tribute to Kris “Sonics Guy” Brannon

Big smile, bigger hair, and enthusiasm for his team beyond measure, Kris Brannon was a superfan who took up the “Bring Em Back” mantle for the Sonics with the commitment and perseverance of the larger-than-life superheroes he so avidly collected. Kris was the embodiment of the Sonics community, who showed up almost everywhere for anything… Read more »

Reflections on a Consequential Year

For many of us, 2020 is a year we can’t put in the rear view mirror fast enough. It was, without question, one of the most challenging years in modern history. Our hearts go out to the thousands of people in Washington who have lost loved ones and many more who are facing tough times… Read more »

Looking Ahead

To say we are living in unique times is an understatement. The global pandemic has uprooted our daily lives and we’ve all had to spend more time distanced from our friends, our families, and our communities, reminding us just how important our connections to each other are. So we wanted to take this opportunity to… Read more »

5 Things City Council Candidates Should Know About the SoDo Arena

The 2019 Seattle City Council races are heating up, and we’ve been hearing a lot of questions at community forums about where the SoDo Arena project stands. So we put together this one-pager to inform candidates and the community about the status of the project and how the new Council can help put Seattle in… Read more »

Let’s Put Seattle in the Best Possible Position to Attract an NBA Team

On Wednesday, the Sonics Arena Investment Team sent a letter to Mayor Durkan and the Seattle City Council, urging them to approve a conditional vacation of a one-block section of Occidental Avenue South in SoDo. Approval of this application means we’re one step closer to a shovel-ready arena project and putting Seattle in the best… Read more »

ESPN: What’s the future of the NBA in Seattle?

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst recently penned an article overviewing Seattle’s work to attract an NBA team. Several excerpts are presented below: “…the complexities of the so-called New Arena at Seattle Center, the building’s working title, may make it challenging for Seattle to compete for a team if and when the time comes. The situation could even… Read more »

Same Street, Better Benefits

Just over a year ago we submitted a revised application for a conditional street vacation of a one block section of Occidental Avenue South in SoDo, where we hope to build a state of the art arena for the Sonics. A lot has happened since then, so we wanted to update everyone on where things… Read more »

Happy Holidays – 2018 and Beyond

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… Read more »

SoDo Arena Project Updates

On April 6, the Seattle Design Commission approved the urban design and public benefit of the proposed SoDo Arena and recommended the conditional street vacation of a one block segment of Occidental Avenue South be approved by the Seattle City Council. This video is a condensed version of our presentation to the Design Commission, highlighting… Read more »

To the Sonics Faithful

We’re excited to announce that we just submitted a new petition to the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) requesting the vacation of a portion of Occidental Avenue South to allow construction of the SoDo Arena. If approved by the City Council, this conditional street vacation will finally put us in position to work with the… Read more »

Sports City

2008 was a big year for me. It was my first year as starting QB at NC State. My first trip to a bowl game. And the honor of being named first-team All-ACC. That year was also a big one for Seattle sports fans, but not for a good reason. It was the first year… Read more »