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Series and Project Archive
Six months after receiving the approval to begin construction of a downtown arena, the Sacramento Kings and the City of Sacramento have broken ground.
The first demolition work is underway at the site of the Sacramento Kings' future home.
The Downtown Plaza garage entrances at 6th and J and 6th and L are now closed as construction begins on the downtown arena.
People with affiliations to the group Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork have filed notice they will appeal a judge's decision denying a request for an injunction blocking the downtown arena project.
Parts of Downtown Plaza will be demolished Friday to make way for the Sacramento Kings arena project.
The Sacramento Kings have released an updated work plan for the new downtown Sacramento arena than had been released before.
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.
A new Sacramento arena hasn't been built yet, but the team is already selling the arena experience in a new office downtown.
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.
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.
The City of Sacramento is preparing for as many as 900 people to attend tonight's city council meeting. The Sacramento Kings will ask for permission to begin the construction phase of a new downtown arena.
With the agreement, the City Council will be asked to approve the final details of the $477 million arena deal on May 20th.
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.
More than 200 contractors and local businesses will meet with Sacramento Kings and Turner Construction to talk about demolishing the Downtown Plaza and the job opportunities that will be generated from that work and construction of a new arena.
The Sacramento Kings finished the 2013-14 season with exactly the same record as 2012-2013. But, the team and its fans say it sure feels different.
The City of Sacramento could get as much as a million dollars as the local share of construction-related sales taxes collected for a new arena downtown.
As the demolition date for the portion of the Downtown Plaza where the arena will be built looms, business owners prepare to move or close.
Sacramento's Planning and Design commission have approved plans for the King's downtown arena.
A judge has given Sacramento possession of a former Macy's department store downtown, the last parcel of land needed for the development of a new sports arena.
UPDATE -- A judge delayed his final ruling into the eminent domain case that would allow the city of Sacramento to go ahead with its plans for a downtown arena early Wednesday.
Judge Denies Attempt To Move Arena Eminent Domain CaseTue, Mar 11, 2014
Arena Petition Stopped Once MoreWed, Feb 26, 2014
Stop Sign Looms For Opponents of Publicly Funded Kings ArenaFri, Feb 21, 2014
Mayor Johnson Says Arena Is Key To State Of The CityWed, Feb 12, 2014
New NBA Commissioner Impressed With Sacramento Kings Arena PlansThu, Feb 06, 2014
STOP Files Suit To Force Vote On Public Funds For ArenaWed, Jan 29, 2014
Kings Ticket Prices Going UpWed, Jan 29, 2014
Confident Mayor Says City Would Win Court Challenge Over PetitionsTue, Jan 28, 2014
State of Downtown Improving As Arena ProgressesTue, Jan 28, 2014
Sacramento Kings Reveal Final Renderings For Downtown ArenaTue, Jan 28, 2014
City Clerk Says No To Arena PetitionsFri, Jan 24, 2014
STOP Gets Another Go-ahead On Road To June BallotFri, Jan 17, 2014
City of Sacramento In Court Twice Over ArenaThu, Jan 09, 2014
Council Approves Eminent Domain For Arena ProjectWed, Jan 08, 2014
Some Arena Vote Petitions Have a "Substantial Defect"Mon, Jan 06, 2014
City Says Eminent Domain Should Be Approved Against Cal PERS For Blocking Arena ProgressThu, Jan 02, 2014
Sacramento County Nearly Finished With Petition Withdrawal CountTue, Dec 31, 2013
Dragons Bicycles and Trees: Some Of The Reaction To The New Arena EIRWed, Dec 18, 2013
City of Sacramento Files Arena Environmental Impact ReportMon, Dec 16, 2013
Kings and City of Sacramento Agree To New Arena TermsMon, Dec 16, 2013