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    Kings Break Ground On New Arena

    October 29, 2014

    Six months after receiving the approval to begin construction of a downtown arena, the Sacramento Kings and the City of Sacramento have broken ground.


    Arena Opponents Allowed to Amend Lawsuit

    May 23, 2014

    A judge has ruled a lawsuit over a non-binding term sheet between the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Kings is without merit. But, the judge says the plaintiffs may amend the lawsuit to target the recently-approved arena project.


    New Lawsuit Filed To Stop Arena Project

    May 21, 2014

    The council voted 7-2 Tuesday night in favor of the new arena project. Many of the people who spoke against the arena project at the city council meeting have gone to court to try to undo the council's decision.


    Sacramento Arena Approved By Council

    May 21, 2014

    Six members of the Sacramento City Council and the Mayor voted to build a $477 million arena where much of the Downtown Plaza Mall sits now.

  • City Council Arena Vote Postponed

    May 3, 2014

    The Sacramento City Council vote on the downtown arena scheduled for May 13 has been postponed, but the project remains on track for a fall 2016 opening.

Judge Denies Attempt To Move Arena Eminent Domain Case
Tue, Mar 11, 2014

(AP) -- Sacramento's eminent domain lawsuit against the owners of a former Macy's department store downtown will be tried in the city.

Arena Petition Stopped Once More
Wed, Feb 26, 2014

A Sacramento County Superior Court Judge has ruled against two groups that sued the Sacramento City Clerk over her decision to keep an arena-funding measure off the June ballot.

Stop Sign Looms For Opponents of Publicly Funded Kings Arena
Fri, Feb 21, 2014

A Sacramento Superior Court Judge has told attorneys he is inclined to rule against two groups suing the City of Sacramento. They are suing over rejected arena-funding petitions.

Mayor Johnson Says Arena Is Key To State Of The City
Wed, Feb 12, 2014

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson delivered his State of the City address with the great majority of it focused on the proposed downtown arena.

New NBA Commissioner Impressed With Sacramento Kings Arena Plans
Thu, Feb 06, 2014

Plans for a new Sacramento Kings arena are getting good reviews from new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

STOP Files Suit To Force Vote On Public Funds For Arena
Wed, Jan 29, 2014

Groups seeking to force a public vote on a new Sacramento arena and other publicly-funded projects have sued the Sacramento City Clerk, the City, and the City Council.

Kings Ticket Prices Going Up
Wed, Jan 29, 2014

The team says some of the increase is due to a surcharge, but some is simple supply and demand.

Confident Mayor Says City Would Win Court Challenge Over Petitions
Tue, Jan 28, 2014

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson says he is confident the City would win in court if a group challenges a recent decision by the city clerk.

State of Downtown Improving As Arena Progresses
Tue, Jan 28, 2014

The Sacramento Downtown Partnership says the state of downtown is improving as the Kings get closer to breaking ground on a new arena.

Sacramento Kings Reveal Final Renderings For Downtown Arena
Tue, Jan 28, 2014

Updated: 5:00 p.m: The Sacramento Kings have unveiled new drawings of what a planned downtown arena would look like.

City Clerk Says No To Arena Petitions
Fri, Jan 24, 2014

The Sacramento City Clerk has advised the people behind a measure calling for a public vote on a downtown arena project that the petitions "do not conform to the Elections Code."

STOP Gets Another Go-ahead On Road To June Ballot
Fri, Jan 17, 2014

The group received notice it has submitted the required number of signatures to put a measure issue on the June ballot. But, the petitions must still clear the Sacramento City Clerk's office.

City of Sacramento In Court Twice Over Arena
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

The City of Sacramento has asked a judge for control over part of the Downtown Plaza mall that's the site of a proposed Kings arena.

Council Approves Eminent Domain For Arena Project
Wed, Jan 08, 2014

CalPERS will allow the city to take the land, but the city has not come to terms with the bank that owns the old Macy's building.

Some Arena Vote Petitions Have a "Substantial Defect"
Mon, Jan 06, 2014

The two sides of the Sacramento arena ballot measure have sent their legal reasons to the city clerk and county registrar as to whether the petitions to put the measure on the ballot should count.

City Says Eminent Domain Should Be Approved Against Cal PERS For Blocking Arena Progress
Thu, Jan 02, 2014

The City of Sacramento says the California Public Employees Retirement System has refused to sell property needed for a proposed downtown arena project. The City has asked the City Council to approve the use of eminent domain.

Sacramento County Nearly Finished With Petition Withdrawal Count
Tue, Dec 31, 2013

The City of Sacramento is closer to finding out if a measure requiring a public vote on financing an arena will qualify for the June ballot.

Dragons Bicycles and Trees: Some Of The Reaction To The New Arena EIR
Wed, Dec 18, 2013

A crucial document needed for the downtown Sacramento arena project is now up for public review. About 80 people attended an open house Wednesday night at City Hall to ask questions and comment about the environmental impact report.

City of Sacramento Files Arena Environmental Impact Report
Mon, Dec 16, 2013

The City of Sacramento has submitted its Environmental Impact Report for the proposed downtown arena with the California State Clearinghouse.

Kings and City of Sacramento Agree To New Arena Terms
Mon, Dec 16, 2013

The City of Sacramento no longer wants to sell 60 acres on and around the Haggin Oaks Golf Course to the development arm of the Sacramento Kings. The City has instead agreed to sell three downtown parcels to the Kings for about $3 million.